Category Archives: Patents

Who Owns Your Invention?

We'd all like to think that everything we create should belong to us, but that

Licensing Or Assignment: Which Is The Best Way To Sell Your Patent?

Good patents can enhance the viability of a business. Owning valuable patents was a windfall

When Does Your Patent Application Get Rejected?

Patents are crucial for businesses for the protection of their inventions and can be used

When Can You Patent Your Invention?

A patent is conferred upon an inventor by the federal government for a invention that

What Is The ‘Patent Collective’?

Creating a patent collective is just one of the major points that are directed to

United States Provisional Patent Applications And Their Dangers

Filing a patent application can be an expensive undertaking and it is important for your

Trademark Infringement – Do You Need An IP Lawyer

We recommend relying on the knowledge of experienced IP lawyers and agents in Edmonton practicing

To Search or Not to Search?

This question often comes up prior to the drafting of a patent application. Should you

Three Ways to Protect Your Invention During Sale

Consulting an intellectual property lawyer in Edmonton can help you determine the appropriate way of

There is No Such Thing as a Generic Trademark

When it comes to trademarks, it is not possible to maintain a trademark registration for

The Promise of the Patent – What it Means for Your Application

As previously discussed, in order to obtain a patent your idea must be new, useful

The Most Important Consideration for Patentability

While there are several requirements that must be met in order to obtain a patent,

The Critical Factors Used In Granting Patents in Canada: Part 2

In order to obtain an issued patent, your invention must contain patentable subject matter, be

The Critical Factors Used In Granting Patents in Canada: Part 1

Filing for patents can help businesses and individuals protect their inventions, and prevent third parties

4 Steps To Take If Your Patent Application Is Rejected

The process of managing rejected patent claims can be complex for most patent owners. Consult

Software – Patentable or Not?

A computer program, in general, is not considered to be patentable in Canada. The Canadian

6 Reasons To Hire A Lawyer For Patent Registration

If you want to obtain a patent, consult our team of professionals at Prowse Chowne

Should You Hire a Patent Attorney?

A patent provides your invention protection against infringement which prevents other entities from using the

Selling Your Patent: What You Need To Know

It all starts with an idea. You work tirelessly towards perfecting that idea and are

Patents and Trademarks and Copyright, oh my!

When it comes to your intellectual property, there are many terms that are used to

Patent Eligibility of Software in Canada

The Canadian Patent Act makes no mention of words such as "computer" or "software". But,

4 Mistakes Inventors Make with Their Patents

There are many steps to be taken and many mistakes that can be made. Here

Marking a Trademark

Trademark marking requirements are different for different countries. In Canada, there is no requirement to

Learnings From the Google vs. Luddites Patent Battle

Contact us for assistance with intellectual property litigation to reduce your chances of being at

What You Need to Know About Patenting an Idea In Canada

Here are the basics of patentability in Canada that you will need to keep in

I Have a Great Idea, Can I Protect It?

In order to be patentable, your invention must be new, useful, non-obvious and include patentable

How to Patent Your Ideas and Assets in Canada: Part 3

If you want your application to be reviewed as fast as possible, it may be

How to Patent Your Ideas and Assets in Canada: Part 1

Patent protection is obtained on a country by country basis. It is possible to have

How Patents Affect Our Everyday Lives

Most people will never own a patent or be party to an infringement action, but

How Long Does it Take to get a Patent?

It is important to note that while your application is pending in the patent office.