Gregory A. Piasetzki, Hons. B.Sc. (Chem.), LL.B.
James T. Nenniger, Hons. B.Sc. (Civil Eng.), LL.B.
Christopher Kvas, B.A. (Mathematics), LL.B.
Stephen P. Shoshan, Hons. B.A.Sc. (Sys. Des. Eng.), LL.B., LL.M. (Intellectual Property)
Dan Keller, Hons. B.Sc. (Bio. Psych.), M.Sc. (Med. Sci.), LL.B.
Bill Regan, B.Sc (Physics), LL.B.
Adrian Kaplan, B.Sc (BioChem), LL.B.
Evan Reinblatt, B.E.Sc (Mechanical Engineering), J.D.
Partner Greg Piasetzki
Hons. B.Sc. (Chemistry), Trent University, 1976
Post Graduate courses in Organic Chemistry & Pharmacology
LL.B., Queen's University, 1980
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario, 1982
Registered Trademark Agent, 1982
Registered Patent Agent, 1992
Registered U.S. Patent Agent, 1993
Certified Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada, 1993.
Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights)
The focus of Greg's practice, for more than 35 years, has been intellectual property litigation. A list of reported cases in which he has appeared as counsel can be viewed here.
Greg served for 6 years as a member of the committee responsible for certifying members of the Law Society of Upper Canada as specialists in the practice of intellectual property law. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and various other professional associations.
Greg has lectured on intellectual property law in Canada, the United States, China, Brazil and the Ukraine and is the author of the chapter on Alternative Dispute Resolution in: Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies by Carswell. He also taught the course in Patent Law at the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, for three years.
Partner James T. Nenniger
Hons. B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), Queen's University, 1979
LL.B., Queen's University, 1982
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario, 1984
Registered Trademark Agent, 1984
Registered Patent Agent, 1987
Registered U.S. Patent Agent, 1987
James specializes in patent matters, combining detailed technical knowledge with practical legal advice to help clients create and maintain a patent portfolio of lasting value. James' wide patent experience includes a range of technologies and products including household and consumer products, fast food equipment, medical implants and devices such as catheters, stents, and prosthetics, automotive products including fuel systems and sensor systems, safety systems, sports products (including hockey, golf and racquet sports), plastic moulded products, oil field extraction technology, toys and games, optical telecommunications and equipment, plumbing products, building products, ventilation and central vacuum devices, waste water treatment, water purification.
James provides assistance to clients in all phases of commercialization, including preparing and filing patent applications, confidentiality agreements, license agreements,purchase and sale agreements, as well as validity and infringement issues. James also serves as a corporate director for IP oversight.
James has spoken many times on intellectual property topics such as licensing foreign patent strategies, and business methods and Internet related patents. James was appointed by the Commissioner of Patents and served for four years as a member of the Patent Agents Examining Board, and is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, LES, CBA, AIPLA and other professional associations.
Partner Christopher Kvas
B.A. (Mathematics), University of Western Ontario, 1982
LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1983
Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario, 1985
Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Alberta, 1985
Registered Trademark Agent, Canada, 1986
Registered Patent Agent, Canada, 1992
Christopher Kvas has specialized in intellectual property litigation for over twenty six years. Bringing an aggressive and pragmatic approach to intellectual property disputes, Chris' has found success at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Chris has been lead trial counsel on several of the seminal cases in Canadian patent law that have shaped the way patents are construed and prosecuted in Canada. Some of these cases, such as the Whirlpool case, are among the most cited cases in Canadian patent litigation. Throughout his career he has been very active in court as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous cases involving diverse technological areas including telecommunications, oilfield equipment, pharmaceuticals, downhole tools and other complex mechanical devices. A list of reported cases in which he has appeared as counsel can be viewed here.
Partner Stephen P. Shoshan
Hons. B.A.Sc. (Systems Design Engineering), University of Waterloo, First Class Honours, 1991
LL.B., University of Toronto, 1994 (Recipient of the Borden & Elliot Prize for Academic Excellence)
LL.M. (Intellectual Property), Osgoode Hall Law School, 2001
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario, 1996
Registered Trademark Agent, 1996
Registered Patent Agent, 2001
Stephen has a wide variety of industry experience in the areas of electronics, software engineering, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. He also served as a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Review (1998-2000).
Partner Dan Keller
Hons. B.Sc. (Bio. Psych.), McMaster University, Graduated with Distinction, 1998
M.Sc. (Med. Sci.), McMaster University, 2000 (Recipient of an Ontario Graduate Student Science and Technology (OGSST) Scholarship)
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2003
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario, 2004
Registered Trademark Agent, 2005
Notary Public for the Province of Ontario, 2006
Registered Patent Agent, 2008
Registered U.S. Patent Agent, 2009
Dan has a variety of experience in intellectual property, with an emphasis on procurement of patent, industrial design and trade-mark rights, related licensing, and opinion work, as well as portfolio management. Dan has a technical background in biology/medical sciences, and advises clients in a wide range of technologies, including mechanical, industrial, chemical, medical, and high tech systems.
Dan is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Intellectual Property (Patent) Law, and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
B.Sc. (Physics), Queen's University, 2000
LL.B., Queen's University, 2003
Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario, 2004
Registered Trademark Agent, Canada, 2010
The focus of Bill's practice is the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and, in particular, intellectual property litigation. Bill has experience in a wide range of intellectual property litigation including actions involving: patents, trade-marks, copyright, breach of confidence, and contract in the Federal Court of Canada and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He also has been involved in assisting clients with the enforcement of foreign orders in Canada.
Bill served as an editor of the Canadian Patent Reporter and a member of a number of professional associations including the CBA, OBA, IPIC and the AIPLA.
B.Sc. (BioChem.), University of Ottawa, 1990
LL.B., York University (Osgoode Hall Law School), 1993
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario 1995
Registered Trademark Agent 1996
Registered Patent Agent 1997
Adrian Kaplan specializes in legal matters related to the commercialization of new products. In particular, the procurement and enforcement of patent, industrial design and trade-mark rights. Adrian has a technical background in biochemistry and advises clients in a wide range of technologies including chemistry, life sciences and industrial/mechanical.
Adrian is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Intellectual Property (Patent) Law and is recognized by IAM Patent 1000 as "Recommended" for patent prosecution and by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Patent) and was recognized in Who's Who Legal 2013 for Life Sciences . He has written and spoken on subjects relating to intellectual property law and has appeared on numerous occasions on national television to comment on intellectual property issues. Adrian has also guest lectured on patent law at Osgoode Hall Law School.
B.E.Sc (Mechanical Engineering), University of Western Ontario, 2014
J.D., University of Western Ontario, 2014
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario, 2015
Evan has a variety of experience in intellectual property matters. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including actions involving patents, trade-marks, and copyright. Evan has experience at various levels of court, including the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada. He also has experience in patent and trade-mark prosecution. Prior to joining Piasetzki Nenniger Kvas LLP, Evan summered and articled at a national intellectual property boutique.
Evan obtained a dual degree in mechanical engineering and law from Western University. He is a member of the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.