Hugh MansfieldEng.

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Partner | Lawyer - Patent Agent - Trade-mark Agent

Hugh Mansfield is a partner, lawyer, patent agent and trade-mark agent in Lavery’s intellectual property group (previously senior partner of Goudreau Gage Dubuc* since January 2008). He practices in the intellectual property field since 2000. He is a lawyer and a registered patent agent in both Canada and the United States. Before practicing in intellectual property, he worked for over six years in Germany within a major consulting engineering firm, developing both air-ground data links and software simulating data communications in the aviation field.

Hugh practices primarily in the areas of telecommunications and electronics working closely with a full range of clients including small, medium and large companies as well as universities helping them develop and execute IP strategies oriented towards their business goals. In particular, he provides guidance on IP portfolio development, management and use. His practice includes the procurement of patent rights in domestic and foreign jurisdictions, as well as opinions and counselling in patentability, validity and infringement matters and licensing.

* In September 2018, Lavery Lawyers and Goudreau Gage Dubuc (GGD) integrated their operations in order to offer their clients a complete range of legal services.

Publications

  • Amazon.com’s patent application: Still “clicking” its way through the Canadian authorities, vol. 11, no 3, November 2011
  • Au Canada, les brevets sur les méthodes d’affaires ne sont plus qu’à « un seul clic », GGData, , Vol. 10, no 1, October 2010

Education

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 2000
  • B.C.L., Civil Law, McGill University, Montreal, 1999
  • L.L.B., Common Law, McGill University, Montreal, 1999
  • B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, 1989

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • The Lord Reading Law Society
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • VPP – Vereinigung von Fachleuten des Gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes
  • GRUR – Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht
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