Financial Technology

Technological innovation and disruption in the financial services industry calls for a studied approach to patents and other intellectual property. As in other areas, patent rights serve to protect inventive ideas and concepts, and are also valuable for generating interest and investment in new and growing businesses.

There are unique legal challenges in obtaining patents for fintech inventions. These necessitate expert advice to ensure the development of a valuable and worthwhile patent portfolio.

Bereskin & Parr’s Fintech practice group offers a unique blend of deep technological knowledge and unparalleled expertise in navigating the legal challenges facing Fintech inventions. Our team has extensive experience in helping clients build, protect and enforce their fintech intellectual property. All members of our team are trained as engineers or in the physical sciences. Many members of the team have practical experience not only with technology companies, but also with financial services companies.

Our Services

The following is a list of services that members of our Fintech practice group provide:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide
  • Registering copyright and industrial designs
  • 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

Cryptocurrency recognized as legal “property”? British Columbia Supreme Court opens the door

Article
October 10, 2018

Cryptocurrency recognized as legal “property”? British Columbia Supreme Court opens the door

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

Article
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,...

Once the Cat is Out of the Bag – Taking Advantage of Grace Periods for Patent Application Filings

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December 12, 2017

Once the Cat is Out of the Bag – Taking Advantage of Grace Periods for Patent Application Filin...

 Protecting Your Software Mojo in the Smartphone Screen Era

Article
August 28, 2017

Protecting Your Software Mojo in the Smartphone Screen Era

Clearing Hurdles in the Race for Blockchain Patents

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May 23, 2017

Clearing Hurdles in the Race for Blockchain Patents

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Practice Group Leader

Paul Horbal Paul Horbal
B.A.Sc., M.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), J.D.
Partner
416.957.1664 
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Events

January 2018 FintechTO
FintechTO & TechTO
January 22, 2018, Toronto, ON