Ronald Faggetter
Partner, Toronto
Barrister and Solicitor,
Patent and Trademark Agent


Phone: 416.593.5514
Fax: 416.591.1690
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Ontario Bar 1982
  • University of Western Ontario LL.B. 1980
  • Registered Patent Agent 1983
  • Registered Trademark Agent 1984
  • University of Toronto B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) 1987
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Professional Engineer (Professional Engineers of Ontario)

With over 30 years of experience, in obtaining patents for clients in the electrical and mechanical arts, Ron Faggetter has an in-depth understanding of a wide breadth of technologies including telecommunications, robotics, computer systems, optics, production line equipment and mechanical control systems. By virtue of representing Canadian clients on the world stage, Ron is well-versed in approaches to U.S. prosecution that minimize file history estoppel and inequitable conduct.

Ron acts as a strategic advisor to a number of Canadian businesses, assisting them in utilising their IP rights to maximize their competitive positions and in avoiding issues involving the IP rights of others. He has also gained considerable experience in crafting patent licences. Clients and colleagues have noted that Ron is an “electrical and mechanical arts buff” who brings a quarter-century’s patent procurement experience to the table (IAM Patents 1000, 2017). Ron has also been dubbed an “electronics sage” who has ushered plenty of local clients onto the world stage, and knows how to prosecute in the United States to minimise the chances of file history estoppel (IAM Patents 1000, 2018)

As a published author and public speaker, Ron has written and lectured on various topics, including the protection of computer-related discoveries, the law and practice relating to patents, and the law and practice relating to industrial designs. He is active in the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and is a past Chair of its Patent Legislation Committee. Ron is also the immediate past Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Rankings and recognition

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law.
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Euromoney's Expert Guides: Patents
  • Recognized as a World IP Review Leader since the inaugural edition in 2016
  • Recognized annually in Who's Who Legal: Patents since 2015
  • Recognized annually in Who's Who Legal: Canada under Patent Agents since 2015 and Patents since 2016
  • Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners under Prosecution since 2015
  • Recognized annually in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory under Intellectual Property since 2010
Industrial Designs
Software/Information Technologies


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; member of the Patent Legislation Committee
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, Editorial Board of World IP Review

Speaking engagements

  • "What Firm Management Sweats About” (panel participant), the Business of Intellectual Property Forum organized by the Canadian Institute, October 2015
  • "Business Method Patents: Coming of Age," organized by LEXPERT Magazine, Toronto, November 2012
  • Presentation on Canadian Patent Law and Practice to Chinese business at the MIP China-International IP Forum 2011 in Beijing
  • Presentation at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Advanced Patent Claim Drafting Session for IT Practitioners, Ottawa, June 2008



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