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Financial Technology

Technological innovation and disruption in the financial services industry calls for a studied approach to patents and other intellectual property. As in other areas, patent rights serve to protect inventive ideas and concepts, and are also valuable for generating interest and investment in new and growing businesses.

There are unique legal challenges in obtaining patents for fintech inventions. These necessitate expert advice to ensure the development of a valuable and worthwhile patent portfolio.

Bereskin & Parr’s Fintech practice group offers a unique blend of deep technological knowledge and unparalleled expertise in navigating the legal challenges facing Fintech inventions. Our team has extensive experience in helping clients build, protect and enforce their fintech intellectual property. All members of our team are trained as engineers or in the physical sciences. Many members of the team have practical experience not only with technology companies, but also with financial services companies.

Our Services

The following is a list of services that members of our Fintech practice group provide:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications worldwide
  • Registering copyright and industrial designs
  • Preparing and negotiating license agreements
  • Conducting due diligence investigations
  • Providing patentability, validity, and infringement searches and opinions
  • Providing strategic advice on intellectual property rights
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights

 

Recent Articles

Québec and Federal Governments can Support Your Innovative Projects

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January 31, 2020

Québec and Federal Governments can Support Your Innovative Projects

No Secret, No Remedy: Tips For Preserving Your Trade Secret Rights

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September 5, 2019

No Secret, No Remedy: Tips For Preserving Your Trade Secret Rights

USPTO Revises Patentable Subject Matter Guidelines to Start 2019

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January 7, 2019

USPTO Revises Patentable Subject Matter Guidelines to Start 2019

One Step Closer to Significant Changes in Canadian Patent Law - CIPO Publishes Revised Version of Amended Patent Rules

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December 14, 2018

One Step Closer to Significant Changes in Canadian Patent Law - CIPO Publishes Revised Version...

Cryptocurrency Recognized as Legal “Property”? British Columbia Supreme Court Opens the Door

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October 10, 2018

Cryptocurrency Recognized as Legal “Property”? British Columbia Supreme Court Opens the Door

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

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May 15, 2018

Protecting and Navigating Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence Based Technologies

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Practice Group Leader

Paul Horbal Paul Horbal
B.A.Sc., M.Sc. (Elec. Eng.), J.D.
Partner
416.957.1664  email Paul Horbal
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