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Paul Blizzard is an associate with Bereskin & Parr LLP and member of the Electrical & Computer Technology and Artificial Intelligence practice groups.
Paul’s expertise focuses on all aspects of patent drafting and prosecution, licensing and trade-secrets. He assists clients in various areas such as software matters relating to a variety of different types of software. Paul is familiar with electrical technologies including commercial and consumer electrical devices, as well as computer hardware. He is also familiar with open-source software licensing, data privacy, information security, and issues facing startup companies.
Prior to being admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2018, Paul was a summer student as well as an articling student with Bereskin & Parr during his time at Osgoode Hall Law School. While at Osgoode, Paul led the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic and was a regular contributor to IP Osgoode’s blog IPilogue. In his final year of study, Paul participated in the IP Intensive program and was placed at CodeX, the Stanford Centre for Legal Informatics in California, where he assisted in research on the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies in the legal field.
Paul graduated from a B. Sc. in Computer Engineering at Queen’s University in 2006, allowing him to have a solid background and experience working in Software Engineering, Web Development, Ecommerce, Artificial Intelligence and Cleantech for 14 years. While at Queen’s, Paul led the Queen’s University Solar Vehicle Team and participated in the American Solar Challenge, World Solar Challenge, and the North American Solar Challenge race events.
Paul has co-authored several articles on Patent, Artificial Intelligence, Copyright, Engineering and Innovation topics.
Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Queen’s Young Engineering Alumni (QYEA) Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (TCLG)