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Kevin W. Shipley*

Partner

Toronto
t: 416.365.3721 f: 416.941.8852 kshipley@foglers.com
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PROFILE

Kevin Shipley is an engineer, patent agent, lawyer, trusted advisor and (self-professed) all-around good guy.  

En route to Foglers’, Kevin obtained degrees in mechanical engineering, economics and law, and has spent several years honing his craft and developing a practice based on patent prosecution and IP portfolio strategy and management. Kevin also has significant experience in large-scale freedom-to-operate and product launch/clearance projects (to avoid getting into trouble) as well as aggressive patent portfolio mining and offensive patent filing projects (to create trouble for competitors). He also opines on patent validity and infringement, and provides advice relating to IP licenses, confidentiality agreements and other IP-related agreements.

Having been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug (but not quite enough to quit his day job), Kevin focuses a portion of his practice on working with start-up companies. He has worked with and provided support to a number of start-up incubators in south-western Ontario (including RIC Centre, ICube, Communitech, Impact Centre, DFZ and the like). For these clients, Kevin provides assistance with developing early-stage and ongoing IP strategy, identifying commercially relevant innovations and securing registered IP rights, and leveraging and licensing IP assets for commercial advantage. Kevin also generally serves as a sounding board for business strategy development.

To stay connected to his engineering roots and to try to re-live his youth, Kevin currently serves as Chair of the Ontario Engineering Competition Advisory Board which supports the planning and execution of an annual, province-wide undergraduate engineering competition.

When away from his computer, Kevin enjoys all things home theatre related, and is an avid dabbler in smart home and IoT-related gadgets – some of which he can actually get to work! He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, who are less interested in Intellectual Property and instead prefer playing catch, building Lego and reading books about trucks or super heroes.

Industry Groups

Memberships

Ontario Bar Association

Law Society of Ontario

Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)

Chair, Advisory Board  - Ontario Engineering Competition

AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

  • Chair of International Standing Committee - Digital Economy
  • Chair, AIPPI Canada Patent Sub Committee
  • Vice-Chair, 2019 Congress Patent Working Question Study Group

Professional Designations

Registered Canadian Patent Agent

Registered US Patent Agent

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2008
  • JD University of Toronto, 2007
  • University of Western Ontario, B.E.Sc., Mechanical Engineering with Distinction, 2004 
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A., Economics, 2004

 

 

 

 

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