The Patent Clarity Session is a one-hour, confidential consultation with Andrew MacMillan, our lead patent agent. The $250 clarity session assists inventors in determining what patents are possible and the defensibility of your invention.

  • An actionable understanding of your patent options
  • Guidance regarding how to best protect your invention
  • An outline of the patenting strategy which will best suit your needs

Keep in mind that requesting and/or having a patent clarity session does not bind you into an agent-client relationship, and does not create a partnership. The consultation will provide clarity on a number of fronts including whether ATMAC is the right fit for you. All information disclosed in this form and exchanged during the meeting is confidential.

“What I liked best was Andrew’s willingness to educate me about the differences between Canadian and U.S. practice. I also appreciated his flexibility, honesty, and attention to detail.”

— Alan Flum, Stone Creek Services LLC

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Your Invention
  • Have you done research to see if someone else has already invented your product/idea?*

    If not, consider searching Google’s worldwide patent database, and the European worldwide patent database. Be sure to document your findings.

    If your invention is exactly the same as something already disclosed by someone else, we do not recommend proceeding. You cannot get a patent on something already invented and disclosed by another person.

  • What technical field(s) is your invention related to?*

    Select all that apply.

  • Are there any specific companies or type(s) of companies that you must ensure are not already ATMAC clients before you disclose confidential details about your invention?*

    We need to know this to avoid any misunderstandings or potential conflicts of interest.

  • Without disclosing any confidential details, please provide a one-sentence description of your invention.*

    (e.g.: “A physical tool that’s used by gardeners” or “A mobile phone app and system that helps people find lost items”).

  • Why do you want to patent this invention?*

    If financial gain, please tell us a little about how you plan to make a profit. If not for financial gain, please explain.

  • Is development of your invention generally complete?*

  • Have you built a working prototype?*

  • Do you have any experience with patenting?*

  • Do you have any major questions/concerns related to the patent process?*

  • Assuming it’s possible, are you ready to begin the patenting process now?*

* indicates required.

Please note that not all applications will be approved for the clarity session, however all requests will be reviewed and feedback given.

Upon approval for the Patent Clarity Session, a confidentiality agreement and invention disclosure form will be emailed to you complete with next steps.