With over 30 years of experience, in obtaining patents for clients in the electrical and mechanical arts, Ron Faggetter has an in-depth understanding of a wide breadth of technologies including telecommunications, robotics, computer systems, optics, production line equipment and mechanical control systems. By virtue of representing Canadian clients on the world stage, Ron is well-versed in approaches to U.S. prosecution that minimize file history estoppel and inequitable conduct.
Ron acts as a strategic advisor to a number of Canadian businesses, assisting them in utilising their IP rights to maximize their competitive positions and in avoiding issues involving the IP rights of others. He has also gained considerable experience in crafting patent licences. Clients and colleagues have noted that Ron is an “electrical and mechanical arts buff” who brings a quarter-century’s patent procurement experience to the table (IAM Patents 1000, 2017). Ron has also been dubbed an “electronics sage” who has ushered plenty of local clients onto the world stage, and knows how to prosecute in the United States to minimise the chances of file history estoppel (IAM Patents 1000, 2018).
As a published author and public speaker, Ron has written and lectured on various topics, including the protection of computer-related discoveries, the law and practice relating to patents, and the law and practice relating to industrial designs. He is active in the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and is a past Chair of its Patent Legislation Committee. Ron is also the immediate past Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.