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I Created an Invention, Now What Do I Do?

I want to know if I can get a patent - I need a patent search.

I need a patent lawyer, but I need to keep costs under control.

I need an aggressive patent lawyer to protect my business.

I need protection quickly at a low cost - provisional application.

I want to learn more about patents.

I want to learn more about trademarks.

We can help you:

  • Determine if your idea can be protected.
  • Discover what steps you can take right now to protect your rights.
  • Conduct patent & trademark searches.
  • Prepare and file patent and trademark applications to protect your idea.
  • Prepare and file copyright and design registrations to further protect your idea.
  • Prepare confidentiality, license, and other agreements as required.
  • File your patent & trademark applications in Canada, the USA, and world wide.
  • Process your applications from start to finish.
  • Provide you with prompt & professional service.
  • Provide you with practical and affordable solutions.

I am a lawyer and registered patent and trademark agent dedicated to the protection of my client's intellectual property rights. I can help jump start your project by advising you on what steps you can take to secure your rights, protect against liability, find funding and teaming up with other potential partners and service providers who can help get your project off and running.

Let's move your project forward - here's how:

  1. I meet with you to discuss what intellectual property issues you have, and what your concerns are. Everything we talk about is held in the strictest confidence.

  2. I review your idea to determine which are the best ways to protect as many aspects of your invention as possible.

  3. I conduct a quick on-line patent and/or trademark search to determine the kinds of difficulties you might face trying to protect and enforce your rights.

  4. I give you a written action plan for how to record and register your intellectual property rights.

  5. I give you a written cost estimate as to the costs of proceeding with protecting your intellectual property rights.

  6. I give you information on strategies for finding funding and investment.

  7. I give you information on how to find other service providers such as engineering and marketing help.

If you have any questions or concerns, it's usually quicker and most efficient to just call me. I'm always happy to discuss issues confidentially over the phone or via email. Everything we discuss is strictly confidential. Chances are, I'll be able to answer most of your questions right away and, if you have additional questions, we can always schedule a free initial consultation at my office.


Free Initial Consultation - Free Patent Search

  • Free Initial Consultations - All Your Questions Answered
  • Free On-Line Patent Search with Every Consultation

Services I Provide:

I protect my clients! I can do searches to ensure that my clients do not infringe patents or trademarks. I protect their technology and inventions with patents in Canada, the United States and world wide. I can also protect their trademarks and logos with trademark registrations. I also help them license their rights to others. With the help of my associates, I help enforce their intellectual property rights against infringers and, we help defend them when they have been accused of infringing.

Rates - Professional Service

  • First Consultation - FREE
  • Full Patent Applications - $3,500 to $8,000 + disbursements
  • Provisional Application - $1,500 to $2,500 + disbursements
  • See My Patent Price List

Patent and Trademark Information on this Web site :

This web site has a wealth of free information on all aspects of intellectual property law, including articles and videos on topics such as:

Please take the time to check out the articles and videos on this web site. Here is some quick information which you can use to better tailor your search for answers.

Have any Questions?

I am always happy to talk with you about your intellectual property rights and how I can help protect them. Please give me a call or send us an email at:

Tel: 416-621-0100 Fax: 416-622-4724 email -

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Quick Information on Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and other forms of Intellectual Property

  • Patents: Patents are a type of intellectual property that protects inventions.  A patent is essentially a grant from the government that gives the patent owner the exclusive right to make, use or sell the patented invention for a period of twenty years from the date the patent was applied for.  Patents apply to inventions such as a new device, a new method or a new material.  Go to our patent information page for more detailed information about patents.

  • Trademarks: Trademarks include trade-names, logos, and slogans which identify a company's goods and services and which distinguishes that company from its competitors.  A trademark can be a name or word(s), a graphical image (called a logo or design mark), a sound, a series of musical notes or even a particular three dimensional appearance.  A registered trademark is a trademark that has been registered with the government.  A registered trademark protects the owner of the mark from competitors who might use a confusingly similar mark.  Go to our trademark information page for more detailed information about trademarks.

  • Copyright: Copyright is quite literally, the right to make copies of a work.  A copyrightable work is any literary or artistic work and includes books, web site articles, photographs, sound recordings, music, software, screen plays, sculptures, written forms and movies.  Copyright is usually owned by the author of the work and copyright subsists for the life of the author plus fifty years.  Go to our Copyright information page for more detailed information about copyright.

  • Industrial Designs: An industrial design (also called a design patent) is a type of intellectual property which protects the aesthetic appearance of an object.  Usually, an industrial design is the decorative three dimensional design of a useful article such as a chair, a flower pot or a lamp.  New and unique designs can be registered to give the owner of the registered design the exclusive right to copy the design.  An industrial design only protects the decorative look of the design: it does not protect any utilitarian features of the design.  Go to our Design information page for more detailed information on industrial designs.

  • Litigation: Litigation is the art (science) of bringing, prosecuting or defending against a legal action (law suit).  Litigation is a complex area of law which is best handled by an experienced litigation lawyer.  Intellectual Property Litigation is a specialized form of litigation which deals with the unique set of laws relating to intellectual property.  Go to our Litigation information page for more detailed information about intellectual property litigation.

  • Intellectual Property: Intellectual Property is a general term referring to a variety of non-tangible, but often very valuable, property.  Intellectual property includes patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets, plant breeders' rights, and integrated circuit topographies.  Intellectual property rights often overlap and a single product can be "covered" by several types of intellectual property protection.  For example, a new product may be protected by a patent, its name could be protected by a trademark and the software that makes it work can be protected by copyright.

  • Invention: An invention is defined as a new and unobvious device, process, method or "composition of matter" (i.e. material) which does something useful.  An invention may also be a new and unobvious improvement to an existing device, process, method or composition of matter.  Common examples of inventions include: a new or improved machine, industrial process, chemical or plastic.  To be new the invention must not have been publicly disclosed either by the inventor or by someone else.  To be unobvious, the invention must contain at least a spark of creative effort.  Go to our Patent information page to learn more about inventions and how they are protected.

  • Logo: A logo is a type of trademark (called a design mark) which incorporates a graphical or visual element.  Oftentimes, the logo consists of a word which is written in a stylized way using a unique or graphically appealing font.  A logo can be protected as a registered trademark (design mark) by filing and prosecuting an appropriate trademark application.  Go to our Trade-mark information page to learn more about the process of registering a trademark.

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