James Raakman

Partner

Mississauga, 905.817.6105

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Automotive
Cleantech
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Industrial Designs

Education

B.Eng. & Mgmt. (Mech. Eng.), McMaster University, 1992
LL.B., Queen's University, 1997

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2002
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2004
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2005
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2010
Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate

James Raakman

B.Eng. & Mgmt. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.

James is a partner and lawyer with Bereskin & Parr LLP and the Head of the Automotive practice group. James is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States.

James’ practice is focused on patent prosecution, primarily of mechanical innovations. He has worked extensively with clients to draft and file originating patent and design applications, secure rights locally and abroad, and manage global portfolios, including licensing technology in and out. James also has experience representing clients before the Patent Appeal Board at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, filing protests at the Canadian Patent Office, coordinating filing of third party observations against competitors’ European patents, and coordinating initiation of inter parte review procedures against competing U.S. patents.

James is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and has recently spoken on challenging and defending issued patents.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr, James gained extensive experience as a professional engineer while working in the automotive industry for several years.

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James Raakman

James Raakman

B.Eng. & Mgmt. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.

Partner
Mississauga      Ph: 905.817.6105

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Automotive
Cleantech
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Industrial Designs

Education
B.Eng. & Mgmt. (Mech. Eng.), McMaster University, 1992
LL.B., Queen's University, 1997

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2002
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2004
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2005
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2010
Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)

James is a partner and lawyer with Bereskin & Parr LLP and the Head of the Automotive practice group. James is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States.

James’ practice is focused on patent prosecution, primarily of mechanical innovations. He has worked extensively with clients to draft and file originating patent and design applications, secure rights locally and abroad, and manage global portfolios, including licensing technology in and out. James also has experience representing clients before the Patent Appeal Board at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, filing protests at the Canadian Patent Office, coordinating filing of third party observations against competitors’ European patents, and coordinating initiation of inter parte review procedures against competing U.S. patents.

James is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and has recently spoken on challenging and defending issued patents.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr, James gained extensive experience as a professional engineer while working in the automotive industry for several years.

Articles

Speaking Engagements

Bereskin & Parr Patent Seminar

Bereskin & Parr LLP
Toronto, ON
February 9, 2017

Join Bereskin & Parr on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at MaRS Discovery District as we discuss current IP issues in the life science, engineering and technology fields. Sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon with a complimentary breakfast and lunch.

 

AGENDA:

8:30am  -  9:00am  -  Registration and continental breakfast

 

IP Issues for Life Sciences Inventions

Moderated by Micheline Gravelle


9:00am  -  9:05am 
Welcome and Opening Remarks with Micheline Gravelle

9:05am  -  9:45am 
Subject Matter Eligibility in the Life Sciences with Melanie Szweras

9:45am  -  10:30am 
Patent Protection for Immunotherapies with Laurence MacPhie

10:30am  -  10:45am  - Coffee break

10:45am  -  11:30am 
Requirements for Utility, Support and Promise (Canada) with Mike Fenwick

11:30am  -  12:00pm 
Ownership issues  with Ainslie Parsons

12:00pm  -  1:00pm  - Lunch and afternoon registration

 

IP Issues for Engineering and High Tech Inventions

Moderated by Isi Caulder


1:00pm  -  1:05pm 
Welcome Remarks with Isi Caulder

1:05pm  -  1:45pm 
IP Strategy for Technology Startups with Isi Caulder

1:45pm  -  2:30pm 
Patent Eligible Subject Matter in the IoT and Blockchain Era with Paul Horbal

2:30pm  -  2:45pm  - Coffee break

2:45pm  -  3:30pm
Cross-border differences in Canadian and US Patent Law with James Raakman

3:30pm  -  4:00pm 
IP Ownership in the Age of Collaboration and Open Source Software with Victor Krichker

 

To register for this event please click here.

 

Location:

MaRS Discovery District
Function Space CR3
101 College St, Toronto,
ON M5G 1L7

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

Event Attendance

2017 IPO Annual Meeting

Intellectual Property Owners Association
San Francisco, CA
September 17 - 19, 2017

Scott Mackendrick, Bhupinder RandhawaJames Raakman, Ainslie Parsons and Wynnie Chan will be attending the 2017 IPO Annual Meeting at San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference

TorontoJobs.ca
Mississauga, ON
May 10, 2017

As a proud exhibitor, Bereskin & Parr contributed to the Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference at Mississauga Convention Centre. Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, James Raakman, Mina Chana, Matthew Graff, Kevin Shipley and Tamara Winegust attended and were available to answer IP inquiries as time permitted.

For more details about the event, please click here.

IP in the Auto Industry

IAM
Detroit, MI
May 4, 2017

James Raakman and Adam Bierylo attended IAM IP in the Auto Industry at the Waterview Loft.

For more information, please click here.

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.

The 6th Annual Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow

TorontoJobs.ca
Missisauga, ON
June 8, 2016

Please join Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, James Raakman, Matthew Graff, Kevin Shipley and Anna Cumaraswamy as we exhibit at the Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow on June 8th.

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their professional network and learn what it takes to grow their business.

The conference will take place at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

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

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate

Litigation Cases

Alpa Lumber Inc. v. HWD Acquisition, Inc.
Represented Alpa Lumber in an action for patent infringement relating to fastening technology for windows and doors.
Counsel: Adam Bobker, James Raakman, and Josh Spicer
(2010), (T-2060-10)
 

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