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Richard Stobbe
Lawyer, Trademark Agent, CLP

Bar Admissions
1999 - British Columbia Bar
2005 - Alberta Bar

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property and Technology
Corporate Finance and Securities
Internet Law
Emerging Technologies

Richard Stobbe is an intellectual property lawyer, Trademark Agent and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), helping corporations and individuals throughout Alberta with a practical and solutions-oriented approach. Many of his clients are mid-sized software vendors, company founders and owner-operators who value Richard's responsive, cut-to-the-chase approach to problem solving. He is also called in to flag and resolve issues for corporate transactions involving intellectual property (IP) assets.

My role is to help my clients make better decisions at critical points in their business life. Information is cheap but clear analysis and customized advice is invaluable.

As you might expect from a practice focused on Alberta, Richard's IP clients frequently serve the oil and gas industry's software needs. In addition to the energy space, Richard works with tech companies involved with agriculture, insurance and university-based tech transfer. He has years of experience handling sophisticated business issues involving the full spectrum of IP concerns, including:

  • IP licensing
  • Software licensing
  • IP due diligence
  • Technology transfer and patent licensing
  • Cloud-computing
  • Franchise law
  • Trademark prosecution and dispute resolution
  • Domain name law
  • Internet law
  • E-commerce law
  • Privacy law

Prior to joining Field Law, Richard practiced with a Calgary firm and in Vancouver, B.C. He has been a course instructor in intellectual property law for the Masters of Biotechnology class at the University of Calgary and for the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University and has been a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in Vancouver. Richard has taught business law at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and "Internet Law and New Media" at the University of British Columbia and has also instructed the course "Internet Law - The Law and New Media" at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Outside of Work

"In the winter, I'm with my family on the ski-hill as often as possible. In the summer, we hike, canoe and spend time in the backcountry of Alberta."


Contact Richard

Office:   Calgary  
Phone:   403 260 8508  
Fax:   403 264 7084 
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