Art Brion

Founding Partner at Brion Raffoul LLP

Art Brion is the founding partner of Brion Raffoul LLP. In 2020 Mr Brion was appointed to ORFAB – the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board. In addition to being a computer engineering graduate, Mr Brion is also a lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent. Since 2014 he has been ranked as a leading patent practitioner in Canada in the IAM Patent 1000. Mr Brion assists clients ranging from multinational corporations to high-tech start-up companies to lone inventors. Specialising in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications worldwide, he also provides advice regarding portfolio management and worldwide patent filing strategies. In addition to this, he also provides expertise on IP mining and licensing strategies.

Involved in the Canadian start-up community since the late 1990s, he has helped past and present clients successfully grow their patent portfolios. A frequent speaker and participant at start-up-oriented gatherings, Mr Brion is routinely consulted by start-up companies and entrepreneurs prior to launching new ventures or prior to the initiation of new avenues of research and development. As such, Mr Brion is involved in activities such as invention mining, freedom-to-operate searches and defining business strategies for his clients.

Mr Brion is a globally renowned expert and frequent speaker. He has spoken at Nanjing University in China on worldwide patent filing strategies for start-ups.

With many years of experience in dealing with a widespread associate international practice, as well as in dealing with inventors and in-house counsel, Mr Brion is well placed to handle most IP matters. His technical specialisations include software/internet-based technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning, wireless technologies, telecommunications, computer and networking and related systems, optics/electro-optic communication systems, cryptography/encryption-based technologies, semiconductors and business method systems.

Professional associations

  • Law Society of Ontario

Sample client list

  • Element AI Inc
  • Husqvarna AB
  • Natural Resources Canada

Firm details

Brion Raffoul LLP
329 Churchill Ave N
Ottawa ON K1Z 5B8

Contact details

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