Justin Freedin

Justin Freedin

Principal, Engineer, Lawyer, Patent Agent in Canada and in the United States


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Tel. Montréal: 514 987-8872
Languages: English, French
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Justin Freedin is an electrical engineer and lawyer specialising in intellectual property law. His practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in all areas of information technology, with an emphasis on emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, among others. He is often called upon to assist clients in developing comprehensive IP strategies, and to provide strategic patent counsel in the context of financing, new product development, licensing agreements, corporate transactions, and IP litigation.

Prior to endeavoring in intellectual property law, Justin gained first-hand industry experience working as a software developer in the fields of bioinformatics and video editing. He also continues to sharpen his programming skills by developing and maintaining various web-based applications. By leveraging this first-hand experience, Justin is able to quickly gain a deep understanding of novel technologies and provide pragmatic solutions to his clients’ IP needs.


  • Member of the Québec Bar (2014)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.), Université de Montréal (2013)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (B.Eng.), McGill University (2010)
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal (YBAM)
  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) - Vice-Chair of the Information, Telecommunication and Intellectual Property Law Section, Quebec Division
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 : Intellectual Property Law
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Industrial Design - counsel
    • Medical Devices
    • Drafting and Prosecution of Industrial Design Applications
    • Validity, Infringement and Freedom to Operate Opinions
  • Patents - Counsel
    • Due Diligence
    • Portfolio Management
    • Drafting and Prosecution of Patent Applications
    • Validity, Infringement, Freedom to Operate and Patentability Opinions
  • Patents - Fields of Science and Engineering
    • Medical Devices
    • Electricity
    • Computer Science
    • Image Processing and Computer Aided Vision
    • Robotics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Biocomputing
    • Telecommunications
    • Internet
  • Invention en informatique: que peut-on breveter? (Colloque ROBIC, Mars 2019)
  • An Introduction to IP and Patents (District 3 – Non-Academic Careers for PhDs & Postdocs, November 2017)
  • Quantifying Damages and Profits: Recent Trends in Patent Disputes (Colloque: Développements récents en propriété intellectuelle, Novembre 2017)
  • An Introduction to IP and Patents (IEEE Global SIP Young Professionals Event, November 2017)
  • IP For Startups (John Molson Startup Conference – Concordia University, March 2015)
  • Internet Archives (Formation Interne ROBIC, May 2014)