Manuel Fortin

Manuel Fortin

Manuel Fortin holds a bachelor's degree in physics and a master’s in biomedical engineering. He is a partner at Tessier et Associés and is associated with Prévost Fortin D'Aoust. His client base includes mainly individual inventors and small and medium sized businesses, with an emphasis in the biomedical, drilling and optics industries. He can be reached via Email.


Posts by Manuel Fortin


Don’t settle for less: Maximizing patent protection in Canada

Another unnecessary limit that US applicants almost always impose on themselves is in the number of claims. In Canada, there are no extra claim fees. As we …
By Manuel Fortin
1 year ago 1

Canada is underestimated as a patent filing country for US applicants

Even with its relatively small population, Canada is the largest export market for the US, with about 200 billion dollars worth of exports each year. Exporting to Canada …
By Manuel Fortin
1 year ago 1

The China Syndrome: How recent developments in Chinese patents affect U.S. applicants

Chinese patents and patent applications are citable as prior art in most Western countries if they meet the usual criteria regarding publication dates of the cited patent …
By Manuel Fortin
1 year ago 7

Minimizing costs while ensuring foreign patent maintenance fees are timely paid

A few years ago, a clearly irritated client asked me why European maintenance fees were so expensive. Apparently, he had consulted the EPO schedule of fees and …
By Manuel Fortin
2 years ago 4

Communication Techniques to Get Prompt Client Instructions

Many of my clients are not patent specialists. Providing an opinion will help them in deciding on the action to take. Uncertainty about what to do often …
By Manuel Fortin
2 years ago 2