Fraser Rowand

Fraser Rowand
B.Sc.(E.E.), LL.B.

Lawyer, Patent Agent and Trademark Agent

Fraser works with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies to help them secure and leverage their innovations, creativity and branding. Fraser has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications ranging from simple mechanical and software innovations to complex circuitry and mathematical algorithms. His practice involves a number of high-value applications with relevance to technical industry standards. A number of patents he has written and prosecuted have been commercially licensed and asserted in litigation. He regularly helps clients obtain valuable patent protection in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Fraser works with clients on the development of effective IP portfolio development and management strategies and provides guidance with regard to licensing and enforcement issues including validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Fraser has successfully represented clients in proceedings before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Canadian Patent Appeal Board, the Canadian Trade-marks Opposition Board, and the United States Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.

Fraser is recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Patents).

QUALIFICATIONS

Barrister and Solicitor, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2000

Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2002

Registered Canadian Trade-mark Agent, 2002

Registered United States Patent Agent, 2003

Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Patents), Law Society of Upper Canada

2016 Best Lawyers® in Canada in Intellectual Property Law

2017 Best Lawyers® in Canada in Intellectual Property Law

EDUCATION

LL.B., University of Toronto, 1998

B. Sc. (Electrical Engineering), University of Alberta, 1995

MEMBERSHIPS

AIPPI Canada Inc. Board of Directors, director

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), member

AIPPI Standing Committee on Patents, member

Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association, member

IPO US Patent Law Committee, member

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), member

Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), member