IP Clinic with Bereskin&Parr LLP The IP Clinic with Bereskin&Parr LLP provides advisory about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other IP inquiries. Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian intellectual property law firm serving clients of all sizes in various industries, both domestic and international. The firm was founded in 1965 and has grown to be one of the largest IP law firms in Canada, with four offices located in major economic or technology centres. Bereskin & Parr is made up of more than 70 lawyers and patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognized as leading practitioners in their respective fields. The firm’s practice is comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of intellectual property. Both the firm, and its award-winning professionals, are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada. Stephen Beney, Partner Stephen’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical, electro-mechanical and software fields. He advises on IP management and strategic planning and has prepared many patentability opinions, as well as infringement and validity opinions. Stephen works with clients to assess IP needs, and has helped to secure patents for a diverse array of clients, including start-ups, small- to medium-sized enterprises, major multinational companies and university researchers. Stephen has been proven valuable to his clients in securing their patent rights in diverse technologies, including: automotive; medical devices and imaging systems; electronic devices; communication systems; video and signal processing systems; mass spectrometry; solar power devices and systems; fuel cell technology; internet systems; business methods; and clean tech devices and systems. In addition to his extensive patent work, Stephen has experience in filing industrial design applications. Kevin Shipley, Lawyer and Patent Agent Kevin’s practice focuses on patent prosecution with an emphasis on mechanical innovations. Kevin also focuses on freedom to operate, patent infringement, and patent validity investigations, as well as advising on confidentiality agreements, patent licenses, and other IP-related agreements. While obtaining his degree in mechanical engineering, Kevin completed an internship in the oil refining industry during which he focused on preventative maintenance and failure avoidance based on vibration analysis of rotating and reciprocating machinery. Kevin currently serves as Chair of the Ontario Engineering Competition Advisory Board, and as a volunteer advisor with the Research, Innovation and Commercialization (RIC) Centre. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) IP Licensing Committee. Kevin also speaks about patent and IP-related issues, including providing in-house education and training seminars for clients, and lecturing at the Western University Faculty of Engineering, the Richard Ivey School of Business, and the Schulich School of Business. Note: Clinics are only open to high potential RIC Centre clients recommended by their Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. If you are interested in becoming a RIC Client, please register your company today.