Matthew Zischka has over 20 years’ experience helping clients secure and exploit intellectual property rights. His experience extends from simple mechanical inventions to complex inventions in the telecommunications, microprocessor and graphics industries and his practice focuses heavily on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical, software, electronics, mechanical, electro-mechanical, scientific and medical devices fields.
Matt frequently provides legal opinions and strategic counsel relating to intellectual property matters. In particular, he provides freedom to operate opinions, patent infringement opinions, and opinions on copyright and infringement. In addition, Matt provides strategic guidance to clients on establishing intellectual property policies; licensing programs; structuring transactions; conducting due diligence; and often counsels clients on questions of contractual interpretation.
Matt often lectures on intellectual property law topics, and has been consistently rated as an expert in Canadian Intellectual Property Law and patent law in various national and international surveys.
Clients and colleagues have noted that Matthew is “an incredible practitioner and clients love him” (IAM Patents 1000, 2016), and that he is an “excellent” lawyer and is admired by clients and peers alike: “You need to meet him to understand how good he is; he’s a great ambassador for the profession. Matthew is a wonderful drafter – he is very technical and keeps up to date with the latest changes in the law. You can go to him with the most puzzling questions and can refer work to him with total trust” (IAM Patents 1000, 2017). His attention to detail has also been noted and he “loves getting into the nitty gritty of complex patents, especially those in the microprocessor and computer graphics spaces” (IAM Patents 1000, 2018).