Ken Bousfield

Partner

Toronto, 416.957.1650

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Cleantech
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Oil & Gas
Industrial Designs
Financial Technology

Education

B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), University of Waterloo, 1984
LL.B., University of Toronto, 1992

Qualifications

Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), 1990
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1994
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1995
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 1996
Registered United States Patent Agent, 1996
 

Professional Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Ken Bousfield

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

Ken’s practice focuses on mechanical and electro-mechanical patents including filing, prosecution, opinion work, and commercial transactions involving intellectual property assets.

Ken has significant experience in the railroad industry and has also obtained protection for consumer goods, oil field equipment, and a wide variety of other mechanical and electro-mechanical devices.

Ken is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Information Technology Committee.

Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Ken obtained significant industry experience working as a designer and test engineer for an electronic equipment manufacturer and for an aircraft company.

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Ken Bousfield

Ken Bousfield

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

Partner
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1650

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Cleantech
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Oil & Gas
Industrial Designs
Financial Technology

Education
B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), University of Waterloo, 1984
LL.B., University of Toronto, 1992

Qualifications

Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), 1990
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1994
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1995
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 1996
Registered United States Patent Agent, 1996
 

Ken’s practice focuses on mechanical and electro-mechanical patents including filing, prosecution, opinion work, and commercial transactions involving intellectual property assets.

Ken has significant experience in the railroad industry and has also obtained protection for consumer goods, oil field equipment, and a wide variety of other mechanical and electro-mechanical devices.

Ken is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Information Technology Committee.

Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Ken obtained significant industry experience working as a designer and test engineer for an electronic equipment manufacturer and for an aircraft company.

Articles

Patents - 2016 Year in Review
Ken Bousfield
February 3, 2017
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Industrial Design Changes
Ken Bousfield
January 20, 2017
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Unwired Planet: Covered Business Methods and the Tangled Web of Serial Distortion
Ken Bousfield
December 19, 2016
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Enhanced Damages May Have a Pulse
Ken Bousfield
June 29, 2016
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Enfish Swims Over the Reefs of Subject-Matter
Ken Bousfield
May 19, 2016
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PPC Broadband v Corning Optical: BRI Is Not an Infinitely Elastic Polymer
Ken Bousfield
March 3, 2016
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Sunny Days, Sunny Ways? Gray Manufacturing: Federal Court Becomes Office of Administrative Corrections
Ken Bousfield
February 3, 2016
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All Inventors Must Be Developers, but Not All Developers Are Inventors
Ken Bousfield and Kevin Shipley
September 18, 2015
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Microsoft v. Proxyconn: Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Revisited
Ken Bousfield
June 25, 2015
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Allvoice v. Microsoft: When is a Claim Not a Claim?
Ken Bousfield
June 17, 2015
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ArcelorMittal and the Federal Circuit: When is Re-Issue Broadening?
Ken Bousfield
May 20, 2015
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Look Out Patent Licensing! Here Comes the Spider-Man Case
Ken Bousfield and Cameron Gale
April 2, 2015
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FCA Construes Summary of Invention to Establish Common General Knowledge
Ken Bousfield
March 12, 2015
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United States Supreme Court Eases Requirement for Award of Costs in Patent Litigation
Ken Bousfield
May 1, 2014
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CIPO Announces New 'After Final' Rules In Force as of December 28, 2013
Ken Bousfield
December 20, 2013
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The Progress of Science and the Useful Arts: Misadventures in Canadian Law on Patent-Eligible Subject-Matter
Ken Bousfield
December 6, 2012
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New helicopter landing gear is grounded
Ken Bousfield and Philip Mendes da Costa
July 30, 2012
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Common Sense and Obviousness: Supporting Evidence is Required
Ken Bousfield
June 12, 2012
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A New High Water Mark in the Awarding of Damages
Ken Bousfield
June 12, 2012
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Plus Ça Change: CIPO Persists In its Views on Patentable Subject Matter
Ken Bousfield and Jason Hynes and Paul Horbal
April 3, 2012
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Canadian Federal Court of Appeal Renders Decision in Amazon.com
Ken Bousfield and Paul Horbal and Victor Krichker
November 28, 2011
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Major Reform of US Patent Law: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Ken Bousfield
September 19, 2011
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Controversy Surrounding the Revised Chapter 9 of the MOPOP
Ken Bousfield
January 1, 2011
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U.S. Copyright Protection for 3-D Product Designs
Ken Bousfield
January 1, 2011
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Speaking Engagements

Patent Wednesday

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Detroit, MI
June 21, 2017

Join Ken Bousfield, a special guest at the Midwest Regional Office for a special Patent Wednesday. Ken will be providing an overview of the Origins and History of Patent Law as well as its evolution.

