Our Patent Drafting, Filing, and Prosecution Experience
At Conneely PC, we expertly draft, file, and prosecute patent applications. We have drafted and prosecuted patent applications covering a number of technologies including patent applications for wireless devices, energy management systems, batteries, automotive systems, mining equipment, software applications, user interfaces, electronics, communication systems, medical devices, unmanned aerial vehicles, industrial equipment, augmented/virtual reality systems, artificial intelligence systems, apparel, and wearable tech. If you need an experienced Canadian patent lawyer, agent, or attorney for prosecuting your applications in Canada, please contact us. By specializing, using the latest technology, and controlling overhead costs, we deliver great service for reasonable fees.
What A Patent Protects
A patent protects the function of a product, that is, how the product works or how the product is made. It protects a new and non-obvious invention. The invention may relate to a new computer system, a software application, a method for making an item, a mechanical or electrical device, or a chemical composition.
When To File A Patent Application
A patent application should be filed before the invention is publicly disclosed. Canada has a one year grace period after a public disclosure of an invention during which an application may be filed.
Where To File A Patent Application
A patent application must be filed in each country where protection is desired, for example, Canada and the United States.
Maintenance, Reinstatement, Subject Matter Eligibility, Etc.
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Information Required to File a Patent Application in Canada
Providing the following information will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively file your application in Canada:
1. Full name and address of each applicant.
2. Full name and address of each inventor.
3. Title of the invention.
4. Priority claim information, if applicable, including the priority country, priority application number, and priority filing date. A certified copy of the priority application (or the WIPO DAS Access Code if available) is usually required for regular applications. In addition, a non-certified copy of the priority application should be provided for our records.
5. For regular applications (i.e., non-PCT national phase entry applications), a copy of the application in English or French including the description, claims, abstract, and drawings. In addition, if applicable, an electronic and paper sequence listing in compliance with WIPO standards.
6. For PCT national phase entry applications, the PCT application number, a copy of the PCT application as published, a copy of any amendments under PCT Articles 19 or 34, a copy of the PCT Request, and a copy of the International Search Report and Written Opinion (if available). If the PCT application is in a language other than English or French, a translation of the PCT application and any amendments under PCT Articles 19 and 34 including the description, claims, abstract, and drawings. In addition, if applicable, an electronic and paper sequence listing in compliance with WIPO standards.
7. A legal representative declaration indicating that the applicant is the legal representative of the inventors. This requirement may be met by providing a copy of an assignment from the inventors to the applicant.
8. If small entity status is to be claimed, an executed small entity declaration.
Information Required to Draft a New Patent Application
An invention disclosure form is a questionnaire used to records details about a new invention. They are used by companies both large and small, universities, and individual inventors. The questions listed in the form act as a guide to gather the information required to draft or prepare a new patent application. That information includes details about the invention, identification of the inventors, ownership of the invention, assignment, searches conducted, prior art known or uncovered, any disclosure or upcoming disclosure of the invention, countries where protection is desired, etc. The invention disclosure form thus acts as a record of your organization’s invention. These forms may be gathered, evaluated, and ranked to determine which inventions should be protected with a patent. They may also be used as a basis for incentivising inventors, teams, and projects. Please contact us and we’ll send you a copy of our invention disclosure form for your use.
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