Bhupinder Randhawa

Partner

Toronto, 416.957.1630

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Cleantech
Electrical & Computer Technology
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Medical Devices
Oil & Gas
Financial Technology
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Licensing & Transactions

Education

B.A.Sc. (Comp. Eng.), University of Waterloo, 1992
J.D., University of Toronto, 1997

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1999
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2000
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2000
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2010
Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association (ABA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
The Indus Entrepreneurs Toronto Association
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)

Bhupinder Randhawa

B.A.Sc. (Comp. Eng.), J.D.

Bhupinder is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Head of the Electrical & Computer Technology practice group.

Bhupinder’s practice focuses on patent and technology law, particularly obtaining, evaluating and leveraging intellectual property rights for high technology clients.

He has prepared and filed patent applications relating to telecommunication systems, wireless communication, computer-based controls systems, electronic circuits for various applications, digital signal processing, optics, robotics, power systems and power electronics, computer networks, integrated circuits, computer software, business methods and other technologies.

Bhupinder also helps clients transfer technology into and out of their companies, and assists clients with developing licensing programs for widely licensed technologies, including patents relating to industry standards. He also advises clients and other lawyers on IP aspects of commercial transactions.

As part of his IP management practice, Bhupinder helps clients leverage their technology by developing and analyzing competitive intelligence related to their own and their competitors' IP portfolios. This information can be used to identify opportunities to block their competitor's technologies, license technology in or out, and to avoid infringing the IP rights of others.

Prior to attending law school, Bhupinder worked as a software engineer for several major Canadian and international companies developing computer based control and automation systems.

Bhupinder obtained first class honours while obtaining his Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

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Bhupinder Randhawa

Bhupinder Randhawa

B.A.Sc. (Comp. Eng.), J.D.

Partner
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1630

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Cleantech
Electrical & Computer Technology
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Medical Devices
Oil & Gas
Financial Technology
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Licensing & Transactions

Education
B.A.Sc. (Comp. Eng.), University of Waterloo, 1992
J.D., University of Toronto, 1997

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1999
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2000
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2000
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2010
Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

Bhupinder is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Head of the Electrical & Computer Technology practice group.

Bhupinder’s practice focuses on patent and technology law, particularly obtaining, evaluating and leveraging intellectual property rights for high technology clients.

He has prepared and filed patent applications relating to telecommunication systems, wireless communication, computer-based controls systems, electronic circuits for various applications, digital signal processing, optics, robotics, power systems and power electronics, computer networks, integrated circuits, computer software, business methods and other technologies.

Bhupinder also helps clients transfer technology into and out of their companies, and assists clients with developing licensing programs for widely licensed technologies, including patents relating to industry standards. He also advises clients and other lawyers on IP aspects of commercial transactions.

As part of his IP management practice, Bhupinder helps clients leverage their technology by developing and analyzing competitive intelligence related to their own and their competitors' IP portfolios. This information can be used to identify opportunities to block their competitor's technologies, license technology in or out, and to avoid infringing the IP rights of others.

Prior to attending law school, Bhupinder worked as a software engineer for several major Canadian and international companies developing computer based control and automation systems.

Bhupinder obtained first class honours while obtaining his Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Articles

Speaking Engagements

The North American South Asian Law Students Association Conference

The North American South Asian Law Students Association (NASALSA)
New York City, NY
March 26, 2016

On Saturday, March 26th Bhupinder Randhawa will be speaking at The North American South Asian Law Students Association (NASALSA) Conference as part of the Intellectual Property Panel.

The North American South Asian Law Students Association is dedicated to representing the interests of South Asian law students and legal professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

The Intellectual Property Panel will be held from 9:00 am - 10:20 am.

For more information, please click here.

Patent Seminar - IP Strategies and Subject Matter Eligibility

Bereskin & Parr
MaRS Discovery District
February 4, 2016

Join us on Thursday, February 4th as we discuss top trends in IP and hear from Bereskin & Parr's top professionals. Engage, learn and discover pertinent IP issues for Engineering, Technology and Life Sciences inventions and how they apply to the development of your IP strategy and subject matter eligibility.

Agenda:

 

8:30am  -  9:00am  - Registration and continental breakfast
IP Issues for Engineering and High Tech Inventions  - Moderated by Bhupinder Randhawa

 

9:00am  -  9:50am  - Developing a complete IP strategy from Innovation to Monetization with Bhupinder Randhawa
9:50am  -  10:30am  - Current IP Issues for Software and other High Tech Inventions with Isi Caulder
10:30am  -  10:45am  - Coffee break
10:45am  -  11:20pm  - Challenging (and Defending) Issued Patents with James Raakman
11:20am  -  12:00pm  - Managing IP Risks with Victor Krichker
12:00pm  -  1:00pm  - Lunch and afternoon registration

IP Issues for Life Sciences Inventions:  - Moderated by Micheline Gravelle

1:00pm  -  1:45pm  - Designing a complete IP strategy for Life Sciences companies with Noel Courage
1:45pm  -  2:30pm  - Disclosure and Utility Requirements for Life Sciences patents with Mike Fenwick
2:30pm  -  2:45pm  - Coffee break
2:45pm  -  3:25pm  - Subject matter eligibility for Biologics with Melanie Szweras
3:25pm  -  4:00pm  - Subject matter eligibility for Diagnostic Methods with Laurence MacPhie

IP Osgoode

IP Commercialization
September 9, 2015

Bhupinder Randhawa will be a guest speaker and lecturer for IP Osgoode's IP Intensive program on Wednesday, September 9 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. The IP Intensive program is taught by adjunct professers Bob Tarantino and Dan Ciraco, who are also acting co-directors for the IP Intesive for fall 2015.