To register, please click here.

History of Technological innovation – First Revolution in Information Technology

Professional Engineers Ontario
Toronto, ON
May 18, 2017

Ken Bousfield will be speaking at the PEO East Toronto Chapter's session History of Technological innovation – First Revolution in Information Technology on May 18.

To register for this event, click here.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

York University
Toronto, ON
May 8, 2017

Ken Bousfield presented at York University on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press, the Problem of Information and the History of Patent Law

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Gatineau, QC
December 6, 2016

Ken Bousfield presented at CIPO on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press, the Problem of Information and the History of Patent Law”.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
November 6, 2016

Ken Bousfield presented at the University of Waterloo on “Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law” followed by a second presentation on " History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

Introductory Principles of Intellectual Property and Patent Law

Seneca College
Toronto, ON
November 1 - 9, 2016

On November 1st and 9th, Ken Bousfield and Justin Philpott presented at Seneca College on Principles of Intellectual Property and on the Basics of Obtaining and Enforcing Patent Rights.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

York University
Toronto, ON
October 24, 2016

Ken Bousfield presented at York University on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

Lecture on Patent Prosecution Principles and Procedures

Osgoode Hall Law School
Toronto, ON
September 29, 2016

Ken Bousfield presented on Principles and Procedures of US and Canadian Patent Prosecution.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

York University
Toronto, ON
September 15, 2016

Ken Bousfield presented at York University on "Studies in the History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

Intensive Lecture on Patent Prosecution

Osgoode Hall Law School
Toronto, ON
August 31, 2016

Ken Bousfield presented an intensive lecture on Canadian and US Patent Prosecution at the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

Shad Valley Program

McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
July 12, 2016

Ken Bousfield and Reshika Dhir presented at the Shad Valley Program at McMaster University on “Principles of Intellectual Property Law” and "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

Conestoga College
Kitchener, ON
March 7, 2016

Ken Bousfield presented at Conestoga College on " History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

Basic Principles of Patent Law

Durham College
Durham, ON
November 17, 2015

Ken Bousfield and Tony Orsi spoke on basic principles of Intellectual Property Law and answered questions.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

York University
Toronto, ON
October 24, 2015

Ken Bousfield presented at York University on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

Basic Principles of Patent Law

Durham College
Durham, ON
October 16, 2015

Ken Bousfield and Tony Orsi spoke on basic principles of Intellectual Property Law.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
October 6 - 7, 2015

Ken Bousfield presented at the University of Waterloo on “Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law” followed by a second presentation on "Studies in the History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

PEO Willowdale Chapter

Professional Engineers Ontario
Toronto, ON
September 29, 2015

Ken Bousfield presented to the PEO Willowdale Chapter on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

York University – Lassonde School of Engineering
Toronto, ON
September 16, 2015

Ken Bousfield presented at York University on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

Shad Valley Program

Queen’s University
Kingston, ON
July 14, 2015

Ken Bousfield presented at the Shad Valley Program at Queen’s University on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

History of Technological innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of information

Conestoga College
Kitchener, ON
March 24, 2015

Ken Bousfield presented at Conestoga College on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

IP: A Practical Approach For Startups

Spark Center
Durham, ON
December 10, 2014

Ken Bousfield and Tony Orsi presented on basic principles of Intellectual Property and Patent Prosecution.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

York University – Lassonde School of Engineering
Toronto, ON
November 10, 2014

Ken Bousfield presented at York University on "History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

POPAI University

POPAI U on the Road & Master’s Program
Toronto, ON
November 6 - 7, 2014

Cynthia Rowden and Ken Bousfield spoke on Intellectual Property Anti-Trust during this two-day event which took place at Ryerson University.

History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
October 28, 2014

Ken Bousfield presented at the University of Waterloo on “Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law” followed by a "Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

York University

Studies in the History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information
Toronto, ON
October 16, 2014

Ken Bousfield is presenting at York University on "Studies in the History of Technological Innovation: The Printing Press and the Problem of Information”.

IP: What’s In It For You?

Durham College
Durham, ON
October 2, 2014

Ken Bousfield presented at Durham College on basic principles of Intellectual Property Law.

IP: What’s In It For You?

Brampton City Hall
Brampton, ON
September 29, 2014

Ken Bousfield presented at Brampton City Hall on basic principles and features of Intellectual Property Law.

Patents, What's in it for You

Conestoga College
Kitchener, ON
February 13, 2014

Ken Bousfield spoke at this event on basic principles of Intellectual Property Law.

