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R&D and Moats Co-pilot

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Inventors & Researchers

We come at R&D from a number of directions. We actively lead an international software development team. We are seasoned executives with war wounds and stories of many start-up battles or corporate growth battles. From non-dilutive financing for R&D to best practices for new product development, we have helped many entrepreneurs to shape their new venture journeys.

  • Market Discovery & Validation
  • Minimum Viable Prototypes
  • Critical Factor Assessments
  • Commercialization


Intellectual Asset Management Services 
- intellectual property & non-IP based intabgibles -

We challenge you to find better value for money. We are a team of independent contractors working in concert to build valuable IP portfolios. We work in Canada, the US, Europe, and Asia. Technically we are experienced in most industries including the mechanical and electrical arts, medical devices, software, business methods, and e-commerce.

Our services include:

  • Idea capture & innovation management
  • Patent drafting, prosecution, and enforcement
  • Trademark drafting, prosecution, and enforcement 
  • Copyright and design prosecution, and enforcement 
  • License drafting and negotiation


Idea Capture Service

Try to get researchers, inventors, or technical teams to better identify and capture ideas that can be exploited. It is not easy. We have over 25 years of experience helping clients effectively assess and capture their ideas. We use a variety of tools to help teams to get the most from their innovation investments. Prices vary depending on particulars.


Patent Drafting Service

Patent agents and attorneys are a necessary part of any effort to build a serious patent portfolio. Finding suitable subject matter experts is an important test of any agent you work with. Having them in the same city is not. From a cost perspective, you should shop around and look for value for money. Today, the American Bar Association reports that the average cost of a single US patent filing exceeds $20,000 USD.

Typical Price:
  • US provisional patent filing  = $2,000 USD *
  • US full patent filing             = $5,000 to $10,000 USD *

(* plus govt. fees)

Our intellectual property team is distributed globally in California (US), Illinois (US), Vancouver (Canada), Ireland, and China. The team includes licensed patent attorneys and other specialists in intellectual property law.


Intellectual Property Services

We consistently deliver high-quality work at very reasonable prices. If you have any intellectual property management needs please give us a try. We are pleased to provide references and details of our experience.

  • Trademarks
  • Trade names
  • Design protection 
  • Copyright
  • Policing & enforcement
  • Licensing

Typical Prices:
  • Copyright registration (US)              = $300 USD 
  • Trademark filing (one class / US)      = $650 USD *

(* plus govt. fees)


Meet the Team

Michael Eisenberg holds a law degree from the UCLA School of Law, a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Physics from the UCLA School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from UCLA. While pursuing his graduate and professional studies, Mr. Eisenberg served as an instructor at UCLA for undergraduate courses in the physics department. His graduate work focused on medical radiation devices such as medical accelerators and medical imaging, and studies in radiation biology. Following completion of his legal education, Mr. Eisenberg was an associate in an intellectual property specialty law firm, and at a general practice international law firm. Mr. Eisenberg is registered to practice in patent cases in all 50 states and territories of the United States and is a member of the State Bar of California. His associate network includes prosecution and enforcement support in Europe, China, and North America.


Sean Irvine is a Professional Engineer and Certified Licensing Professional with 30 years of innovation management experience. Sean was a Canadian patent examiner in his early career where he examined over a thousand Canadian patents. At the Sauder School of Business, he taught MBA students Intellectual Property & Business Strategy, and in the Master of Engineering Management Program, he taught Intellectual Property & Technology Commercialization.

Today he works across sectors helping invention teams to manage inventions and to build meaningful moats or barriers to entry. Today he manages due dilligence for a small investment fund and delivers management advice to an international portfolio of clients. He is an executive coach advising CEO's, CTO's, and CMO's about the real drivers of competitive advantage and growth strategy.

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