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Neil Leonard Padgett

Neil Leonard Padgett

  • Intellectual Property
  • New York, Ontario
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Summary

Neil’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law with a particular focus on preparing and prosecuting patent applications for computer-implemented inventions. He has experience prosecuting applications in Canada and the United States as well as directing prosecution of applications in European and Asian jurisdictions.

Some of the fields and technologies Neil has worked with include online advertising, natural language processing, semiconductor packaging, control systems, graphics hardware, online gaming, and various other data processing innovations and mechanical devices.

Neil is qualified as a lawyer in both Canada and the United States. During his legal studies, Neil served on the Senior Board of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review as Senior Editor for Intellectual Property and was awarded the academic prize for highest grade in intellectual property law. Prior to commencing a legal career, Neil gained extensive industrial experience in software engineering including with a major multinational computer company in Washington state and with a prominent open source software vendor. His industrial experience spans a variety of technology areas including distributed systems, cloud computing, and various data storage related technologies. Through his experience, Neil brings to the practice of law a deep technical expertise coupled with a practical understanding of product development.

Practice Area
  • Intellectual Property
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free or reduced fee consultations may be offered,
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Ontario
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
University of Toronto
J.D. (2014)
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University of Washington
M.S. (2009) | Computer Science & Engineering
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University of Toronto
B.A.Sc. (2003) | Computer Engineering
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New York
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Current
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Law Society of Ontario
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Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Associate
Current
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Toronto Intellectual Property Group
Member
Current
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member
Current
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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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Rowand LLP
Suite 2302, 401 Bay St
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4
Canada
Telephone: (416) 479-8647