For more information visit www.iposgood.ca.

 

IPBC Global Congress

IPBC Global 2015 Conference
San Francisco, CA
June 15, 2015

Bhupinder Randhawa, Partner, Bereskin & Parr will a speaker and moderator for Breakout 2: The IP investors from 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm in Room 1 at IPBC Global 2015, June 14-16 in San Francisco, CA.

Breakout 2: The IP Investors

There are more opportunities to invest in IP than there have ever been before. Meet some of those who are taking the plunge and the different models they follow.

•    Funding litigation
•    The technology angle
•    IP-based business models

 

Moderator

Bhupinder Randhawa, Partner, Bereskin & Parr

Speakers

Ankur Desai, Founding partner, Liquid Venture

Ashley C Keller, Managing director, Gerchen Keller Capital

Eran Zur, Managing director, IP finance group, Fortress Investment Group

Global Intellectual Property Convention

7th GIPC 2015
Mumbai, India
January 15 - 17, 2015

Dan Bereskin and Bhupinder Randhawa will be speaking at the 7th Global Intellectual Property Convention 2015. Bereskin & Parr will be sponsoring the event.

Dan will be speaking on January 15th from on January 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., based on the theme “Power of IP: Gateway to Growth”, and Bhupinder will be speaking on January 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Technical Session X: Patentability in “High-Tech Fields – A Comparative Approach”.

GIPC is an annual meeting platform for Board-level IP managers, IP regulators and policy makers, as well as IP experts, litigators, investors and their advisers in a dialogue designed to discuss best practices and solutions to enhance IP management strategies.

For further information please click here.

Bereskin & Parr and ventureLAB

Practical Patent Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Technology Managers
Markham, ON
November 18, 2014

Bhupinder Randhawa and Melanie Szweras, members of Bereskin & Parr’s Electrical & Computer Technology and Life Sciences practice groups, will be presenting on "Practical Patent Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Technology Managers" at the Markham Convergence Centre on November 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Hosted by Bereskin & Parr and ventureLAB, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about practical patent strategies and delve even deeper into their area of interest by participating in one of the three breakout sessions.

Click here to register for the event.

University of Toronto Faculty of Law Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) Group

2013 Technology and Intellectual Property Group Conference
Toronto, ON
March 4 - 7, 2013

Bhupinder Randhawa will be speaking at this event.

Bereskin & Parr LLP is a proud sponsor of this event.

Event Attendance

2016 IPO Annual Meeting

Intellectual Property Owners Association
New York, NY
September 11 - 13, 2016

Scott MacKendrick, Bhupinder Randhawa, James Raakman, Ainslie Parsons and Wynnie Chan will be attending the 2016 IPO Annual Meeting.

This conference will take place from September 11 - 13 in New York and bring together experts in the fields of patent, trademark and copyright.

For more information on this conference, please click here.

MedEdge Summit 2016

Town of Richmond Hill and ventureLAB
Richmond Hill, ON
June 14, 2016

Bereskin & Parr is proudly exhibiting at the sixth annual MedEdge Summit on June 14. Please join Bhupinder Randhawa and Tony Orsi at MedEdge Summit 2016 in the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

MedEdge is a catalyst in advancing life science ideas, connections and innovation into commercial success.

For more information or to register for this event, please click here.

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

AIPPI World Congress 2015
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 10 - 14, 2015

Philip Mendes da Costa, Noel Courage and Bhupinder Randhawa will all be attending the AIPPI World Congress 2015 in Rio.

IPBC Global Congress

IPBC Global 2015 Conference
San Francisco, CA
June 14 - 16, 2015

Bereskin & Parr is a proud sponsor of IPBC Global 2015 congress. Don Cameron, Bhupinder Randhawa and Laurence MacPhie will be attending.

The conference, taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area, will examine the developing IP landscape in the United States and abroad and the changes affecting IP owners, aggregators, investors and intermediaries. Its focus will be on value creation, potential and strategy, as leading decision-makers discuss emerging IP-based business models and strategies designed to reflect the IP market’s new realities. Engaging sessions and specialized breakouts provide excellent learning and networking opportunities and ensure a good mix of delegates and professionals from a variety of IP-owning operating entities.

To learn more about IPBC Global, please click here.

University of Toronto

On Campus Interviews
October 16 - 17, 2014

Bhupinder Randhawa, Paul Horbal and Margaret Seko will be attending.

University of British Columbia

On-Campus Interviews
September 25, 2013

Bhupinder Randhawa and Margaret Seko will be attending.

University of Victoria

On-Campus Interviews
September 24, 2013

Bhupinder Randhawa and Margaret Seko will be attending.

North American South Asian Bar Association

NASABA Convention
San Francisco, CA
June 20 - 23, 2013

Bhupinder Randhawa will be attending.

For more information please go to www.nasabaconvention.org/

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Discovery
Toronto, ON
May 27 - 28, 2013

Ian McMillan, Isi Caulder, Bhupinder Randhawa, Paul Horbal, Joanna Ma and Reshika Dhir attended.

For more information please go to www.ocediscovery.com/

Accolades

  • IAM Patent 1000 2016
  • IAM Patent 1000 2015

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association (ABA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
The Indus Entrepreneurs Toronto Association
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)

Media Coverage

  • Bhupinder Randhawa was quoted in the article “Entrepreneur finalists to pitch new business ideas at Innovator Idol 4” which appeared online on June 5, 2012, on the RIC Centre’s website.
 

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