Tony Orsi is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and co-leader of the firm's Fintech practice group. Tony’s practice focuses on patents with an emphasis on electrical, biomedical, software, and cleantech innovations as well as patent drafting, evaluating new technologies, and IP management strategies. Tony drafts and prosecutes patent applications relating to medical devices, medical imaging systems, ultrasound, electronic circuits, electronic devices, communication systems, radar systems, video and signal processing systems, mass spectrometry, fuel cell technology, alternative energy sources, internet systems, business methods, as well as mechanical and cleantech devices.
Tony has worked on patent matters with small, mid and large-sized corporations, universities and tech transfer organizations, as well as individual inventors across Canada. He has also worked with clients to develop in-house IP programs.
Tony supports the growing start-up communities in Durham Region, the Eastern Ontario Corridor, Vaughan and Halifax, where he is actively involved with colleges and universities, the Spark Centre, the Schulich startup network and Innovacorp. Tony advises startups on IP strategy to help them protect their innovations and be ready for investors right from the beginning of the start-up phase.
Tony also has several years of industry experience having worked as an Associate ASIC engineer with a major Canadian video processing company. In addition, he worked as a Digital Signal Processing Specialist with a pipeline inspection company where he focused on signal and image processing.
While obtaining his honours B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering, Tony studied a wide range of topics including semiconductors, signal processing, electronics, control theory and communication. During his M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering, Tony did research at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and studied signal detection, signal processing, acoustics, auditory evoked potentials, and human auditory physiology. While earning his MBA with distinction, Tony studied a variety of topics including strategy, entrepreneurship, and finance.