Jay is a patent agent in Canada and the US, with experience in mechanical, electromechanical, and software-related technologies.
Jay obtained an Honours B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 1991, where he was awarded several scholarships and ranked among the top 1% nationally in academic competitions in physics and chemistry. He obtained his P. Eng. designation in 1995.
Jay’s career includes over 18 years in patents along with 12 years of hands-on engineering experience. His extensive technical experience permits him to speak with engineers and inventors as a genuine peer and to thoroughly understand the technical merit of an invention, which is key to securing strong patent protection. His combined engineering and patent skills have attracted clients that include a number of leading multinational companies both in Canada and abroad.
Over his career, Jay has given many seminars on a variety of topics in intellectual property. He has also spent several years as the head of the Automotive Patent Group at a large intellectual property firm in Toronto.
- Drafting and prosecution of patent applications and industrial design applications
- Patent infringement, freedom-to-operate and validity analyses
- Due diligence in relation to license agreements and IP-related purchase agreements
- Advising clients on matters relating to global IP strategy
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
- Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
Jay has been invited to give talks at events on behalf of a number of organizations including Professional Engineers Ontario, the Automobile Parts Manufacturers Association, the City of Toronto, and the City of Markham. He has also been a guest lecturer in intellectual property law at Osgoode Hall.