Matthew Graff

Partner

Mississauga, 905.817.6107

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Cleantech
Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Industrial Designs
Trademarks

Education

B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 2000
LL.B., Queen's University, 2004

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2005
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2006
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2009
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2009

Professional Memberships

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

Matthew Graff

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

Matthew's practice focuses on patent drafting, filing, prosecution and opinion work, primarily for mechanical innovations. He also regularly advises clients on industrial design and trademark protection.

Before studying law, Matthew worked as a research engineer in the fuel cell industry, where he gained technical experience in electrochemistry, electrodeposition, and surface analysis techniques.
 

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Matthew Graff

Matthew Graff

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

Partner
Mississauga      Ph: 905.817.6107

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

Education
B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, 2000
LL.B., Queen's University, 2004

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2005
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2006
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2009
Registered United States Patent Agent, 2009

Matthew's practice focuses on patent drafting, filing, prosecution and opinion work, primarily for mechanical innovations. He also regularly advises clients on industrial design and trademark protection.

Before studying law, Matthew worked as a research engineer in the fuel cell industry, where he gained technical experience in electrochemistry, electrodeposition, and surface analysis techniques.
 

Articles

Speaking Engagements

Silicon Halton

IP FOR IT: What Really Matters
Burlington HiVE, Burlington
June 8, 2015

Everyone knows that IP – patents, trade-marks, copyright – is important in the technology industry; sometimes IP is everything. It’s important for coders, developers, software and hardware sellers and distributors, consultants and their clients.

IT success often depends on being the first with new, disruptive ideas; protecting those ideas and then commercializing them. But IP protection can be very expensive for a startup or emerging firm or inventor – and most of that expense must be incurred at the early stages, when cash is scarce.

So, what are the crucial IP actions to take at the early stages? What are the trade-offs and options when funds are limited? What are the fatal pitfalls vs. stuff you can postpone without serious prejudice? U.S. or Canada? Or both?

Matthew Graff will map out these choices in this presentation that is a must-see for Silicon Halton Members.

Register here.

University of Toronto

Ethics in Patent Law Practice
Toronto, ON
November 14, 2014

Matthew Graff will be speaking at the University of Toronto’s fourth year Ethics class, in the Materials Science & Engineering program, on the topic “Ethics in Patent Law Practice”.

National Research Council Canada - Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

Breakfast seminar
Sudbury, ON
June 22, 2012

Matthew Graff will be giving a talk on Introduction to Patents at 7:30 a.m. 

For more information go to: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/irap.html

Event Attendance

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.

Halton FUTURES Innovation Summit

HALTECH
Oakville, ON
June 2, 2016

Matthew Graff and Paul Horbal will be attending the Halton FUTURES Innovation Summit. This summit will take place on June 2 at the Oakville Conference Centre.

The summit brings together startups, innovators, investors, regional innovation champions and academic research leaders.

For more information on this event, please click here.

Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar 2016

The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 14, 2016

Matthew Graff is attending the Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 14, 2016. The event tackles the latest developments in intellectual property law, with expert advice on recent caselaw, hot topics and initiatives at the USPTO.

For more information on the event, please click here.

5th Annual Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow

Mississauga, ON
May 13, 2015

Bereskin & Parr will be exhibiting at the upcoming Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference on May 13th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will include Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, Patricia Folkins, Mina Chana, Matthew Graff, Kevin Shipley and Anna Cumaraswamy.

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow has been designed to provide both new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear tips and opportunities from fellow entrepreneurs, and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving. This will be a great opportunity for our firm to provide owners of established businesses in various industries with information on strategies on how to handle existing IP issues within their organization.

To learn more about the event, please click here.

HalTech

Better Business Expo
Oakville, ON
November 27, 2014

Bereskin & Parr will be exhibiting at the Better Business Expo on November 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Matthew Graff will be attending the event.

The event is a free business-to-business tradeshow and corporate networking function, featuring over 50 exhibitors, 7 key speakers, and the ability for attendees to promote their business live on the business-based talk show.

HalTech is a center of technological entrepreneurship development that provides support to get innovators, tech based businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers connected to a network of professionals who will take a concept from idea to reality.

HalTech

Fall Mixer
Oakville, ON
September 15, 2014

Mina Chana and Matthew Graff will be attending HalTech’s Fall Mixer on September 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sheridan College.

HalTech is the leading source of support and personal service for tech and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in Halton.

AIPLA

Spring Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
May 15 - 17, 2014

Don Cameron Isi Caulder and Matthew Graff will be attending this conference.

For more information please click here.

Toronto Entrepreneurs

Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference
Mississauga, ON
May 14, 2014

Bereskin & Parr will be exhibiting at the upcoming Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference on May 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will include, Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, Patricia Folkins, Mina Chana, Matthew Graff and Kevin Shipley. 

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow has been designed to provide both new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear tips and opportunities from fellow entrepreneurs, and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving. This will be a great opportunity for our firm to provide owners of established businesses in various industries with information on strategies on how to handle existing IP issues within their organization.

To learn more about the conference, click here.

Professional Memberships

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

News

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