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Dickinson Wright adds senior patent agent

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 12:06 PM | By John Chunn


Dickinson Wright LLP announced that Matthew D. Powell has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a senior patent agent.

According to the firm’s press release, Powell has been building intellectual property (IP) portfolios for his clients for over 17 years. Originally trained as an electrical and computer engineer, he worked in high-tech as a software developer patenting technology. He now focuses on growing the patent portfolios of his clients in numerous software, computer, electrical, mechanical and manufacturing technology fields.

Powell is listed in the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists. The Canadian Commissioner of Patents appointed him to a three-year term on the Patent Agent Examination Board. He is also regularly asked to lecture, tutor or write about patenting by the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, OCAD University, Sheridan College, the MaRS Discovery District and a number of other organizations.

Powell received his B.S. in electrical and computing engineering from Queen’s University.