Brett Slaney
Patent Agent | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2518

Brett's expertise includes patent drafting and prosecution, portfolio management, and opinion work regarding patentability, infringement, and validity. His practice focuses on patent-related issues in the software, electrical, and mechanical fields, with particular emphasis on multidisciplinary systems. His professional experience includes servicing clients in the financial services, emerging technologies, data analytics, wireless telecommunications, oil and gas, data security, medical image processing and apparatus, software systems, automotive electronics, process automation, and consumer product industries. Brett provides strategic patent advice for clients ranging from large multi-national corporations to individual inventors, and is responsible for managing patent portfolios of all sizes.

Brett also has an active practice in industrial designs and design patents, as well as litigation support and patent issues arising during corporate transactions.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Brett has been recognized as one of Canada's leading patent professionals in IAM Patent 1000 2016 - 2018, and as one of Canada's leading patent agents in Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 - 2018.

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Intellectual Property, November 1, 2018.
Author: Ask a Lawyer - How Do I Patent My Tech Innovation
Betakit, August 23, 2018
Co-author: International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2019
Chapter 8, Canada, August 20, 2018.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Transferring Priority Rights
Panel Discussion on Priority Rights in Patents, 17th Open Forum, International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, Venice, Italy, October, 2017.
Speaker: Opening Remarks: Innovation Landscape in Canada
Hot-Button Legal Topics in Intellectual Property Law, Emerging Technology Edition, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, June 6, 2017.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES
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Quoted: TD Bank Group - Supporting Fintech IP at the Seed Stage
Interviewed by Jennifer Brown, Dealmakers, Canadian Lawyer, September 30, 2018.
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