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Benjamin Mak

Partner - Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent

Tel: 416-865-3502
Office: Toronto

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Benjamin Mak is The Patent StorytellerTM. Many artificial intelligence (AI) companies can generate complex technologies that are confusing for others to understand. Benjamin assists AI companies in building their patent strategy that clearly tells the story of the invention to their stakeholders and to the Patent Offices. Please contact Benjamin for the white paper on AI patents.

Benjamin is a partner of Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice is principally directed towards patent drafting and prosecution, with an emphasis on the fields of AI/machine learning, Blockchain/crypto/Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Metaverse and extended realty (XR/AR/VR/MR), telecommunication, signal processing, biomedical, computer, and electrical.

Benjamin is a graduate of the biomedical-electrical engineering stream of the engineering science program at the University of Toronto. He previously worked as a research engineer at a Toronto area hospital, where he was involved in the development of medical imaging devices.

Benjamin has been recognized under the Lexpert: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Leading Lawyer (Intellectual Property).

  • B.A.Sc. (Eng. Sci.), University of Toronto (2001)
  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario (2005)
  • Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario (2006)
  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada (2007)
  • Registered Trademark Agent, Canada (2007)
  • Registered Patent Agent, United States (2007)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada – IPIC (Affiliate)
  • Canadian Bar Association – CBA
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE
    • Engineering in Medicine and Biology Toronto (Chair)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Leading Lawyer (2020)
  • Recipient of the 2019 Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award

Business Methods” patentable: update
by Benjamin Mak, Matthew Norwood, Robert Wilkes and Paul Lomic
Legal Alert, February 2012

Benjamin E. Mak and Paul V. Lomic, “Business Methods can be patented
Legal Alert (a Carswell Publication), December 2010, Volume 29, No. 9.

Meet Our People

The lawyers and patent and trademark agents at Ridout & Maybee LLP bring both legal expertise and real-world industry knowledge to work for our clients. Many of our professionals were leaders in their technical field prior to working in intellectual property law, and hold advanced degrees and certifications.