Edward Fan is the practice group coordinator for the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Edward’s practice focuses on the acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of intellectual property, and issues relating to technology transfers. In addition to advising on issues relating to patent procurement and portfolio management, Edward is also involved in negotiating and crafting intellectual property, software and other technology-related licenses and agreements. He regularly advises clients on the acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property portfolios in different industries.
Edward is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States, and a trademark agent in Canada.
Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property law (2014-2018)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuter’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Repeatedly recommended in technology transactions (2018)
Edward is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), and a regular guest lecturer to industry groups and professional organizations. Edward also co-teaches a new course to Osgoode Hall students, Legal Values: Commercializing Intellectual Property. The course is aimed at giving students a working understanding of all the aspects of IP commercialization in the business world.
Prior to his legal career, Edward was a certified DB2 database administrator and application developer.