Innovation Partner Highlight: Bereskin & Parr


We are excited to highlight an Innovation Cluster member – a Knowledge Partner this year to The Cube: our business incubator for technology start-ups and early-stage companies: Bereskin & Parr LLP!
Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property law firm serving clients across all industries around the world.

Founded in 1965, the firm has grown to be one of the largest IP firms in Canada with offices located in major economic and technology centres. Bereskin & Parr is made up of more than 70 lawyers and patent and trademark agents, many of whom are recognized as leading practitioners in their specialized fields. The firm has established a depth of legal talent and systems to service clients in every aspect of patent, trademark and copyright law, licensing and IP litigation. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.
Their ability to find cost-effective solutions to clients’ IP needs, and the desire to ensure their matters are successfully accomplished, make them one of the strongest and most qualified IP practices in Canada. Bereskin & Parr has exceptional bench strength with a large team of professionals with advanced technical degrees – a unique advantage in the marketplace compared to other Canadian law firms.
Their firm works with different types of clients including startups where they believe that they are uniquely positioned to provide top-notch services at affordable prices. For example, they can help startups in various ways including:

  • Providing the needed technical and legal expertise for patent protection and drafting contracts in a variety of technical fields, including: Life Sciences, Chemistry, Medtech, Mechanical and Cleantech as well as various software related fields including Electrical and Computer technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Fintech. They file directly in the US Patent Office and Canadian Patent Office, and have a network of associates they manage to protect patent rights internationally.
  • Providing support in various areas for software and website-related businesses, including licensing and distribution agreements, privacy and terms of use policies as well as copyright protection for protecting original content.
  • Helping to create a strong brand and protect it through their trademarks practice group.
  • Aiding in the creation of an IP strategy that aligns with a company’s business goals.

Bereskin & Parr LLP is proud to say they have been involved with The Innovation Cluster over the past seven years helping local startups and various organizations with their IP needs as well as supporting the Peterborough region entrepreneurial community.
For more information, please feel free to reach out to Tony Orsi or Noel Courage.


Our Innovation Partners have the opportunity to immerse their brand into the Innovation Cluster network, drive innovation and expand their own network. They help companies jump-start their businesses, lay the foundations for future growth, and succeed.

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