Orrick focuses on the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors globally. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking advice on litigation, transactions and compliance matters. Structured as one team, our lawyers work seamlessly across 25 markets in the United States, Europe and Asia. In recognition of our work, we have been named to Law360’s Global 20 list six times, named the most innovative law firm in North America by Financial Times three times, and awarded the American Lawyer A list eight times.
Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property law firm serving clients across all industries around the world. The firm has established a depth of legal talent and systems to service clients in every aspect of patent, trademark and copyright law and IP litigation. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.
Oblon is one of the largest law firms in the United States focused exclusively on intellectual property law.
The Firm is consistently recognized as an industry leader, with annual accolades from reputable publications such as Chambers and Partners USA, U.S. News & Best Lawyers (named “a Best Law Firm” for 2019), Corporate Counsel Magazine (named a “Go-to” law firm by the top 500 U.S. companies), and Intellectual Property Today (ranked #1 on the list of “Top Patent Firms”). The Firm has obtained more U.S. utility patents than any other firm in the world for over 27 consecutive years.
Rich Martinelli develops comprehensive IP strategies which resolve immediate legal needs and safeguard long-term business objectives. He handles all aspects of intellectual property, particularly patent litigation, patent prosecution and client counseling.
He has litigated patents at trial, before the ITC, and on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Rich has counseled clients and rendered opinions on patent validity, infringement and freedom to use. In addition, he is a registered patent attorney with experience drafting patents and practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His patent work has involved a wide range of technologies including image processing, 3d graphics, audio / video compression, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, network technologies, digital rights management and encryption.
Isi Caulder is a partner, lawyer and patent agent at Bereskin & Parr LLP based in Toronto. Isi is a member of the firm's Electrical & Computer Technology practice group and co-leader of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice group. Isi guides technology companies developing and working with AI through the process of strategically capturing, managing, and monetizing their patent, design and other intellectual property rights in North America and worldwide.
Robert W. Downs has been involved with artificial intelligence (AI) for 35 years. He is presently a patent agent for a patent law firm. Utilizing his background in AI, Machine Learning, and Database Management, Mr. Downs prepares patent applications in technologies that involve computer software, including machine learning.
Mr. Downs previously served over 10 years as a primary patent examiner in the art unit handling AI. Mr. Downs started his career at the U.S. Department of the Navy where he managed projects in artificial intelligence. Mr. Downs holds advanced degrees in computer science, with a focus on artificial intelligence, database management, electronic commerce, and bioinformatics.