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Richard Mar

Partner
Patent Agent (Canada/US) ‎
Trade-mark Agent (Canada)‎
About

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 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 addition, he is Chair ‎of the Young Practitioner’s ‎Committee where he oversees 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.

Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 2010New York, 2010Ontario, 2011

EXPERIENCE

  • Acted for Wenco International Mining Systems in its acquisition of the business wearables assets and intellectual property relating to ‎SmartCap Technologies Pty Ltd.‎
  • Developed a patent filing strategy to create value for a local Computer Learning startup that was ‎eventually bought by one of the largest tech companies in the world.‎
  • Advised a financial services corporation on IP matters as part of patent committee to identify potential ‎inventions as well as to identify risks from competitor patent portfolios.‎
  • Represented several major fashion designers to enforce trademark rights against infringers.
  • Represented client’s successful defense (with a UK firm) of its patent ownership. The Intellectual ‎Property Enterprise Court (“IPEC”) ruled in favour of PCK IP Lawyers’ client and decided it was entitled ‎to the ownership of its PCT Application. Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1302 (IPEC).‎
Languages
  • English
Education
  • 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

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario, 2011‎
  • Law Society of British Columbia, 2010‎
  • New York State Bar, 2010‎
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Associate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group

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