Paul Blizzard is an associate with Bereskin & Parr LLP and member of the Electrical & Computer Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Privacy practice groups.
Paul’s expertise focuses on many aspects of Intellectual Property (IP), including preparing IP strategies, patent drafting and prosecution, licensing agreements, IP due diligence, privacy agreements, and website terms and conditions. He assists clients in various subject matter areas such as computer hardware, computer software, data center technologies, medical devices, and digital biomarker research. Paul is familiar with electrical technologies including commercial and consumer electrical devices.
Paul graduated from Computer Engineering at Queen’s University with a B. Sc. in 2006. While at Queen’s, Paul led the Queen’s University Solar Vehicle Team and participated in the American Solar Challenge, World Solar Challenge, and the North American Solar Challenge race events.
After graduation from Queen’s, Paul worked as a software developer and devops engineer in the Web Development, Ecommerce, and Artificial Intelligence industries for 10 years.
Paul returned to Osgoode Hall Law School in 2014. During this time, he was a summer student and an articling student with Bereskin & Parr. While at Osgoode, Paul led the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic and was a regular contributor to IP Osgoode’s blog IPilogue. In his final year of study, Paul participated in the IP Intensive program and was placed at CodeX, the Stanford Centre for Legal Informatics in California, where he assisted in research on the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies in the legal field.
Paul was called to the bar at the Law Society of Ontario in 2018 and became a US and Canadian Patent Agent in 2022.