Mark Penner

PartnerFaskenIntellectual Property & Technology; Commercial; In-House Counsel

Mark Penner is an intellectual property lawyer with Fasken's Technology and Intellectual Property practice groups, based in Toronto. Mark's practice focuses on all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and strategic use of a wide range of intellectual property assets in Canada and around the world.

Mark Penner is an intellectual property lawyer with Fasken's Technology and Intellectual Property practice groups, based in Toronto. Mark's practice focuses on all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and strategic use of a wide range of intellectual property assets in Canada and around the world.

He acts for a range of clients, from individual inventors, start-ups and other early stage companies to large multinational companies, and is actively involved in counselling clients and providing strategic advice in a variety of technology areas, including biotechnology, chemistry, energy (mining, oil and gas), social media, insurance, communications and digital marketing. While focusing on biotechnology and other life sciences, "… his deep knowledge base enables him to handle matters across a range of disciplines with aplomb" (IAM Patent 1000 — The World's Leading Patent Practitioners for Patent Prosecution, 2012).

Mark speaks and writes extensively on all aspects of intellectual property rights, particularly the commercialization of IP rights for start-ups as well as commercial matters for companies with respect to IP rights in national, cross-border and multinational commercial transactions. Mark has been sought after by national and international media as a commentator on IP matters.

Education

  • Queen's University, LL.B., 1995
  • University of Toronto, M.Sc., 1994
  • Queen's University, B.Sc., 1989

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1997

Accreditations

  • Registered Patent Agent, United States, 2001
  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada, 2000
  • Registered Trade-mark Agent, Canada, 1998

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Foreign Affiliate Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association

Awards & Honours

  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners for Patent Prosecution, 2013
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners for Patent Prosecution, 2012
  • Leaders League for Patent Expertise, 2012