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James T. Nenniger

Retired Partner
Email: jnenniger@pnklaw.ca
Phone: +1 (416) 955-0050 ext 222

James is focussed primarily on patent law matters, combining detailed technical knowledge with practical legal advice to help clients create and maintain IP portfolios of lasting value.

James' patent experience comprehends a wide range of technologies and products including household and consumer products, medical device technologies such as catheters, stents, and prosthetics, automotive products including fuel systems and sensor safety systems, sports products (including hockey, golf and racquet sports), plastic moulded products, oil field extraction technologies, toys and games, optical telecommunications and equipment, plumbing products, building products, ventilation and central vacuum devices, waste water treatment, water purification and green technologies, including pollution control and remediation technologies.

James provides assistance to clients through all phases of ideation and commercialization, including patentability analysis, preparing and filing patent applications, confidentiality agreements, license agreements, purchase and sale agreements, as well as enforcement issues such as validity and infringement analysis. James also has served as a corporate director providing IP oversight and mentoring.

James has spoken many times on intellectual property topics such as licensing, foreign patent strategies, business method patents and Internet related patents. James in the past served for four years as a member of the Patent Agents Examining Board and has been a member of many professional associations such as the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, LES, CBA, AIPLA and others.

IP Law Credentials

Registered Trademark Agent 1984
Registered Patent Agent 1987
Registered U.S. Patent Agent 1987

Associations and Memberships

Canadian Bar Association
IPIC - Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
AIPLA – American Intellectual Property Law Association


Hons. B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), Queen’s University 1979
LL.B., Queen's University 1982
Admitted to the Ontario Bar 1984

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