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Patents are important assets of many of our clients. Our Patent Practice Group has the knowledge, skill and experience to assist our clients in securing robust and commercially relevant patent protection for their inventions. Our team has expertise in a broad range of technical fields and includes patent professionals qualified to practice in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom, in addition to Canada. We strive to understand the business objectives of our clients and, with that understanding, meet their patent needs with timely and cost-effective advice.

Patent Services

Our Patent Practice Group provides services that include the following:

  • Reviewing and recommending patent protection strategies for new technologies
  • Prior art searches and patentability opinions
  • Drafting and filing patent applications in Canada
  • Coordinating the filing and prosecuting of patent applications in countries throughout the world
  • Filing and prosecuting Canadian patent applications on behalf of foreign associates
  • Performing patent audits
  • Patent portfolio management
  • Conducting due diligence in commercial transactions
  • Patent licensing and assignments (Hicks Intellectual Property Law)
  • Infringement and validity opinions (Hicks Intellectual Property Law)
  • Drafting technical drawings for patent applications
  • Technical support for developing technologies

Technology Sectors

Our Patent Practice Group serves clients in the following technology sectors:

  • Life Sciences
  • Oil and Gas
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical
  • Nanotechnology
  • Chemical
  • Cleantech
  • Electrical and Computer Technology

Patent Practice Group

Please contact any of the members of our Patent Practice Group for further information.

Andrew Hicks 403.609.9437

Andrew Hicks

Christine Hicks 403.609.9487

Christine Hicks