Jason Hynes

Partner

Waterloo Region, 519.783.3214

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Electrical & Computer Technology
Financial Technology
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Nanotechnology
Industrial Designs

Education

B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), University of Waterloo, 2003
LL.B., Western University, 2006

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2007
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2007
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2008

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate
Waterloo Law Association

Jason Hynes

B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.

Jason’s patent practice focuses on mechanical, telecommunications and software innovations. In particular, he has a strong interest in working with high tech entrepreneurs and start-ups. Jason is also available to assist clients in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and related intellectual property licensing matters and disputes.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr LLP, Jason gained valuable industry experience in litigation and patent preparation while working for a worldwide mobile communications company. Jason also gained experience in mechanical design and manufacturing engineering while completing his undergraduate co-op terms in the automotive and high-tech manufacturing fields.

Jason is Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) Information Technology Committee and a member of their Trade Policy Committee. He is also the Chair of the Kitchener-Waterloo Intellectual Property Group (KWIPG).

Jason is an Adjunct Professor at the Western University, Faculty of Law where he teaches a course on Advanced Intellectual Property.

Jason is conversant in French.

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Jason Hynes

Jason Hynes

B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.

Partner
Waterloo Region      Ph: 519.783.3214

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Electrical & Computer Technology
Financial Technology
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Nanotechnology
Industrial Designs

Education
B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), University of Waterloo, 2003
LL.B., Western University, 2006

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2007
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2007
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2008

Jason’s patent practice focuses on mechanical, telecommunications and software innovations. In particular, he has a strong interest in working with high tech entrepreneurs and start-ups. Jason is also available to assist clients in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and related intellectual property licensing matters and disputes.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr LLP, Jason gained valuable industry experience in litigation and patent preparation while working for a worldwide mobile communications company. Jason also gained experience in mechanical design and manufacturing engineering while completing his undergraduate co-op terms in the automotive and high-tech manufacturing fields.

Jason is Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) Information Technology Committee and a member of their Trade Policy Committee. He is also the Chair of the Kitchener-Waterloo Intellectual Property Group (KWIPG).

Jason is an Adjunct Professor at the Western University, Faculty of Law where he teaches a course on Advanced Intellectual Property.

Jason is conversant in French.

Articles

Speaking Engagements

IPIC 91st Annual Meeting

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Niagara Falls, ON
October 11 - 13, 2017

As a proud sponsor, Bereskin & Parr invites you to join us at the IPIC 91st Annual Meeting. Cynthia Rowden, Scott MacKendrick, Micheline Gravelle, Stephen Beney, Isi Caulder, Jason Hynes and Cameron Gale will be in attendance and available to answer IP inquiries as time permits.

Scott MacKendrick, Stephen Beney and Jason Hynes will be speaking.

For more details about the event, please click here.

Advanced Intellectual Property Strategy

Accelerator Centre
Kitchener, ON
September 20, 2017

Jason Hynes, Jim Hinton and David Morrison will be presenting on Advanced Intellectual Property Strategy at the Advanced Manufacturing and Hardware Innovation Lab.

For more information and to register, please click here.

The Innovator’s Toolbox: Advanced IP Strategies for Your Business

Whistle Bear Golf Club
Cambridge, ON
April 19, 2017

Join Jason Hynes and Jim Hinton as they share some advanced strategies that can be used to maximize the return on your innovation expenditures on April 19, 2017.

Agenda

8:00am - 8:30am               Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:30am - 8:55am               You Sank my Battleship!

8:55am - 9:05am               Hammer or a Scalpel?

9:05am - 9:25am               It’s All About the Money

9:25am - 9:35am               Coffee Break

9:35am - 10:00am             To Infinity and Beyond

10:00am - 10:30am          High Tech Makeover

For more information or to register, please click here.

How patents can add business value

Accelerator Centre
Waterloo, ON
November 22, 2016

Join Jason Hynes and James Hinton at the Accelerator Centre on November 22nd. Jason and Jim will be offering an interactive session on prior art searching and will identify what investors look for and describe how patents can add business value.

For more information, please click here.

Seminar – Software Patents Are Evil (and Other Myths) & Trademarks in the 21st Century

Bereskin & Parr
Cambridge, ON
April 20, 2016

Please join the Waterloo Bereskin & Parr team on April 20th for a detailed look at two cutting edge issues in intellectual property law.
 

Software Patents Are Evil (and Other Myths)

Software patents are a terrible thing… aren’t they? Jason Hynes, a lawyer and patent agent with over a decade of experience in this area will talk candidly about what’s true – and what’s complete nonsense – when it comes to software patents. He’ll also provide some tips about what recent US cases actually mean for Canadian companies.


Trademarks in the 21st Century

The writing is on the wall that trademarks are changing, as Canada modernizes its trademarks system and adopts international rules. Liz Afolabi, a lawyer and trademark agent, will talk about some of the looming changes, when they are coming, and how they may affect your business.
 

