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Employment and IP Lawyers in Toronto

I'm looking for recommendations to an employment lawyer and an IP lawyer (patents) in Toronto, that are start-up friendly (i.e. not Bay Street). Any recommendations?

Thanks,

Ronan

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Jacob Kojfman
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Hi Ronan Lior samfiru of samfiru Turkmen does employment law. Tell him I sent you. As for ip I don't know.
Parsa Pezeshki
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Parsa Pezeshki Entrepreneur
JD/MBA, in-house @ Loblaw/George Weston
Start-up friendly IP lawyer in Toronto:http://www.bholeiplaw.com/ - you can tell him I suggested him if you wish.
Eli Aleyner
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Eli Aleyner Entrepreneur • Advisor
Principal, Business Development - Cloud & Mobile @ Pivotal
Doesn't Cognition offer the services? :)

The only other name that comes to mind is:Arshia Tabrizi [removed to protect privacy]

-Eli
Joanan Hernandez
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Joanan Hernandez Entrepreneur
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Hey Ronan,

Fasken Martineau has services for Start-ups. I have consulted them a couple of times, so far no charge. You should try to talk with them. They're in Bay St. though :-)

cheers!
Eric Rogness
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Employment law, absolutely work with a Canadian lawyer. But for filing a patent, it may be better to work with a US law firm.

I once received what I deemed to be very good advice: a patent is worthless if you cannot afford to defend it. So you should file with a company that would be willing to defend your patent on contingency, if they feel there is a good chance of winning. A good law firm recognizes that they'll make a few thousand on margin from the filing of the patent, but they can make millions from defending the patent, taking a 30% cut of the winnings.

Hint: this is generally not the case with Canadian firms, and is far more common in the US. Usually the best bang for your buck is in the top 10-12 of IP law firms. Above that, you probably can't afford them.I prefer to work with a lawyer who is also an engineer and who has a successful track record of litigation.Michael Krieger of Kirton & McConkie would fit the bill (I've worked with him in the past), but he certainly shouldn't have a monopoly on your attention. There are a wealth of lawyers and law firms that you could interview.
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