Damian Rolfe

B.A.Sc., J.D.
Patent Agent (Can/US)
Lawyer (Ont)
+1-416-920-8170 Ext. 129
+1-647-812-1149

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Damian joined the firm as an articling student in 2015 and was called to the bar in 2016.

Damian completed his J.D. at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law after interning at the Intellectual Property Law Clinic for startups at Communitech in Kitchener-Waterloo. During his studies, Damian also interned at the Canadian Internet Public Policy and Public Interest Clinic in Ottawa, a public interest clinic focused on internet and privacy law, and the Structural Genomics Consortium, a non-profit focused on spurring innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.

Before attending law school, Damian graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Chemical Engineering. During his co-op program, Damian worked in various engineering departments in the oil, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. In his capstone project, Damian designed an expansion plant for a district cooling company using industrial chillers and eutectic salt thermal energy storage.

As a lawyer at the firm, Damian spends the majority of his time working with startup clients planning an intellectual property strategy for a global marketplace. Damian also assists with patent and trade-mark prosecution at the firm, having experience in patent applications relating to software, electronic devices, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, IoT devices, medical devices, and chemical and material products.

Damian also supports the commercialization of intellectual property through licensing and assignment agreements, and informs business decision-making by providing patentability, infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions, and supports clients on contentious matters regarding trademark and patent disputes as part of the firm’s litigation group.

Damian frequently delivers seminars on intellectual property to the startup and entrepreneurial community is also a regular contributor to the PCK IP Reporter blog.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, University of Toronto, 2015
Honours Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2012

AWARDS

J. Edward Maybee Memorial Award, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, for the highest overall standing in the Canadian Patent Agents Qualifying Examination, 2019

MEMBER

Law Society of Ontario
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada