Joanna Ma

Associate

Toronto, 416.957.1676

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Cleantech
Electrical & Computer Technology
Medical Devices

Education

B.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.)(Hons.), University of Waterloo, 2008
J.D., University of British Columbia, 2011

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2012
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2013
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2014
 

Joanna Ma

B.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.)(Hons.), J.D.

Joanna’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to software-based technologies, electrical innovations, and medical devices and applications. She enjoys learning about new technologies from inventors and advising clients on the development of an effective IP portfolio.

Through various technical internships, Joanna gained valuable industry experiences. She completed internships as both a Design Engineer and Marketing Engineer in the semiconductor industry, as well as an internship as a consultant. From these experiences, she recognizes the difficulties in managing and balancing the pressures of technological development with business needs. She, therefore, has a unique appreciation of the difficulties for clients of various sizes to manage their IP portfolio and endeavours to accommodate the needs of her clients.

Joanna is conversant in Cantonese.

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Joanna Ma

Joanna Ma

B.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.)(Hons.), J.D.

Associate
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1676

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Cleantech
Electrical & Computer Technology
Medical Devices

Education
B.A.Sc. (Elec. Eng.)(Hons.), University of Waterloo, 2008
J.D., University of British Columbia, 2011

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2012
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2013
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2014
 

Joanna’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to software-based technologies, electrical innovations, and medical devices and applications. She enjoys learning about new technologies from inventors and advising clients on the development of an effective IP portfolio.

Through various technical internships, Joanna gained valuable industry experiences. She completed internships as both a Design Engineer and Marketing Engineer in the semiconductor industry, as well as an internship as a consultant. From these experiences, she recognizes the difficulties in managing and balancing the pressures of technological development with business needs. She, therefore, has a unique appreciation of the difficulties for clients of various sizes to manage their IP portfolio and endeavours to accommodate the needs of her clients.

Joanna is conversant in Cantonese.

Articles

Speaking Engagements

IP Career Panel

Intellectual Property Society at Osgoode
Toronto, ON
November 21, 2016

Join Joanna Ma and Tamara Winegust for a IP Career Panel on November 21.

This is a panel discussion hosted by the Intellectual Property Society at Osgoode Hall Law School where students can learn about IP law, and what a career in IP law may look like.

The session starts at 4:30 PM.

Bears Lair IP Workshop

Peterborough Economic Development
Peterborough, ON
March 17, 2015

Wynnie Chan and Joanna Ma will be speaking at the Peterborough Economic Development Bears Lair IP Workshop taking place in Peterborough on March 17th.

To learn more about the Bears Lair IP Workshop and for further information about the event, please click here.

Event Attendance

OCE Discovery 2016

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
Toronto, ON
May 9 - 10, 2016

Bereskin & Parr proudly exhibited at OCE Discovery 2016 adjacent to the "Ask an Expert" area. Attendees met Isi Caulder, Tony Orsi, Adrienne Bieber McNeil, Paul Horbal, Ainslie Parsons, and Joanna Ma at the conference in Toronto, ON.

Isi Caulder and Tony Orsi also participated in the Ask an Expert sessions on Tuesday, May 10. Isi Caulder participated in this session from 3 - 4 PM, followed by Tony Orsi from 4 - 5 PM.

OCE Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference and brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.

To learn more about the Ask an Expert sessions click here.

To learn more about OCE Discovery 2016 click here.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Discovery OCE
Toronto, ON
May 12 - 13, 2014

Isi Caulder, Tony Orsi, Adrienne Bieber McNeil, Paul Horbal and Joanna Ma will be attending Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Discovery event at the Metro Convention Centre. Bereskin & Parr will be a Discovery Partner for the event.

In addition, Tony Orsi will be involved in the "Ask an Expert" event on May 12th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., allowing attendees to connect with experts in the areas of investing, entrepreneurship, support for innovation, professional services, and corporate leadership.

Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, bringing together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. 

For more information about the event, click here

 

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/

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