Bob Kallio focuses on Canadian and foreign patent prosecution, patentability searching and opinions, patent drafting, due diligence and portfolio management and related litigation.
- Dutch Industries v. Commissioner of Patents et al., (2001) 14 C.P.R. (4th) 499, (2003) 24 C.P.R. (4th) 157. Lead counsel for defendant/applicant in seminal Canadian jurisprudence on entity status and patent validity issues. Leave to appeal to Supreme Court of Canada denied.
Working almost exclusively in the area of patent law for the last 16 years, Bob has drafted and prosecuted to issue several hundred patents in areas including agricultural implements, oil and gas equipment, consumer goods, industrial processes, and mechanical and electrical equipment of various kinds. He principally represents clients involved in the mechanical, electrical and agricultural sectors, and prior to embarking on his career as a lawyer he worked for companies in oil and manufacturing, and owned and operated a farm for many years.
Bob has appeared before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal on issues related to patent infringement and validity.
- Associate Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
- Annual presentation to College of Engineering design class, University of Saskatchewan (1998-present)
- Recognized in Best Lawyers, Intellectual Property Law (since 2008)