Patents

Patent Prosecution

Ridout & Maybee LLP is reputed for providing exceptional work quality, balanced with a business-oriented approach, to optimize our clients’ patent assets. Our clients range from some of Canada’s largest businesses and SME’s, to educational institutions, start-ups, and early stage companies. As well, we function as Canadian patent counsel for many significant foreign companies. On average, we file over 3,000 Canadian patent applications per year.

We have extensive familiarity with the nuances of Canadian patent practice and are able to expertly navigate our clients’ patent applications through the Canadian Patent Office to issuance. We are equally familiar with foreign patent office practice, and this helps us skillfully manage our clients’ global patent portfolios. Drawing upon this depth of knowledge and experience, we are proactive in our approach to patent prosecution, utilizing examiner interviews, accelerated examination, and other procedural mechanisms to secure successful results in a timely and cost efficient manner.

Our team includes lawyers and patent agents with strong engineering and scientific backgrounds. Many have advanced degrees and/or have worked in industry.  We have extensive experience in working with complicated, bet-the-farm technologies relating to virtually every technical discipline, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, clean technology and green energy, electrical technology, financial technology, information and communications technology, life sciences and biotechnology, mechanical technology and industrial processes, mining and metallurgical processes, and oil and gas technology. We are able to leverage this deep knowledge to provide pragmatic advice and creative strategies to optimize protection of our clients’ valuable technologies.

Our unique firm culture enables us to be truly client-focused. Optimizing patent protection requires pairing the client with an experienced professional having the right technical background to fully understand the basic concepts underlying the technology and translate those concepts to patent rights that can be meaningfully enforced and monetized. Our firm is organized to ensure that our clients always receive attention from experienced partners whose backgrounds fittingly align with the technology being protected.

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