Patent Lawyers And Patent Agents

Whether your business is large or small, established or new, we can help you use patents to increase profitability and protect your work.

At Gilbert's LLP, we understand both the legal and business implications of patents, and are skilled at creating effective patent and industrial design strategies for many sectors of industry. Our firm contains patent agents, lawyers and staff with scientific training in chemistry, pharmacy, genetics, molecular biology, pharmacology, biochemistry and environmental science. Our staff also includes electrical, computer, chemical and biological engineers. We also have extensive experience advising businesses in all of those areas as well as the energy industry.

In 2014, IAM Magazine included Gilbert's as a top patent law firm in the magazine's Patent 1000, and recognized founder and managing partner Tim Gilbert, and partner Matt Powell as top professionals.

We will tailor the team handling your patent needs to your business.

The Patent Process

Our lawyers and patent agents don't simply secure patents on your behalf. We focus on how to make patent protection work for you in the context of your business. We provide a variety of services, including:

  • Advising clients on patent issues ranging from quick first reviews of patents to full freedom-to-operate opinions
  • Drafting new patent applications
  • Filing patent applications in relevant jurisdictions, including directly filing Canadian, American and international patents through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
  • Working closely with U.S. attorneys and patent agents on cross-border matters
  • Identifying potential opportunities outside of North America and devising patent protection strategies along with excellent foreign counsel to deal with them
  • Performing patent portfolio audits to identify areas in which protection can be obtained, as well as areas in which you may want to choose other ways of protecting your business
  • Negotiating and preparing patent licences, assignments, security interests and other agreements for your intellectual property
  • Providing opinions on right to manufacture or use
  • Performing patent-related due diligence in commercial transactions
  • Advising you on patent infringement and validity
  • Preparing cease and desist letters concerning allegations of patent infringement

Contact Gilbert's LLP

Call our Toronto offices at 416-703-1100 or toll free at 416-703-1100, or send us an email to learn more about patents and intellectual property. We serve clients throughout Canada and the U.S., as well as internationally.