Edward is the practice group coordinator for the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. In addition to advising on issues relating to patent procurement and portfolio management, Edward is also involved in negotiating and crafting intellectual property, technology transfer, software and other technology-related licenses and agreements.
Edward is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States and a trademark agent in Canada.
Edward Fan is an accomplished patent and trademark expert, with a proficiency in strategy, protection and the acquisition of intellectual property. ‘He is sharp and pragmatic,’ enthused one commentator, while another said: ‘He’s very composed and not easy to ruffle.’
—Chambers Global, 2021
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in intellectual property
The Legal 500—Next generation partner in intellectual property
IAM Global Leaders Guide—Canada
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners—Leading lawyer in transactions and prosecution
Managing IP’s IP Stars—Patent star
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in technology transactions
Edward was an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), where he co-developed and taught a new course to Osgoode Hall students, Legal Values: Commercializing Intellectual Property. He is also a regular guest lecturer to industry groups and professional organizations.
Prior to his legal career, Edward was a certified DB2 database administrator and application developer. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.