Sunil Rao
The favorite part of my job is getting to meet inventors and learn about new and exciting inventions.

Sunil Rao



About Sunil

Sunil is an associate with Bereskin & Parr LLP. His practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to electrical & computer technology, artificial intelligence, cleantech, financial technology and nanotechnology.

As part of his graduate research, Sunil studied chemical vapor deposition of different thin film semiconductor materials. Sunil has co-authored many journal papers on semiconductor materials and processing. He also has industrial work experience in physical vapor deposition of thin metal films in a high-volume production environment at a global leader in semiconductor manufacturing.

Outside of work, Sunil enjoys reading, music and tennis.


  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2020
  • Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering), Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, 2009
  • M.S. (Electrical Engineering), Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, 2004
  • B.Eng. (Electronics Engineering), K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, 2002


  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2021
  • Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2024


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPOC)
  • Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
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