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IP Services

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.

Have a patent prosecution question or need more information? Let’s talk – see which members of our team can help you get started.

Our People

Sherif Abdel-kader

Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Kazim Agha

Patent Agent - Partner

Toronto

Charles A. Boulakia

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Timothy C. Bourne

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Ottawa

Mitchell B. Charness

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Ottawa

Steven Cheng

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Giselle Chin

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Burlington

Peter R. Everitt

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Lei Gao

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

David Greer

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

Steven Leach

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Bobby Leung

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Ken Ma

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Ottawa

Benjamin Mak

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Matthew Norwood

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Partner

Toronto

Victoria Townsend

Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Christine Wong

Patent Agent - Partner

Toronto

Huijuan (Amanda) Zhang

Patent Agent Trainee

Ottawa

Recent IP & Firm News

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Business Not As Usual: Adapting to Canada’s Streamlined Patent Regime

As discussed in our previous article, the Government of Canada is modernizing the Canadian patent regime.

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