Ron Faggetter is Chair of the firm's Executive Committee and in this capacity serves as the Managing Partner of the firm. He also heads our Toronto office's patent acquisition group. With over 25 years of experience, he has an in-depth understanding of the electrical and mechanical arts, encompassing technologies such as telecommunications, robotics, computer systems, optics, production line equipment and mechanical control systems. He is a published author and public speaker on various topics including the protection of computer-related discoveries, the law and practice relating to patents, and the law and practice relating to industrial designs. Listed annually in Who's Who Legal: Patents since 2015, listed annually in IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners under Prosecution since 2015, and listed annually in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory under Intellectual Property since 2010. Fellow of IPIC; member of the Patent Legislation Committee. Member of AIPLA and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Member of the Editorial Board of World IP Review. BSc (Electrical Engineering); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Professional Engineer. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1982.