David Fraser

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David Fraser is a Senior Director in the Specialty Services group of Ocean Tomo, a part of J.S. Held, who combines technical excellence, patent expertise, and business acumen to partner with in-house corporate intellectual property (IP) groups, outside counsel, and financial institutions to dig into complex systems. He works on behalf of clients, and international business leaders, in the US, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Korea, and China. He has over 10 years of design experience in electronics, telecommunications, computer science, and semiconductors.

David draws upon his extensive and unique experience overseeing patent strategy to guide his work in patent-focused business intelligence, including reverse engineering, laboratory testing, patent mining, market analysis, and portfolio assessment.

David’s deep technical expertise in the area of semiconductor technologies and electronics manufacturing contributes to his work on behalf of clients in the areas of patent licensing, reverse engineering, and portfolio management strategy.

He has extensive experience in conducting patent infringement and validity analysis across numerous patent jurisdictions for clients, working collaboratively with both in-house and outside counsel.

He also advises clients on intellectual property development, providing strategic and pragmatic guidance on product and IP portfolio growth strategies to create value and efficiency for companies. He is skilled in all aspects of IP portfolio creation from idea mining, and competitive landscaping to strategic filings.

David holds an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa, a MASc (Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a BScEng (Mathematics & Engineering) from Queen's University.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

Member of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association

United States Patent Agent

Canada Patent Agent