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Paul Horbal is an associate with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Paul's practice focuses on patent, industrial design and technology law, with an emphasis on securing and leveraging intellectual property rights for high technology clients. He advises clients of various sizes, but particularly enjoys working with startups and high-tech entrepreneurs. In addition to his work preparing and prosecuting patents, Paul advises clients regarding their intellectual property licensing needs.
He has prepared and filed patent applications relating to telecommunications systems, electronic and integrated circuits, digital signal processing, biomedical and biomonitoring devices, power systems and power electronics, computer networks, computer software, business methods, along with many other technologies.
Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr LLP, Paul conducted research into energy recovering architectures for integrated circuits in the course of obtaining his master's degree in electrical engineering. He has previously worked for a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and for a major IT infrastructure services company.
Paul is Vice-Chair of the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, Vice-President of the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Toronto, and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), where he is actively involved with the New Lawyer Committee.
He speaks and writes regularly regarding intellectual property and is an active tweeter (@horbal).
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (TCLG) Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)