DLA Piper (Canada) LLP strengthens its patent agency practice

DLA Piper Canada is pleased to announce that our Intellectual Property and Technology practice group now includes two more lawyers who are qualified Patent Agents in Canada.  Our experienced Patent Agent team has been augmented by both the arrival of Richard Mar in our group and by the recent qualification of Michal Kasprowicz as a Registered Patent Agent.

Richard Mar, who recently joined the firm, is a registered Patent Agent in Canada, is qualified to practice before the US Patent and Trademarks Office and is called to the bar in Ontario, B.C. and New York State. Richard has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications and developing global patent filing strategies for clients. He has drafted hundreds of patent applications for clients ranging from sole inventors to large multinational corporations. Richard has a Master of Science degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Chemistry.

Michal Kasprowicz, who was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2013, recently qualified as a Patent Agent. Michal Kasprowicz’s practice covers all areas of intellectual property law, with a focus on patent and trademark litigation. He has prosecuted patent applications for large and small innovators. Michal has a B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) and prior to entering law school, he worked as an engineer in the power distribution field.

“Patents are essential assets for businesses, in particular for innovative and progressive companies. We are pleased to expand our roster of experienced counsel who can provide high-quality patent drafting and strategic advice relating to patent and other IP protection,” said Bruce Stratton, Co-Chair of Canada’s Intellectual Property and Technology group.

DLA Piper Canada’s patent practice includes intellectual ‎property litigation and the acquisition, licensing ‎and portfolio management of patents. Our ‎industry expertise includes Automotive, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, ‎Chemical, Technology and Telecommunications, ‎Computer Hardware and Software, Mining, Energy and Oil and Gas, Financial ‎Services, Life Sciences, Consumer Products, ‎and other areas. Members of the Group have been recognized as ‎leading lawyers by several ranking publications ‎including: The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, ‎The Legal 500, Best Lawyers in Canada, ‎Benchmark Canada, World IP Review, IAM ‎Patents, Chambers Canada, LMG Life Sciences, ‎Managing Intellectual Property.‎

With hundreds of lawyers in the Intellectual Property and Technology group in key jurisdictions worldwide, DLA Piper is uniquely positioned to help companies successfully acquire and monetize their IP assets, around the globe. Our patent lawyers regularly handle patent prosecution for globally-facing clients, including major global corporations, emerging companies and innovative institutions such as manufacturers, service providers, and universities.

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