A registered Canadian and U.S. patent agent, working in Vancouver, I provide client-friendly patent agency and business and IP consulting services to tech and biotech clients under the Tees Consulting Corp. banner, a company which I incorporated in 2008 to allow me to help more than one company at a time, and do more of the things I do best.
Before I began TEES, I worked as an employee for several Vancouver biotech companies, including OncoGenex Technologies (a wonderful company I am still proud to call “home”) and one patent law firm (see below). Since TEES began, I have added “green tech” and mobile technologies to my experience and current caseload. Specialties: Early to mid stage patent portfolio management and strategy, license administration, patent searches and risk assessment, patent application preparation and filing, trademark and domain name strategy and planning.
Patents, copyright, trade secrets, trade-marks, infringement, validity, freedom to operate, patentability, and valuation. You could spend 20 years learning it all yourself, but it’s cheaper to have me spend an hour or two on your situation and tell you how to get the most effective intellectual property protection for your money.
A written, illustrated disclosure of a new invention, ending with artfully crafted sentences called “claims”, which sparingly describe the scope of the inventors’/applicants’ right to exclude others! The exclusivity lasts only 20 years, and after that, the invention is a gift to the public.
A trade-mark application is shorter than a patent application, but very exacting. Certain mistakes are fatal to the registration, and a trade-mark can be your most valuable IP.