Agenda

8:00am - 8:30am     Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30am - 9:25am     Software Patents Are Evil (and Other Myths) with Jason Hynes
9:25am - 9:35am     Coffee Break
9:35am - 10:30am   Trademarks in the 21st Century with Liz Afolabi


Date
Wednesday, April 20th 2016

Location
Whistle Bear Golf Club

R.R. #33 – 1316 Dickie Settlement Road, Cambridge, Ontario,
N3H 4R8

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Impact on Canada's IP Laws?
November 24, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest trade agreement in recent memory, modernizing relations with Canada’s NAFTA partners and substantially expanding our trade relationships with other countries. The TPP has an ambitious Intellectual Property chapter which creates new multilateral standards for IP protection and expands Canada’s IP obligations.

Jason Hynes, Chair of IPIC's IP Trade Policy Committee and Nathaniel Lipkus, Past Chair of IPIC's IP Trade Policy Committee will be presenting a webinar on Tuesday, November 24th which will provide information about the most significant anticipated aspects of the TPP IP chapter, including discussion of their impact in Canada and abroad.

To learn more about the event, please click here.

 

Waterloo Region Law Association

Intellectual Property: Strategies for Canadian Lawyers in the Global IP Landscape
Waterloo, ON - Waterloo Region Courthouse
June 23, 2015

InPOWR - Internaional Law Practictioners of Waterloo Region

International Property: Strategies for Canadian Lawyers in the Global IP Landscape
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Moderator:
Amy Reier, Miller Thomson and InPOWR Co-Chair

Panel Members:
Jason Hynes, Bereskin & Parr LLP
Jim Hinton, Bereskin & Parr LLP

Topics of discussion include:
- Canada's stance on Intellectual Property in international trade and what this means for Canadian Companies
- Patent trolls
- The "red flags" of the international implications of IP work, and what lawyers should tell their business clients about it

Open to all

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Waterloo Region Courthouse
85 Frederick Street, Kitchener

Training Room LL402 (Lower Level)

 

This Practice Group Session qualifies for two (2) Substantive Hours

Please confirm attendance to

No cost for Waterloo Region Law Association Members.
$10.00 for non-members.

 

 

WIPA (Western Intellectual Property Association)

Intro to IP, WIPA, and the IPIT Concentration
Room 52
October 10, 2013

Jason Hynes will be speaking.

For more info please see https://www.facebook.com/events/1418705248345026/

Faculty of Computer Science, University of Guelph

Patents and Software-Based Innovations
Guelph, ON
February 8, 2011

 Jason Hynes and Stanley Khaing of Bereskin & Parr LLP will be speaking on Patents and Software-Based Innovations at 4:00 p.m.

Event Attendance

Tech Leadership Conference

Communitech
Waterloo, ON
May 10 - 11, 2017

Jason HynesKevin Shipley, Paul Horbal and Jim Hinton will be attending the Tech Leadership Conference on May 10-11, 2017. This event brings together the best entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders to connect, learn and help shift the power and control of technology.

For more information, please click here.

AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting

Association of University Technology Managers
Hollywood, FL
March 12 - 15, 2017

Please join Bereskin & Parr Partners Micheline Gravelle, Patricia Folkins, Michael Fenwick and Jason Hynes at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2017 Annual Meeting.

Bereskin & Parr will be sponsoring the Canadian Lunch on Tuesday, March 14 at 12:45 PM. Micheline Gravelle, Patricia Folkins, Michael Fenwick and Jason Hynes will be attending.

The AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting is a one-stop shop for industry dealmakers and investors to network with nearly every academic research institution in the world in one place. Attendees will get a chance to network, receive training in various topics, and take part in free mini-courses.

For more information on the AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting, please click here.

IPIC 90th Annual Meeting

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Québec City, QC
September 28 - 30, 2016

Micheline Gravelle, Stephen Beney, Jason Hynes and Tamara Céline Winegust will be attending the IPIC 90th Annual Meeting.

The 90th Annual Meeting will take place at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City.

For more information on this conference, please click here.

 

2016 Annual Chamber Golf Scramble

Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
Cambridge, ON
August 15, 2016

Associates Kevin Shipley and Jim Hinton will be participating in the 2016 Annual Chamber Golf Scramble on Monday, August 15.

The event will take place at the Galt Country Club.

For more information on this event, please click here.

AUTM Startup Business Development Course and Canadian Meeting

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Toronto, ON
June 26 - 28, 2016

Micheline Gravelle will be speaking at the AUTM Startup Business Development Course and Canadian Meeting on Monday, June 27. Join Micheline Gravelle from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. to learn about Corporate Structure and Governance for Successful Technology Commercialization.

The course will take place in the MaRS Center - South Tower from June 26 - June 28 with Patricia Folkins and Jason Hynes in attendance.

