Patents & Industrial Designs
You have an invention that you want to patent but don’t know how to proceed. The next step is to contact one of our patent agents. We’ll work together to build a patent strategy to best protect your great idea and get it working for you.
MLT Aikins is one of the leading patent and industrial design firms in Western Canada. We didn’t get this status working alone: we got it from building successful relationships with our clients and helping them get the most out of their patent portfolios.
We have four registered Canadian patent agents whose practices are almost completely focused on drafting and prosecution patent applications.
Our industry experience aligns with the needs of western Canadian inventors, innovators and investors, including:
- Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Oil and Gas
- Information Technology
- Mining and Natural Resources
Additionally, a large part of our patent practice is acting for foreign law firms that want to file and prosecute patent applications in Canada based on foreign patent applications or PCT applications. Being patent lawyers that work with counsel in other countries on a regular basis, we know firsthand the importance of having good foreign counsel filing and overseeing your foreign applications. Therefore, we strive to provide foreign law firms and patent agents with excellent, timely service at a reasonable cost because we know how important it is to both them and their clients.
In addition to our focus on key industries, our patent agents bring a wealth of technical backgrounds, including:
- Mechanical engineering
- Computer science
- Chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry
These strengths deliver value to you because we understand what you’re trying to achieve, allowing us to combine our legal knowledge and skill with your technology to maximize the potential of your patent and industrial design portfolio.
As a full-service patent and industrial design firm, we are capable of providing every service you need in Canada and globally through our network of foreign associates. The services we regularly provide include:
- Opinions on patentability, infringement and validity
- Due diligence, including prior art searches and due diligence in commercial transactions involving patents and industrial designs
- Patent and industrial design application drafting, filing, and prosecution
- Commercialization, including licensing and sales
- Enforcement, including patent litigation conducted through our IP Litigation team