Reshika Dhir is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP, where she leads the firm’s Fintech and Chemical AI practice groups. She is an electrical engineer and an intellectual property (IP) lawyer, as well as a registered patent agent before the Canadian IP Office (CIPO). She is also a registered U.S. patent agent and represents Canadian companies and entrepreneurs before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Reshika has over a decade of experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications across a wide range of technologies. She has helped many clients protect their valuable technologies in fields such as telecommunication, signal processing, medical devices, power electronics, payment processing, wearables, cybersecurity, blockchain, data encryption, artificial intelligence, computer networks, mobile applications, and robotics.
Apart from overseeing her clients’ national and global patent portfolios, Reshika advises clients on patentability opinions, infringement evaluations, freedom-to-operate assessments, as well as IP procurement and enforcement. Additionally, Reshika provides valuable insights to clients on safeguarding their product and packaging designs with industrial design protection. Reshika is a go-to expert for clients looking for practical and cost-effective IP solutions. With her industry experience in both the semiconductor and nuclear sectors, Reshika brings a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to her work as an IP advisor and mentor.
Reshika won several awards and scholarships, most notably the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation Medal for the highest academic standing in her engineering graduating class. She has also won the Mathews Dinsdale & Clark’s 12th Annual Canadian Labour Arbitration Competition at Osgoode Hall Law School.
When she is not working, Reshika can be found sharing her knowledge and expertise with the next generation of IP leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators. As a guest speaker at various Canadian law schools and a mentor at various innovation centres across Canada, Reshika is dedicated to spreading her passion for IP and technology.
- Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2022
- Doctor of Law - JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2011
- B.Sc. (Elec. Eng.) (Hons.), Queen’s University, 2008
- Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2018
- Registered United States Patent Agent, 2018
- Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2012
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
- Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
- South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
- College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA)