Electrical & Computer Technology

Few things change faster or more continuously than technology. Obtaining patent protection allows high-tech companies to safeguard and secure their own, often considerable, R&D investment.

For those in the industry, patent rights serve not only as a means to protect inventive ideas and concepts, but they are also valuable for generating interest and investment in new and growing businesses.

Companies involved in software development have their own unique issues and concerns. The long-term survival of small to mid-sized hardware and software development companies is often difficult to ensure. The same entrepreneurial spirit of innovation that makes them succeed, also makes them targets or threats to more established developers. Frequently, this leads to corporate acquisitions, or the development of competitive technology — both demand the diligent management and protection of the intellectual property rights involved.

Bereskin & Parr’s Electrical & Computer Technology practice group is devoted to helping clients build, protect and enforce their intellectual property. All members of our group are trained as engineers or in the physical sciences. Many members of the team have practical experience with technology companies in technical, business and legal roles, including several who have extensive experience in building and managing valuable patent portfolios for entrepreneurial companies.

Our Services

The following is a list of services that members of our Electrical & Computer Technology practice group provide:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide
  • Registering copyright and industrial designs
  • Registering integrated circuit topographies
  • Preparing and negotiating license agreements
  • Conducting due diligence investigations
  • Providing patentability, validity, and infringement searches and opinions
  • Providing strategic advice on intellectual property rights
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights

 

Recent Articles

Market share used to establish sales a patentee “could and would” have made but for infringement: Grenke v DNOW Canada ULC

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June 12, 2018

Market share used to establish sales a patentee “could and would” have made but for infringement:...

A cautionary tale - University of Alberta v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FCA 36

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June 5, 2018

A cautionary tale - University of Alberta v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FCA 36

AI in Focus – Autonomous Vehicles

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June 4, 2018

AI in Focus – Autonomous Vehicles

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

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May 15, 2018

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

A Positive Step for Software Patent Eligibility in the United States – Clarifying the “Well-Understood, Routine, and Conventional”

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May 11, 2018

A Positive Step for Software Patent Eligibility in the United States – Clarifying the “Well-Understood,...

Animated GUI Designs – Who’s Registering in Canada?

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April 10, 2018

Animated GUI Designs – Who’s Registering in Canada?

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Practice Group Leader

Bhupinder Randhawa Bhupinder Randhawa
B.A.Sc. (Comp. Eng.), J.D.
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