PROTECTING GREAT IDEAS

ATMAC specializes in creating robust patent applications which secure future growth. Useful inventions deserve useful patents.

PATENTING VALUE

As an inventor you’ve worked too hard on your great idea to have someone else take credit. We’ll help safeguard your innovation while transforming a world of competition into one of opportunity. Along with security there are a number of other factors when considering patents.

  • Increased Business Valuation

    Increased Business Valuation

  • Mitigated risk of partnering

    Mitigated risk of partnering

  • Boosted investor confidence

    Boosted investor confidence

  • Offensive/Defensive Tool in Lawsuits

    Offensive/Defensive Tool in Lawsuits

  • Protection From Employee Theft

    Protection From Employee Theft

  • Barrier For New Competitors

    Barrier For New Competitors

  • Licensing Revenue & Adjacent Opportunities

    Licensing Revenue & Adjacent Opportunities

  • Peace of Mind

Are you using a licensed patent agent?

It’s important that the person handling your invention is a registered patent agent and able to complete the full patent application process including representing you at the patent office. Unlicensed firms – including some patent lawyers – rely on “real” patent agents to complete their patent applications. For more information, read about the differences between patent agents and patent lawyers.

WHEN TO CONSIDER PATENTING

(AND WHEN NOT TO)

Before you begin the patent process we can help you validate whether your idea is actually ‘patentable’. A patentability assessment should be one of your first steps and does not need to cost thousands of dollars. – We mention this to help protect you.

Before booking a Patent Clarity Session with our team, here are a few questions to consider:

  • Do you own or are you entitled to ownership of the invention you wish to patent?

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  • Is your idea unique/different (in at least one way) from other products on the market?

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  • Is your idea useful? (Will it be easy to market/sell because it has an advantage?)

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  • Do you believe you can benefit financially by making the investment in the patent?

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  • Do you have a plan for profiting from the patented invention?

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If you did not answer “yes!” to all of the above, submitting a patent application may not be for you. You can also dig in deeper with our full article on when to patent:

Should I apply for a patent on my invention?

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If you answered YES to the above questions, we can help you run through the technical possibilities of your future patent.

APPLY FOR A PATENT CLARITY SESSION ($250 SESSION)
Apply for a 10K Grant

Did you know you could receive $10,000 for patent services through Alberta Innovates?

Read about grants for patenting.

PATENT CLARITY SESSION

Our Patent Clarity Session is a one-hour consultation with ATMAC’s lead patent agent, Andrew MacMillan. In this clarity session we’ll run through the details of your invention and assess the viability of an enforceable, useful patent. The Patent Clarity Session is a $250 commitment and will provide you with a clear understanding of the patentability of your idea and a strategy for moving forward.

THE ATMAC GUARANTEE

At ATMAC we take client relationships and excellent work seriously. With this in mind, if you feel we overpromised and undelivered, you can apply the discount you feel is fair at the time of billing.

We’re confident in our work, and every suggestion we hear results in tangible changes in ATMAC. We trust our process, and hope you do too!

“Excellent, fast response, patient and clear.” — Sanni McKelvey, Glam’r Gear

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