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Mr. Hans G. BATHIJA
Hans G. Bathija 陳順興, FRAS, FRSA – Chairman, IIPCC GTA
Hans G. Bathija is the Chairman of International IP Commercialization Council Greater Toronto Area Chapter. He has over 20+ year’s international experience leading and advising on complex & innovative initiatives for governments, Fortune 500's and SME's. Initiatives include regulatory & compliance, business re-engineering, mergers & acquisitions, digital media and digital transformation. Industry experience includes information technology, financial services, healthcare, education, energy, academia & digital production.
Hans is a Partner with Shadow Factory, a B2B digital media & immersive technology company. Hans graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Glendon College, York University in Toronto, Canada. Originally from London, United Kingdom, he now resides in Toronto, Canada where serves on the boards of the British Canadian Chamber of Trade & Commerce, the Malaysian Association of Canada, St John Ambulance Toronto Branch, Toronto Police Service 14 Division Community Police Liaison Committee, Arts Society of Greater Toronto & Health Span Hawaii Summit. He is also a Foreign Student Liaison with the Canadian Forces College.
Dr. Ramesh RAJADURAY
Ramesh Rajaduray is a co-founder and vice chair of IIPCC GTA. He is an accomplished IP and technology professional with 10+ years of experience in providing intellectual property services. In his consulting and in-house roles, he has advised and assisted C-level executives in patent matters and worked in a technical consulting capacity with external counsel and patent agents in both North America and Europe. He has assisted in implementing IP strategy for companies of various sizes, as well as working with third party service providers in performing services such as patentability searches, patent drafting and prosecution, IP litigation, IP licensing, and patent acquisition.
He also worked in optical network research in collaboration with organizations such as Intel Corporation, United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), JDS Uniphase, Cisco Systems and Stanford University.
Dr. Rajaduray received his Masters of Science and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara; and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with 1st Class Honours, and a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of Western Australia.
Dr. Richard CHEUNG
Richard is an executive member of IIPCCGTA chapter. He is also a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He is a lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent practising in all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on patents. He advises companies of all sizes, from multinational to start-up, on effective IP strategies and on the creation, registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Richard also routinely counsels clients on issues relevant to the pharmacy industry, as well as regulatory matters involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Canada. Before becoming a lawyer, Richard worked as a pharmacist and obtained a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Toronto.
Executive Board Member Advisor
Dr. Shiri M. BREZNITZ
Dr. Shiri M. Breznitz is a exectutive board member advisor of IIPCC GTA. She is an economic geographer, specializes in innovation, technology commercialization, and regional economic development. Her research is at the critical intersection of theory and policy to fit the new realities of globalization. Shiri’s work has informed policymaking at the local, national, and international levels. She has advised on the role of universities in the larger story of innovation, on the economic impact of biotechnology, and on the role of clusters in driving innovation. In addition, Current projects include a study on the economic impact of entrepreneurship education, the geography of crowdfunding, and ecosystems of innovation.
Some of Shiri’s books, “The Fountain of Knowledge” with Stanford University Press (July 2014), analyzes universities’ relationships with government and industry, focusing on the biotechnology industry as a case study. She has also, co-edited the book “University Technology Transfer: The Globalization of Academic Innovation,” with Routledge Press (September 2015). In 2018, Shiri co-led the University of Toronto’s first Alumni Impact surveys. She is an Associate Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs.