Brian Chau

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

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Brian Chau focuses on intellectual property, primarily patent prosecution, strategy, and portfolio management. Mr. Chau's corporate / commercial experience includes employment / independent contractor agreements, financing agreements, transactional agreements for mergers and acquisitions, non-disclosure agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, collaboration agreements, and conducting due diligence.

His patent practice includes originating drafting, legal opinions, and patent office proceedings for a broad range of technologies. Mr. Chau has successfully obtained patents in the fields of power electronics, financial systems, eHealth, medical devices, control systems, mobile communications, wearable technologies (smartwatches), robotics, machine learning, natural language processing, machine vision / optics, and geological sensors. He has also successfully obtained design rights in Canada, the United States, and China relating to household products and industrial machinery.

Prior to attending Osgoode Hall Law School, Mr. Chau graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Toronto, worked at a multinational technology company as a software engineer, and worked at a leading professional services firm as a management consultant. He has advised clients on major technology transformations, as well as mergers and acquisitions where technology was a key deal consideration. His projects were primarily focused in the telecommunications, healthcare, and energy sectors.

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J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2012
BASc, Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2007

  • Ontario 2013
  • Canada (patents) 2018
  • Dean’s Fellow (Contract Law, Property Law), Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Joseph D. Sorbara Bursary
  • Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada