Waterloo Region, 519.783.3215
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
B.Eng. (Mech. Eng.), McMaster University, 2005
J.D., University of Toronto, 2010
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2011
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2014
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2014
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2013
Registered United States Trademark Agent, 2014
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate
Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Waterloo Law Association
James W. Hinton
B.Eng. (Mech. Eng.), J.D.
Jim is an intellectual property lawyer and patent and trademark agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP. He works with innovators to strategically protect their intellectual property rights in a wide range of technologies. Jim is a former research fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) where he examined international, transnational and domestic IP law within a practical and experiential context. Jim also teaches “Intellectual Property for Engineers”, a graduate Engineering course at Western University.
An experienced engineer, Jim has specialized in engineering design and project management in the automotive and the fiberglass manufacturing industries. He uses his technical experiences to help innovators, from local start-ups to large international corporations.
Jim was awarded the J.Edward Maybee Memorial Prize by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada for having achieved the highest overall mark in the Patent Agent Qualifying Examinations. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and a Bachelor of Engineering (mechanical) from McMaster University.
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