A patent provides a patent owner with the exclusive right to manufacture, sell and use the patented invention. It protects machines, processes and compositions of matter and can shelter commercially important technology from competition if properly managed and enforced.
Fasken Martineau’s patent agents draft and prosecute patent applications and manage patent portfolios. We provide specialized patent monitoring services to keep you apprised of developments in your field of interest and keep an eye on the competition. Our patents & industrial design team makes full use of information management systems including databases, budgeting and forecasting tools. We also offer a comprehensive system to track critical dates.
An important part of our practice involves providing advice on licensing, distribution agreements, research and development agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. We also specialize in enforcing patent rights before the Courts and we are experienced in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration. Many of our cases involve disputes with international ramifications.
We represent companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, clean technologies, information technology, telecommunications, aeronautic, mining and the environment.