Our focus is identifying and protecting your IP to build investor confidence in your business.


For good reason, many of our clients call us founder friendly. That’s because the PCK team has many professionals who have spent several years in start up and early stage companies. We understand that IP is just a part of your business plan.

PCK is pleased to assist startups create and incorporate “barriers-to-entry” protocols by developing the tools required to protect your business and grow revenues – including trade secrets, patents & trademarks.

PCK is proud to announce that it will be supporting the 2017 University of Waterloo Velocity Fund Finals by providing a prize of $5,000 in intellectual property (IP) legal services to each of the four startup winners, in each of the three competitions this year, which amounts to a $60,000 annual contribution to the Velocity and Waterloo startup ecosystems. In addition to the prize contribution, PCK will continue to mentor and guide new ventures through patent, trademark and other IP counsel at its weekly on-site free clinic.

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    After creating a highly effective restaurant marketing tool, we asked PCK to protect our IP. For a growing high tech business. you can't find a better IP firm.

    Olivier Centner
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    You guys are the best, simple as that.

    Ted Livingston
    CEO and Founder
  • Clearpath Robotics

    We provide inspired robotics solutions to clients worldwide. PCK has been our IP firm from the beginning, providing innovative patent filing strategy and top notch service as we continue on our path to deploying intelligent systems in new and exciting ways.

    Ryan Gariepy
  • ann-makosinski-flashlight Bob Stratton and PCK patiently and professionally guided me in all legal aspects of my inventions. I highly recommend them to all entrepreneurs.

    Ann Makosinski
    2014 Weston Youth Innovation Award Winner
  • Voltera logoVoltera is disrupting the world of circuit board prototyping with its innovative circuit board printer. PCK has been with us from the beginning, helping us write our provisional patent filing and supporting us as we grow. They are patent experts that understand our business and even suggest IP strategy. PCK makes a great business partner.

    Katarina Ilic
  • SuncayrLogoAs a startup, we hope to improve people's lives. As a patent agency and law firm, PCK has succeeded in improving our lives as IP creators. They have gone above and beyond in assisting with our business and intellectual property strategy. They are approachable, knowledgeable, helpful, fun, and they truly show they care. They are amazing to work with and we look forward to continue our relationship.

    Andrew Martinko
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    Our goal is to eliminate serious skate cuts in hockey. We’re creating skate-cut-proof hockey equipment to help prevent career-altering or life-threatening injuries. Ryan Smith and the team at PCK understand that IP protection is just as important as the right design. My successful application was worth the investment and the process highly efficient. An outstanding team!

    Greg MacNeil
  • touchb logoRyan Smith and PCKIP successfully helped TouchBistro navigate the US patent process and obtain a commercially valuable US Patent. They did a great job understanding our sophisticated mobile/cloud technology. Their skill, persistence, and advocacy both in drafting, written submissions, and in person before the USPTO were fundamental to TouchBistro's US patent being granted.
    Alex Barrotti
    Founder and CEO

    PCK’s legal expertise has been a valuable resource for Velocity companies navigating the world of patents and trademarks. They understand startups and are great to work with.

    Nancy Heide
    Associate Director


Startup Client Benefits

We provide all startups with these free services

1 hour initial consultation

One hour initial consultation with a PCK professional to develop an IP strategy

Monthly consultation

A PCK professional is here to answer any questions along the way


We provide free templates for provisional patent applications & NDAs

IP Law Clinic

We hold a free legal and IP clinic at Communitech for K-W startups every Thursday

Intake and Information Packages

We have easy to understand packages and transparent pricing.

Patent Intake Package

Patent Intake and Information Package

TM Intake Package

Trademark Intake and Information Package

Incorporation Intake Package

Incorporation Intake and Information Package

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