Edward (Ted) Yoo: Lawyer with Bennett Jones LLP

Edward (Ted) Yoo

Partner, Patent Agent, Trademark Agent; Intellectual Property Lawyer and Canada/US Patent and Trademark Agent at Bennett Jones Edmonton
Edmonton,  AB  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology Law
  • Biotech
  • Pharma & Lifesciences
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Energy: Oil & Gas
  • Energy: Power & Renewables
  • IT & Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 780.917.5231
Fax: 780.421.7951
University University of Alberta, B.Sc., 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, LL.B., 1989
Admitted1990, Alberta; registered Patent Agent for Canada and United States

Ted Yoo is a registered patent and trademark agent in both Canada and the United States. His practice is focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, licensing, patentability and freedom to operate opinions, intellectual property (IP) portfolio review and management, and IP due diligence in support of financings, and mergers and acquisitions.

With a background in microbiology and chemistry, and as a self-professed science geek, Ted acts for clients in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, forestry and agriculture, and the oil and gas industry. In particular, Ted has successfully prosecuted and defended applications dealing with advanced materials, oil and gas production, upgrading and refining technologies, and with mechanical, chemical and computer-related inventions.

Professional Memberships:

•Sessional Lecturer -IP Law - University of Alberta
•Guest Lecturer -IP Law - Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta
•Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
•Association of University Technology Managers
•Licensing Executives Society
•Canadian Association of Law Teachers
•Alberta Health Industry Association (AHIA)
•Former member of the Patent Agent Examining Board

Community Participation:

•Vice-President of the Alberta Soccer Association
•Coach and former board member of Scottish United Soccer Club
•Former Chair of The Arthritis Society (Alberta and NWT Division)
•Former Director of the National Board of The Arthritis Society
•Former Director of Edmonton Korean Cultural Centre Foundation
•Volunteer for Pro Bono Students Canada

Select Experience

•Acted on behalf of an Alberta based oilfield services company with operations in North American and the Middle East, in connection with its US$26 million disposition of its business and operating assets to a US-based strategic buyer.
•Acted on behalf of Progressive Home Warranty Solutions Inc. and Pacific Home Warranty Insurance Services Inc. (the PHWG Group ) in connection with the sale of all of the shares and business of PHWG Group to Hub International Limited.
•A private equity firm, in completing a strategic bolt-on acquisition to an existing portfolio company in its fund with a value of $6 million

Recent Recognitions

2015, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Edward (Ted) Yoo, repeatedly recommended, Intellectual Property

2015, IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners

Edward (Ted) Yoo, recommended as a leading patent professional in the category of prosecution

One “name which is attracting attention” is Edward Yoo. “I can definitely recommend him, ” reports one blue-chip client. “We turned to him when other legal counsel had not performed well and had actually created a difficult scenario for us. I will continue to work with him as long as he is in practice!”

2015, Best Lawyers in Canada

Edward (Ted) Yoo, recognized as one of Canada's leading intellectual property lawyers

Recent Publications

•The Supreme Court of Canada VIAGRA Case: 5 Messages Technology Businesses Should Receive

News & Events

•Funding and Protecting Your R&D: Opportunities in the Energy Services Industry
•The Great Articling Debate

Blog Posts

•Newco Tank - Cautionary Note on Over-reliance on Headings by Patent Drafters


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Office Information

Edward (Ted) Yoo

3200 TELUS House, South Tower, 10020 - 100th Street
EdmontonAB T5J 0N3

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