Protecting Great Ideas for More than 56 Years

We’ve helped innovative companies around the world to protect their intellectual property (IP) for more than 56 years. Bringing decades of technical patent experience and sector-specific knowledge to every engagement, we tailor our process to your unique requirements. If you are looking to file an application for patent, trademark or industrial design protection in Canada, consider making Kirby your partner in IP protection.

Protecting Great Ideas for More than 56 Years

We’ve helped innovative companies around the world to protect their intellectual property (IP) for more than 56 years. Bringing decades of technical patent experience and sector-specific knowledge to every engagement, we tailor our process to your unique requirements. If you are looking to file an application for patent, trademark or industrial design protection in Canada, consider making Kirby your partner in IP protection.

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Our seasoned IP protection specialists focus exclusively on preparation, filing and prosecution of patent, trademark and industrial design applications in Canada and around the world.

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A Tradition of Getting Results

Since Peter Kirby founded our firm in 1959, we have been dedicated to obtaining the broadest possible protection for our clients’ great ideas.

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When you engage our team, you have direct access to senior professionals with decades of experience — focused on meeting your unique IP protection needs.

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We don't need reams of documentation to get started. With just your PCT application number, we can begin the process today to secure your intellectual property in Canada.

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Delivery to a New Non-Promise Land

July 11, 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that promises made in a patent are not the standard against which the utility of a patent is measured. This is a departure from previous decisions and a positive development for those seeking patent protection of pharmaceutical and other inventions in Canada.

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Canada Invents – Inventive Women

March 27, 2017

Canadian women have shown a spirit of invention from the inception of Canada. While female inventors are less prolific, there are a number of inventions that have received critical acclaim and widespread use in Canada and beyond.

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Patent Office Refund Policy

March 8, 2017

A brief overview regarding the refund of official fees for patents and patent applications, as laid out in Section 4 of the “Patent Rules.”

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Canada Invents – Insulin

March 30, 2016

One of Canada’s greatest triumphs in the field of medicine was the discovery of insulin in 1922. This groundbreaking finding opened the doors to medical research in Canada and the patenting of insulin surprisingly played a key role in spurring Canadian innovation.

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Product-By-Process Claims

February 10, 2016

Product-by-process claims are certainly permitted in Canada, and in fact threshold requirements for novelty and utility can be quite low. That being said, product-by-process claims may be more difficult to enforce and consideration of whether such a claim is appropriate should be made on a case-by-case basis.

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