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Patents & Industrial Designs

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When it comes to securing IP rights, we are vigorous and strategic advocates. We assist clients in acquiring the appropriate IP rights to support their business mandates.

The patent agents of Aird & McBurney hold Ph.D., M.Sc. or B.Eng. degrees in their fields of expertise. This technical depth allows us to offer unparalleled service in the preparation, prosecution and maintenance of patent and industrial design applications over a wide range of technologies and industries, including:

  • Aerospace and Aeronautics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemistry
  • “Clean” or “Green” Innovation (such as renewable energy, biofuels, solar power, wind power and water purification)
  • Diagnostics
  • E-Commerce Software
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Manufacturing and Consumer Products
  • Medical and Agricultural Biotechnologies
  • Medical Devices
  • Mining
  • Munitions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Scientific Instrumentation
  • Wireless Communications

We provide patentability, freedom to operate, infringement and validity opinions, in designing to avoid patent infringement. We have extensive experience in developing and managing strategic international IP portfolios while keeping up with the latest technical advances and the rapidly changing global IP climate.