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Patent Prosecution, Licensing and Transactions
We assist clients across a multitude of industries in protecting their innovations through patents, including registering, transacting and managing their patents.
Clients choose Goodmans when they want client-focused, tailor-made strategies for building and managing patent portfolios and designing around their competitors’ patents. We recognize that each client is unique. We approach our mandates with empathy and a passion to learn and understand our client’s business and how patents can and should play a role in it. Our lawyers routinely provide patent validity and infringement opinions as well as freedom to operate opinions.
Our lawyers assist clients in obtaining and maintaining patents through prosecution before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. We manage patent portfolios from a global perspective, always focusing on how Canadian patent rights fit into a business’s global goals.
As a business firm, our patent group also regularly engages in transactional work, including conducting due diligence, transferring patents (and patent applications) and taking security interests. Our lawyers routinely negotiate and draft patent licence agreements and other agreements dealing with the commercialization of patented inventions.
Our patent lawyers and agents are involved in teaching and training the patent lawyers and agents of the future through leading patent organizations, such as the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Our patent lawyers are also consistently recognized and recommended by leading industry publications.