IP Management & Strategic Counselling
We understand that obtaining and protecting your intellectual property is just the beginning. One of the strengths that sets us apart from traditional intellectual property firms is our proven expertise in advising and counselling clients on the development and management of a valuable IP portfolio and strategy. Aside from our legal and technical expertise, we are able to provide clients with the sophisticated, real-world experience of individuals who spent years as in-house IP managers, counsel and strategic consultants for internationally recognized R&D based companies.                                
       
We offer our clients a wide range of services, including:             
  • Developing internal IP management policies to maximize innovation and competitive strength               
  • Conducting IP audits
  • Educating management and employees on strategic IP issues
  • Portfolio mining to identify and pursue licensing opportunities               
  • Assessing competitive strengths and risks               
  • Extracting revenue from underutilized patent portfolios
  • Co-ordinating and implementing enforcement activities            
  • Selecting valuable trademarks and developing a protection strategy based upon a product's distribution scheme
  • Increasing the value of brands through promotional and marketing efforts as well as by proper trademark usage and marking               
Primary Contacts
Steven Garland
Partner
Ottawa
Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent

Phone: 613.232.2486
Matthew Zischka
Partner
Toronto
Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent

Phone: 416.593.5514
François Guay
Partner
Montreal
Barrister and Solicitor, Trademark Agent

Phone: 514.954.1500
Theodore Sum
Partner
Vancouver, Calgary
Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent

Phone: 604.682.7780
Alistair Simpson
Partner
Calgary
Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent

Phone: 587.887.9997
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