Aerospace & defence
Banking and financial services
Grant Tisdall is a partner you can count on to realize your intellectual property needs. Based in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, Grant is past leader of the firm's Patents Group and the current Toronto leader of the firm's Tech Group. He applies his 15+ years of patent law experience to deliver and implement strategic patent advice for clients in Canada, the U.S., Russia, Europe and beyond.
A leading patent agent, you can rely upon Grant for advice on strategic global aspects of intellectual property, and assistance in the co-ordination of your R&D activities through the building and managing of an intellectual property portfolio for first/next generation technologies. He guides technology companies in developing customized innovation programs that best formalize intellectual assets in alignment with business direction. He has significant experience in working with Russian technology companies in developing their international patent portfolios, as well as in offering strategic advice to foreign companies on obtaining various forms of patent protection in Russia.
In working with Grant, you will be engaging a seasoned patent agent who is actively involved in the international procurement of patents and industrial designs. His practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting applications relating to computer software and application development, automotive equipment and control, hardware/software requirements of mobile computer products, including antennas, enterprise solutions including electronic check (Check 21) and insurance claim processing, business methods, including social media networks, presentation/operational aspects of graphical user interfaces (GUI), and clean technology, including lighting controllers and silicon device manufacturing.
In addition to international procurement, Grant's services are in-demand by business owners seeking strategic advice and opinions on patentability aspects of their technology, freedom-to-operate considerations for their technology, litigation support concerning patent infringement and validity issues, and intellectual property-related due diligence for commercial transactions.
Education/Alumni: University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, MASc in Aerospace Engineering; University of Waterloo, BASc in Mechanical Engineering
Network Memberships: American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)