Mechanical & Industrial Processes

Mechanical and industrial innovations are fundamental to the profitability, and therefore the success of businesses ranging from small start-ups to established international corporations. A thoughtful patent strategy is important to developing and maintaining a unique product identity.

Members of the Mechanical & Industrial Processes practice group at Bereskin & Parr work in a wide range of areas such as medical devices, oil and gas exploration and recovery technologies, transportation equipment, building products, water treatment systems, manufacturing technologies such as injection moulding, commercial and retail products such as office furniture and household appliances.

Our team is comprised of professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and industry experience, with degrees in mechanical and civil engineering, metallurgy, physics, chemistry and nuclear engineering. Many of our professionals also have multi-disciplinary technical experience, which enables us to more effectively protect inventions that include commercial equipment, consumer products, manufacturing processes, chemical production and products, and oil and gas recovery and processing, in combination with chemical, electrical and electronic aspects.

Our clients in this area include many local businesses and major corporations, as well as universities in both North America and overseas.

Our Services

The following is a list of services that members of our Mechanical & Industrial Processes practice group provide:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide
  • Providing patentability, validity, and infringement opinions
  • Conducting due diligence investigations
  • Preparing and negotiating licensing agreements
  • Providing strategic advice on intellectual property portfolios
  • Conducting intellectual property audits
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights

 

Recent Articles

One Step Closer to Significant Changes in Canadian Patent Law - CIPO Publishes Revised Version of Amended Patent Rules

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December 14, 2018

One Step Closer to Significant Changes in Canadian Patent Law - CIPO Publishes Revised Version...

Market share used to establish sales a patentee “could and would” have made but for infringement: Grenke v DNOW Canada ULC

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June 12, 2018

Market share used to establish sales a patentee “could and would” have made but for infringement:...

AI in Focus – Autonomous Vehicles

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June 4, 2018

AI in Focus – Autonomous Vehicles

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

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May 15, 2018

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

A Radical New Way of Thinking about our Innovation Economy: Canada’s IP Strategy and the 2018 Budget

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March 8, 2018

A Radical New Way of Thinking about our Innovation Economy: Canada’s IP Strategy and the 2018 B...

Restrictive Covenants on Employees Must be Used with Caution

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January 8, 2018

Restrictive Covenants on Employees Must be Used with Caution

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Practice Group Leader

Philip Mendes da Costa Philip Mendes da Costa
B.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), LL.B.
Partner
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Events

Secure Rail Conference
Progressive Railroading
April 24 - 25, 2018, Orlando, FL
The Legal Essentials from Startup to Exit
Bereskin & Parr
April 17, 2018, Toronto, ON
TPP: Take Two and Other IP Trade Updates
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
April 16, 2018