About Us

A Modern IP Law Firm

 

In 2011, we set out to build a new IP law firm unique to the Canadian landscape in its focus on high-tech innovation and Canadian-originated filings. We offer practical, high-quality legal services for innovators and entrepreneurs. We believe that with advanced docketing and software systems, highly-trained staff, effective workflow design, and skilled, dedicated professionals, a lean operation can provide top quality service at a reasonable price.

Since our start, we have managed growth carefully to ensure individual matters receive the right attention from the right people to achieve client objectives efficiently and effectively. This also allows us to tailor our services and processes to accommodate the needs of individual clients, large and small.

Focused On High-tech Innovation

With our focus on high-tech innovation and our direct involvement in both US and Canadian prosecution, we work at the leading edge of recent developments in difficult patentable subject matter issues in both countries. Our lawyers are adept at guiding existing applications through the confusing and evolving maze of patentable subject matter challenges, and crafting new applications to best meet these types of challenges. Indeed, over 80% of our granted patents are for software-implemented inventions.

Experience in both US and Canadian Filings

Our deep experience in drafting, filing, and prosecuting US applications and managing foreign filings is brought to bear in how we approach Canadian filings for our foreign clients. As a Canadian agent, we act in the way that we would want our foreign agents to act. Our familiarity with US prosecution practice means that we keep the larger picture in mind when managing a Canadian prosecution, and ensure that our efforts are complementary to the global portfolio.

Top Reasons Why Our Clients Choose Us:
  • We boast two of the less than 30 total lawyers in Ontario that are Certified Specialists in Patent Law by the Law Society of Ontario
  • Over 80% of our granted patents are for computer-implemented (software-based) inventions
  • All of our attorneys have a background in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and have written computer code in a past life

 

Ranked in IAM Patent 1000:

The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

Rowand garners some of the most emphatic feedback from clients: “It is the only firm that hits its timings consistently. It has outstanding technical skills and produces high-quality work for a reasonable price.”

The prosecution specialist has multiple computer scientists in its ranks and maintains a dominant software practice; lately, it has focused on developing its talents in fintech and has been representing one of the world’s top filers of blockchain technology patents; the autonomous vehicle sector is another hot area in which it is taking the lead.

Partners-in-charge Fraser Rowand and Jeff Tracey are associated with excellence in prosecution. According to one source: “Fraser is one of the best patent attorneys you could select. He has prosecuted some of the most valuable patents in our portfolio and never fails to deliver. He is worthy of the highest recommendation.” While another enthuses: “Jeff produces very concise and precise applications – he can wrap things up very neatly while hitting the nail on the head. He has the technical and legal skills to handle the most difficult patent questions, and a level of commercial acumen that helps him exceed the expectations of business executives. He is extremely diligent and his communication line is always open.”

- from Intellectual Asset Magazine, one of the world’s leading IP business media platforms