Edward T. Fan

Edward T. Fan

Toronto: 416.865.8244
Fax 416.865.7380


JD, 2001
University of Toronto
BSc Electrical Engineering, 1998
Queen’s University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2002


Edward 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.

Representative Work

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Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2020-2021)

Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in intellectual property (2020-2021)

The Legal 500 Canada—Next generation lawyer in intellectual property (2020-2021)

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners—Leading lawyer in transactions and prosecution (2020-2021)

Managing IP’s IP Stars (Patent star) (2019-2021)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in intellectual property law (2014-2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Repeatedly recommended in technology transactions (2018)



Professional Involvement

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.

Memberships and Affiliations

Edward is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.