Electrical & Computer Technology
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Licensing & Transactions
B.A.Sc. (Eng. Sci.), University of Toronto, 1989
M.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), University of Toronto, 1991
J.D., University of Toronto, 1995
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1997
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2000
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2000
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2005
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Canadian IT Law Association (IT.CAN)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (TCLG)
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
Women's Law Network
B.A.Sc. (Eng. Sci.), M.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), J.D.
Isi (pr. “Izzy”) Caulder is a partner, lawyer, and a registered patent and trademark agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Isi is the Head of the Cleantech practice group and a former Co-Chair of the Electronic and Computer Technology practice group.
Isi guides technology companies through the process of strategically developing, managing and monetizing their IP rights in North America and worldwide. She has extensive experience in drafting, filing and successfully prosecuting patent and industrial design applications for clients as well as providing patent validity, infringement and freedom to operate opinions. She builds valuable patent assets for clients in a wide variety of electrical, computer and mechanical technologies including image processing software, video streaming technology, satellite communication hardware, mobile communications equipment and software, data encryption and compression software, oil and gas equipment, solar and wind power equipment, carbon emission reduction systems, medical devices and imaging software, wearable technology, and electronic consumer products.
Isi is a frequent author of articles on patents, industrial designs and IP law generally and a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and technology-related events.
Isi is a dedicated supporter of the Toronto technology community. For example, she mentors student startup teams at The Entrepreneurship Hatchery and at the IMPACT Centre at the University of Toronto. She is also an involved board member on the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Executive Board and the University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Honours and Awards Committee.
Also, Isi is actively engaged with international IP associations that shape the profession. She plans and coordinates Annual and Spring conference programs and is currently Co-Chair of the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute 2018 for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). She is also an active member of the AIPLA International and Foreign Law and Electronic and Computer Law Committees and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Forums & Seminars Committee.
Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr LLP, she graduated with honours from the University of Toronto’s Engineering Science program (Electrical Option), obtained a NSERC graduate scholarship and Master’s degree in the field of algebraic control systems and worked briefly in the power engineering and telecommunications fields. While in law school at the University of Toronto, Isi was awarded the McCarthy, Tetrault Prize for academic excellence as well as the Bereskin & Parr Prize in Intellectual Property.