Bereskin & Parr LLP
Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full-service IP law firm serving clients across all industries worldwide. Founded in 1965, the firm has grown to be one of the largest IP firms in Canada, with offices located in major economic and technology centres. Bereskin & Parr is made up of more than 70 lawyers and patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognised as leading practitioners in their specialised fields. The firm has established a depth of legal talent and systems to service clients in every aspect of patent, trademark, regulatory and copyright law and IP litigation. Bereskin & Parr and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.
Commitment to clients
The firm’s global reputation and strong commitment to customer service have allowed Bereskin & Parr to establish trusted relationships with leading international corporations and law firms around the world. The firm values its clients and their ideas and innovations.
With a full range of IP services, Bereskin & Parr professionals can apply a pragmatic business approach to each client’s patent matters in order to obtain results, while understanding practical business needs and concerns. The firm protects and enforces IP assets, providing dynamic IP portfolio management services and project management that complement clients’ business goals to maximise profits.
Technical qualifications, industry knowledge and in-depth patent law expertise allow Bereskin & Parr’s professionals to draw on each other’s experience and consult on files to ensure that clients get the best possible advice and strategy on any IP-related issue. As a result, the firm has achieved an exceptional track record of creative, practical and cost-effective advice.
The firm’s professionals are consistently recognised in leading publications and directories. The IAM Patent 1000 has recognised Bereskin & Parr as a “true leader on the Canadian patent scene” measured by both filings and litigation. It was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Intellectual Property Boutiques in Canadian Lawyer’s January 2018 issue. Who’s Who Legal 100 ranked Bereskin & Parr as the top Canadian IP firm and one of the top 10 IP firms in the world, and Managing Intellectual Property named Bereskin & Parr the 2017 Specialty IP Firm of the Year and ranked the firm as Tier 1 in its IP Stars Handbook 2017: Trade mark and Copyright. The firm and its professionals have also been recognised in Chambers Canada Guide 2018, World IP Review: Leaders 2017, Best Lawyers in Canada 2018, the WTR 1000 2018, Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2017 and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
Dan Bereskin, founding partner of the firm, was honoured with Managing Intellectual Property’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2017, was inducted into the IAM IP Hall of Fame in 2014 and received IP World’s World Leaders Lifetime Achievement award in 2007. Micheline Gravelle, managing partner and head of the firm’s life sciences practice group, was the recipient of the 2017 Association of University Technology Managers Canada award. She has also been acknowledged by World IP Review: Leaders, Who’s Who Legal Patents, LMG Life Sciences North America, Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the IAM Patent 1000.
A trusted adviser
Bereskin & Parr’s patents practice comprises several specialised industry groups, including life sciences, engineering and technology; mechanical; industrial processes; chemical; oil and gas; automotive; cleantech; medical devices; fintech; and nanotechnology. The professionals within these specialised groups bring expertise in a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines and other technical areas. Diverse industry knowledge and experience ensures that our professionals can effectively achieve top results for clients.
Our professionals advise clients on all issues involving patents and designs, including patentability of inventions, validity of patents and infringement of patents for technology owned by clients or claimed to be owned by others. These clients include individuals, corporations and educational institutions worldwide from a range of industries.
Bereskin & Parr has extensive experience in patent litigation, the efficient presentation of complex technical cases and in the management and effective resolution of such disputes. The team regularly acts on precedent-setting cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, the federal and provincial courts and IP tribunals.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
40 King Street West
Toronto ON M5H 3Y2
- Micheline Gravelle, Managing partner
- Waterloo Region