Patents and Designs

Drafting, Filing, Prosecution, Registrations, and Portfolio Management

Tai has extensive experience drafting, prosecuting and successfully registering hundreds of issued utility patents and design patents (industrial designs) in Canada, the US, and around the world in various overseas jurisdictions. We can work with you to review and assess your invention, conduct preliminary patentability searches if needed, prepare and file provisional patent applications, and follow that up with regular applications in one or more jurisdictions, or an International Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application to keep your filing options open in 150+ countries internationally. Tai has worked with inventors and applicants to successfully guide them through the PCT International Phase and the subsequent entry and prosecution of National Phase applications through to successful registration in multiple overseas jurisdictions.

Specializing In

  • Drafting, filing, and prosecution of utility and design patent (industrial design) applications in Canada, the US, and internationally through the PCT, working with reliable foreign associates
  • Patent opinions, including patent infringement or invalidity analysis
  • Patent and design licensing, assignments, and exploitation of patent and design rights
  • Patent and design portfolio maintenance and management