Benjamin Mak is The Patent StorytellerTM. Many artificial intelligence (AI) companies can generate complex technologies that are confusing for others to understand. Benjamin assists AI companies in building their patent strategy that clearly tells the story of the invention to their stakeholders and to the Patent Offices. Please contact Benjamin for the white paper on AI patents.
Benjamin is a partner of Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice is principally directed towards patent drafting and prosecution, with an emphasis on the fields of AI/machine learning, Blockchain/crypto/Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Metaverse and extended realty (XR/AR/VR/MR), telecommunication, signal processing, biomedical, computer, and electrical.
Benjamin is a graduate of the biomedical-electrical engineering stream of the engineering science program at the University of Toronto. He previously worked as a research engineer at a Toronto area hospital, where he was involved in the development of medical imaging devices.
The Government of Canada is changing the current Patent Act and Patent Rules to modernize the Canadian patent regime. The current Patent Rules will be replaced with a new set of rules (the “New Rules”), which will come into force on October 30, 2019. While not all of the changes are “traps,” practitioners should be wary of traps that could affect their practice, and ensure deadlines are updated in preparation of the changes.