The first step to protecting any new invention is to patent it.
By patenting the invention, you ensure no one else utilizes the patent without your permission.
This opens many opportunities for you. You can decide to license the patent, sell the patent, or do as you see fit. The protection, given to your invention, allows you to benefit financially and be recognized as the inventor.
With TrademarksPatentsLawyer.com, you are guided through the process of patenting your innovation to ensure that your innovation acquires the protection it needs as soon as possible.
We help inventors, organizations and companies protect their patent, achieve their patenting objectives, and reap the financial rewards all within a budget expenditure.
What can be Patented?
This is one of the top questions our patent lawyers are asked. There are three criteria that qualify an invention to be patented.
It Must Be New
The invention must not be heard of and no else should have publicly announced such an invention.
It needs to be completely new to the market. Maintaining secrecy is crucial, not to just ensure no one else steals the idea, but to prevent anyone from publicly announcing it or filing a patent for it before you
It Must be Inventive
Creating anything new from the ground up can be very tough and patent law takes this into consideration. The invention, if not completely new, must be an improvement over an existing product or process.
Must be Practical
The invention must have a practical application, which has utility or gives it a functional value.
We help you assess whether your invention is applicable for patenting. Patents are often used synonymously with trademarks and copyrights. Trademarks and copyrights are two other avenues for intellectual property protection, quite distinct from patents. Our team of experts will point you in the right direction.
File the Patent
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has a stringent process to file a patent. This is to ensure that only inventions which are new, inventive and practical become patented and there are no other similar or overlapping patents already filed.
Filing a patent is a rigorous process and it is advisable that you seek the help of professionals who are experienced.
Here’s a quick overview of the patent process you have to go through and how we help.
The first step is an assessment. This is required to identify if the invention qualifies to be patented and that no other such patent is registered.
Draft the Patent Application
Once we complete the patent assessment, we start drafting the patent application. Drafting a patent requires very precise language and terminology, and should fit within the specific structure set by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. This step is critical if you want your patent application to be accepted..
Must be Practical
When the patent application is ready, we file it and request the Patent Office to examine the application at an appropriate time.
If the patent application is rejected, your patent application will be sent to the Patent Appeal Board.
There are many nuances to the patenting process. You want to make certain that your patent application is accepted on the first submission. At TrademarksPatentsLawyer.com, we can help you do that.
To know more about patents and the process of filing patents, you can reach out to us. We have a team of legal professionals who are well-versed in the nuances of the patenting process.