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

 

2016 Tech Leadership Conference

Communitech
Waterloo, ON
May 12, 2016

Jason Hynes, Paul Horbal, Jim Hinton and Kuyler Neable will be attending the 2016 Tech Leadership Conference in Waterloo.

This event connects with the Waterloo Region tech community, and explores shifts in the marketplace and where the world is headed.

For more information on this event, please click here.

2016 AUTM Annual Meeting

Association of University Technology Managers
San Diego, California
February 14 - 17, 2016

Please join Bereskin & Parr Partners Micheline GravelleMichael Fenwick and Jason Hynes at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2016 Annual Meeting.

Bereskin & Parr will be sponsoring the Canadian Lunch on Tuesday, February 16th at 12:45p.m. Micheline Gravelle, Michael Fenwick and Jason Hynes will be attending.

Micheline Gravelle with also be speaking at the Patentable Subject Matter for Life Sciences Inventions panel taking place on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

The AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting is a one-stop shop for industry dealmakers and investors to network with nearly every academic research institution in the world in one place. Attendees will get a chance to network, receive training in various topics, and take part in free mini-courses.

For more information on the 2016 AUTM Annual Meeting, please click here.

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

IPIC Annual Meeting
October 14 - 16, 2015

Stephen Beney, Jason Hynes and Jim Hinton will be attending the IPIC 89th Annual Meeting in October in Banff, AB.

Communitech

Tech Leadership Conference 2015
Waterloo Region
May 28, 2015

Bereskin & Parr is a proud sponsor of the Tech Leadership Conference, Waterloo Region’s largest business innovation event.

Ian McMillan, Jason Hynes and Jim Hinton will be attending the event.

To learn more about Communitech and for further information about the conference, please click here.

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)

2015 Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
February 22 - 25, 2015

Bereskin & Parr will be sponsoring the Canadian Lunch for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2015 Annual Meeting on February 24th from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Micheline Gravelle, Mike Fenwick and Jason Hynes will be attending.

The AUTM 2015 Annual Meeting is a one-stop shop for industry dealmakers and investors to network with nearly every academic research institution in the world in one place. Attendees will get a chance to network, receive training in various topics, and take part in free mini-courses.

For further information, please click here.

IPIC

88th Annual Meeting
Halifax, NS
October 15 - 17, 2014

Carmela De Luca will be speaking at Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) 88th Annual Meeting on "Biotechnology Patents – Surviving Subject Matter in the Post Prometheus/Myriad World" from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on October 16th. Stephen Beney, Melanie Szweras, Meghan Dillon and Jason Hynes will also be attending this conference.

IPIC is a Canadian professional association of patent agents, trade-mark agents and lawyers practising in intellectual property, and provides leadership and networking opportunities within more than 35 committees.

Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce

Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver
Kitchener, ON
August 18, 2014

Jason Hynes and Kuyler Neable will be attending the event held by Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce with guest speaker, Federal Finance Minister, Joe Oliver.

Communitech

Golf Tournament
New Dundee, ON
June 12, 2014

Bereskin & Parr will be sponsoring the dinner for Communitech’s Golf Tournament on June 12, 2014. 

Jason Hynes will be attending the annual event that will take place at the Dundee Country Club in New Dundee, Ontario. 

As Waterloo Region’s hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies, Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development to create greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and Canada.

Association of University Technology Managers

AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
February 19 - 22, 2014

Micheline Gravelle, Patricia Folkins and Jason Hynes will be attending this event.

For more information please go to: www.autm.net/Meeting_Home2.htm

University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

On-Campus Interviews
October 8, 2013

Jason Hynes and Margaret Seko will be attending.

Western University, Faculty of Law

On-Campus Interviews
October 7, 2013

Jason Hynes and Margaret Seko will be attending.

Accolades

  • 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • LMG Rising Stars 2015
  • 2014 Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

Professional Memberships

Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate
Waterloo Law Association

News

  • Register for Bereskin & Parr's Seminar: Software Patents Are Evil (and Other Myths) & Trademarks in the 21st Century
  • Bereskin & Parr Members Admitted to the Partnership

Media Coverage

  • Jason Hynes Quoted in Law Times article, “Clients assured to keep calm after Brexit vote”
  • Jason Hynes Profiled in March/April 2015 Issue of IPIC Bulletin

Litigation Cases

002152706 Ontario Limited and 1521167 Ontario Limited v. Changer & Dresser Inc.
Representing the plaintiff 002152706 Ontario Limited and 1521167 Ontario Limited in a patent infringement action relating to spot welding cap changers and spot welding cap magazines.
Counsel: R. Scott MacKendrick and Jason Hynes
(2016), (T-1202-16)
Ontario Die International Inc. v Diamex Inc.
Representing Ontario Die International Inc. in a patent infringement action relating to an apparatus and method for detachably mounting cutting knives.
Counsel: R. Scott MacKendrick and Jason Hynes
(2016), (T-784-16)
 

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