Ron Faggetter is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Toronto office and immediate past Chair of the firm's Executive Committee. Ron also heads the Patent Acquisition Group in Smart & Biggar's Toronto office. With over 30 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. Ron 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. He is listed annually in Who's Who Legal: Patents since 2015, in IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners under prosecution since 2015, and in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory under Intellectual Property since 2010. He is a 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.