- J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2009
- M.Sc., (Physics), University of British Columbia, 2004
- B.Sc., (Combined Honours Physics and Chemistry), University of British Columbia, 2001
Richard Mar practises all aspects of acquisition, transfer and protection of intellectual property rights with a concentration on patent counselling and prosecution. Richard is admitted to the bar in British Columbia, Ontario and New York and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Richard assists clients with patentability and infringement opinions, drafting licensing agreements, and enforcing intellectual property rights. He is highly skilled in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and developing a global patent filing strategy for clients in a wide variety of technology areas including computer software and hardware, artificial intelligence, financial technologies (business methods/blockchain), virtualization technology, electrical products and integrated circuits, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processes, medical devices, and mechanical fields. He has drafted hundreds of patent applications for clients ranging from sole inventors to large multinational corporations with well-established patent programs. He also has experience in assisting clients with enforcement of their intellectual property rights in Canada and internationally.
Richard is a member of the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents. He is presently a member of the Board of Examiners responsible for administering the 2023 Patent Agent Qualification Exam.
In addition, Richard is an active member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). He is an instructor for IPIC’s Patent Agent Training Course and trains the next generation of patent agents. In the past, he was the Chair of the Young Practitioner’s Committee overseeing multiple subcommittees to further the mandate of the committee by providing networking opportunities, professional development webinars, and establishing outreach programs to raise awareness of IP to students and young practitioners.
Memberships And Affiliations
USPTO expands admission criteria to patent bar for design patent practitioners
22 November 2023 .5 minute read
Large increases to Canadian Intellectual Property Office fees coming January 1, 2024
7 November 2023 .2 minute read
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