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From soda caps to mobile apps, Davison has been helping "Idea People" in Canada by using proprietary technology to bring their product ideas to reality for nearly 30 years. 

Are you thinking about patenting your idea?

Using the Davison Inventing Method, we start by developing the idea first.
We do this because changes and tweaks to the product design will probably occur during the development phase.
Once the final design of the product is complete and if the product is licensed and ready to be manufactured,
the corporation that licensed the product may consider if it wants to pay for the patent application expenses.

 

Inventing FAQs

 

What ideas can be patented?
In the United States, per the USPTO, there are three types of patents: plant, design, and utility. A plant patent is for the invention or discovery, and asexual reproduction, of a distinct and new variety of plant. A design patent is for the visual ornamental characteristics embodied in, or applied to, an article of manufacture. A utility patent is for any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.
What type of invention ideas does Davison accept?

As long as your idea falls under one of these categories, a Davison representative can speak to you about your idea.

1. Apparel
2. Automotive
3. Consumer Electronics
4. Health & Beauty
5. Housewares
6. Hunting and Outdoors
7. Juvenile Products
8. Novelty Items
9. Pet Products
10. Sporting Goods
11. Tools and Hardware
12. Toys and Games

What are the steps for obtaining a patent in Canada?
1. Determine if you need a patent agent.
2. Do a preliminary search (if there is an existing patent, consider ending the process now).
3. Prepare a patent application.
4. File your application.
5. Request examination.
6. Examiner does search for prior publications and studies your application.
7. Examiner either approves or objects to the application.
8. Respond to the examiner's objections and requirements.
9. Examiner reconsiders and either approves or calls for further amendments.
Do I need a prototype created BEFORE working with Davison?
No, you do not need a prototype for us to help you with your idea. We design and build ideas into prototypes or new product samples every day. That’s our specialty. That is what makes us different compared to other companies. You can certainly provide us a sample if you have one for us to consider using when presenting to companies, but most inventors don’t have something that is professional enough for presentation and hire us to provide a quality sample. We also make sure it is developed in a way that makes sense for mass production.
What's the difference between patent-pending and patent marking?
The Patent Act does not require that articles be marked "patented"; however, in Canada, marking an article as patented when it is not is illegal. You may wish to mark your invention "Patent applied for" or "Patent pending" after you have filed your application. These phrases have no legal effect but may warn others that you will be able to enforce your exclusive right to make the invention once a patent is granted.

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