Curtis B. Behmann


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Curtis Behmann is a Partner and patent agent in the intellectual property group at Borden Ladner Gervais, one of the largest law firms in Canada. Working in BLG's Ottawa office, Curtis specializes in securing patent protection in Canada and in the United States for inventions in the electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer, software and business method areas, among others.

Curtis is committed to providing excellent quality professional service with honesty and integrity, resulting in strong patent protection and satisfied clients. He is also committed to continuous learning in order to keep up with current developments in patent law and in technology. Combining his experience working on both sides of the patent business (in government and in private practice), Curtis brings a unique perspective to a wide range of clients including individuals, academics, local startup firms, and large multinational corporations.

Curtis Behmann graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, with a double specialization in communications and microwaves. After working for a local engineering consulting firm, he joined the patent examination staff of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

At CIPO, Curtis examined patent applications relating to emerging Internet and wireless technologies, data switching networks, fiber optic networks, and related protocols, architectures, software and hardware. As a Senior Patent Examiner, he trained junior examiners in patent examination procedures, practices and techniques and made innovative contributions to both policy and resource projects in the Patent Branch.

As a member of the professional staff at Borden Ladner Gervais, Curtis works diligently on behalf of clients in securing patent protection for their inventions, utilizing his knowledge of current developments in Canadian and United States patent practice and his experience with the evolving trends in the patenting of software and business methods. He became a registered Canadian patent agent in 2002.

Curtis is fluently bilingual (English and French) and can communicate in Arabic. He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). He is currently involved in the preparation and prosecution of Canadian and United States patent applications in various fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, with particular emphasis on telecommunications and computer-related technologies.

If you are interested in learning about Curtis' life outside of the business realm, please visit his personal website at http://curtis.behmann.ca.




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