Canadian Science Policy Centre

5th Annual Canadian Science Policy Conference
Toronto, ON
November 23, 2013

Ken Bousfield spoke on Courting Confusion: the Patent Act, legal decisions, and impacts on Canada’s science and innovation landscape.

For more information go to: www.cspc2013.ca.

Event Attendance

AIPLA 2016 Annual Meeting

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Washington, DC
October 27 - 29, 2016

Join Don Cameron, Ken Bousfield, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, Isi Caulder, Melanie Szweras, Tony Orsi, and Paul Horbal at the AIPLA 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

On Thursday October 27th Isi Caulder has organized the 2pm session IP Budgets and Managing Expectations: A Conversation Between In-House and Outside Counsel About Money and Expectations in 2017.

The meeting takes place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and provides an opportunity to network with IP colleagues, and learn about the latest breakthroughs in IP standards, laws and policies.

For more information, please click here.

30th Annual Conference on Transportation Innovation and Cost Savings

Transport Conference
Toronto, ON
September 26, 2016

Ken Bousfield will be attending the 30th Annual Conference on Transportation Innovation and Cost Savings on September 26.

The objective of the conference is to have each participant take away information that will assist them throughout the year in cost savings and connect with others to broaden their circle and influence.

For more information on this conference, please click here.

The 26th All Ohio Annual Institute On Intellectual Property

All Ohio Institute on Intellectual Property (AOAIOIP)
Cleveland, OH
September 21, 2016

Ken Bousfield will be attending the 26th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property in Cleveland, Ohio.

The event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel Cleveland.

For more information on this event, please click here.

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Annual Meeting 2015
Washington, DC
October 22 - 24, 2015

Don Cameron, Ken Bousfield, Melanie Szweras, Tony Orsi and Paul Horbal will be attending the 2015 American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting, October 22-24 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

Bereskin & Parr is also sponsoring the LGBT Diversity Reception.

Spark Centre

Ignite Boardroom Competition
Whitby, ON
November 13, 2014

Ken Bousfield and Tony Orsi will be attending the Ignite Boardroom Competition on November 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bereskin & Parr will be sponsoring the event.

Five finalists will present their company in a Boardroom setting in front of the Ignite Power Panel, two of which will be the winners of $25,000. All proceeds support innovation and entrepreneurship in Durham Region through Ignite. 

Spark Innovation Centre is a not-for-profit organization that helps innovative companies start, grow and succeed. Serving entrepreneurs across Durham Region and Northumberland County, Spark Centre provides guidance, support and resources to local innovators.

AIPLA

Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
October 23 - 25, 2014

Don Cameron, Robert Storey, Ken Bousfield, Ian McMillan, Noel Courage, Isi Caulder, Tony Orsi, Melanie Szweras and Paul Horbal will be attending the AIPLA Annual Meeting. 

The Annual Meeting offers attendees the opportunity to connect with others in the IP industry from around the world, and to learn about such topics as: post-grant proceedings after the AIA; 101 invalidation in view of CLS Bank, Bilski, and Prometheus; IP and Regulatory Protection in the Pharmaceutical Field in Latin America; the Unified Patent Court in the European patent litigation landscape; best practices in Trade Secret Protection; the latest in Cyber Security Law and Standards; and the Year in Review: Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secret and Patents.

28th Annual Conference on Transportation Innovation and Cost Savings

Burlington, ON
October 8, 2014

Ken Bousfield will be attending the 28th Annual Conference on Transportation Innovation and Cost Savings at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Cincinnati Bar Association and CIPLA

The 24th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property
Cleveland, OH
September 17, 2014

Ken Bousfield will be attending the 24th All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property in Cleveland on September 17th. 

Sponsored by Cincinnati Bar Association and Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA), the event will give attendees the opportunity to earn CLE credits while learning about such topics as IP remedies, professional conduct, as well as Patent Law, Trademark Law and Copyright Law developments. 

The Cincinnati Bar Association is one of the oldest and largest local legal associations in the U.S., and provides information to the public regarding the legal community and legal education.

CIPLA is an active group, bringing together the private practitioner and the corporate lawyer at meetings that typically include dinner and a speaker on topics of interest to the profession. Breakout sessions preceding dinner provide the opportunity to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

Accolades

  • 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Who’s Who Legal Patents 2017
  • 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • IAM Patent 1000 2016
  • Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2016
  • 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • IAM Patent 1000 2015

Professional Memberships

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)

Media Coverage

  • Ken Bousfield was quoted in the article “New guidance on business-method patents ‘troubling’” which appeared in the June 4, 2012, edition of the Law Times.
 

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