Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Oil & Gas
B.Eng. (Mech. Eng.), St. Francis Xavier and the Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1969
LL.B., Queen's University, 1973
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1977
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 1975
Registered United States Patent Agent, 1996
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1977
American Bar Association (ABA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA)
B.Eng. (Mech. Eng.), LL.B.
Robert MacFarlane is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Robert’s practice focuses on litigation for patent, trademark, copyright and confidential information cases. He has about 40 years of litigation experience and has appeared in the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is frequently ranked by several recognized legal publications as one of Canada’s top patent litigators and has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Robert is currently representing NOVA Chemicals in a patent infringement action relating to polyethylene resin compositions; Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. in four patent infringement actions relating to apparatus and methods of fracturing ("fracking") oil and gas wells; and MediaTube Inc. in a patent infringement action relating to Internet protocol TV services.
He is the author of a number of published articles and of the “Limitation Periods” and “Interest” chapters in the book Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions & Remedies.