Michael Adams

Partner at Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP

Michael Adams is a partner with Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP (RMH).

Founded in 1887, RMH is one of Canada’s oldest law firms whose practice is restricted to IP matters. Based in Toronto, RMH provides assistance to clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including the filing and prosecution of patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design applications, and in related litigation and licensing matters.

Mr Adams is a registered patent agent and barrister and solicitor qualified to practise law in Ontario. In addition to a JD from Queen’s University, Mr Adams also has degrees in mechanical engineering and mathematical science from McMaster University in Canada.

Mr Adams is part of a team of attorneys who are registered patent agents and attorneys at law, and have university degrees in technical fields such as engineering, biochemistry and geology, enabling RMH to handle patent matters across all technical fields and with patent applications tasked to professionals with the relevant expertise.

Other partners of the firm include Brant Latham, Gary M Travis, Jeffrey Pervanas and Michael Yun. Mr Latham and Mr Travis have more than 30 years’ experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and negotiating licensing and IP development agreements. Mr Pervanas has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting applications in the computer/software/aerospace fields, and in negotiating technology agreements. Mr Yun focuses on the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications related to the areas of chemistry, biotechnology, and life and pharmaceutical sciences.

RMH provides legal services to clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individual inventors, before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, the Canadian federal and provincial courts and various administrative tribunals. The professionals at RMH are aided by a team of technical assistants and support staff dedicated to the securement and enforcement of client IP matters in Canada.

Professional associations

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group

Firm details

Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP
2 Bloor Street East
Suite 1800
Toronto ON M4W 3J5

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