Mechanical & Industrial Processes
B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 2000
LL.B., Queen's University, 2004
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2005
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2006
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2009
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2009
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT)
Oakville Chamber of Commerce
B.A.Sc. (Matl. Eng.), LL.B.
Matthew Graff is a lawyer, patent agent and partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP.
Matthew’s practice focuses on patent drafting, prosecution and opinion work, primarily for mechanical innovations. He has a particular interest in industrial designs and assists clients in securing design rights around the world. Matthew is also a trademark agent and counsels clients on registering trademarks in Canada and abroad.
Matthew has extensive experience drafting originating applications, in a wide variety of technical areas, and strategically developing and managing IP portfolios. His clients are in diverse industries and include individual inventors, small and medium-size Canadian companies and the regional head offices of international corporations. He also regularly works, either directly or in collaboration with foreign associates, to obtain and optimize Canadian protection for international clients.
Matthew has a background in materials engineering. Before studying law, he worked as a research engineer in the field of fuel cells, where he gained technical experience in electrochemistry, electrodeposition and surface analysis techniques.
Matthew’s objective is to use IP law to generate assets that add value to his client’s business, while providing practical and timely advice.