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How to Patent Your Invention in Canada and Abroad

The patent application process varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. We have provided you with a general overview of the patent application process in Montreal, the rest of Canada and the United States.

Patent Services

Equinox offre les services suivants en matière des brevets canadiens et étrangers:

  • Prior art searches and patentability opinions
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications in Canada, the United States, Europe, at the international level (PCT) as well as over a hundred more countries
  • Searches and legal opinions regarding patent infringement, patent validity, designing around other patents, and freedom to operate products and methods in light of existing patents
  • Patent strategies monitoring of new technologies
  • Managing patent portfolios
  • Managing patent maintenance fees
  • Opposition and re-examination procedures
  • Providing expert testimonies during patent litigation
  • Drafting, reviewing and registering patent licensing agreements
  • Due diligence reviews

For more information on the companies that generate the most patents worldwide, check out this article published on Fortune.

process for a patent application in canada process for a patent application in the united states

Our Costs

Prior art searches and patentability opinions: Starting at $1,500
Drafting provisional patent application: Starting at $2,000
Filing per country: One starting at $1,500
Drafting formal patent application: One starting at $5,500

Fees above do not include foreign associate fees, applicable taxes and patent office fees. Fees may vary and are subject to foreign exchange rates.

For any additional information, please contact us.

Examples of Patents

1. In-ear device with selectable frequency response
2. 360-degree freedom electric cord device and system
3. Quasi-triangular in-ear device
4. Speed limiter system and method for a vehicle
5. Bone imagery segmentation method and apparatus
6. Deployment mechanism for a retractable roof system for a large building structure
7. Low cost hurricane and earthquake resistant house
8. Portable and disposable sanitary toilet seat cover
9. Liquid dispensing cover for container
10. Miniaturized receiver assembly for in-ear noise-isolating earphones
11. Load displacement apparatus
12. Adjustable canvas stretching assembly having adjustable stretching bars
13. Line art transfer freehand colouring
14. Vehicle height adjustment suspension device
15. Pulse modulation heating system and method
16. Dispenser for length material
17. Unmanned air vehicle
18. Building construction element
19. Fuel economy system and method for a vehicle
20. Apparatus for moving an object
21. Extendible shelter
22. Package stream indexer device
23. Automated order sequencing method and system
24. Steam humidifier
25. Assembly and frame for blading boot
26. Stackable insulated unit for wall construction and method of fabrication thereof
27. Block and connector system
28. Multi-level external window shutter
29. Rotary plant growing apparatus
30. Wheel spacer for reinforcing rods of cementitious structures
31. Building panel
32. Snow removal and deicing device for windshield wiper
33. Electromagnetic motor
34. Decorations with optic fibers
35. Adjusting device for a hand-held tool
36. Single-leg support
37. Auxiliary vacuum unit for a central vacuum cleaning system
38. Pressure controller device
39. Apparatus for destruction of organic pollutants
40. Log feed roll and flute attachment
41. Machine functioning on the principle of exploitation of centrifugal forces
42. Mounting for a side wing plough
43. Filing cabinet dolly
44. Storage rack column protector
45. Parasitic element for helical antenna
46. Speed control device
47. Staircase finishing plate arrangement
48. Traction aid device
49. Three-dimensional display form and blank
50. Motion detecting system for alarm device
51. Sliding sun visor
52. Order handling system
53. Isolated dual battery system
54. Portable electronic musical keyboard instrument
55. Stripping device for a press
56. Multiple liquid fuel lamp
57. Automated order mixing system
58. Sublimation pen for use in a dye sublimation printing system, and method of use of the dye sublimation printing system
59. Insert for cooler
60. Garment element with an access opening
61. Musical game
62. Process for manufacturing a headliner for the interior of an automobile and installation for use in the process
63. Linear generator apparatus
64. Angle-based method and device for protecting a rotating component
65. Electromagnetic bandgap device for antenna structures
66. Heat reclaim refrigeration system and method
67. Razor handle having an attachment structure
68. Aperture illumination control membrane
69. Manual log splitting device
70. Headgear with enclosure for an insect screen
71. Chocolate fountain apparatus with output port
72. Para-seismic support for pipes
73. System for attaching accessories to a vehicle's bodywork using clips
74. Watering device
75. Microbicidal air filter
76.Helical antenna
77. Positioning device for side wing
78. Composite building stud
79. Proportional valve
80. Seat for motor vehicle
81. Length adjustable composite stud
82. Electronic digital door opener
83. Antenna alignment system
84. Load tension alert device
85. Refrigeration defrost system
86. Retention device for rods and the like
87. Method and blank for providing a customizable decorative structure
88. Method and device for monitoring moisture content of an immersed solid dielectric material

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