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Richard Stobbe
Associate, Trademark Agent, CLP

Bar Admissions
1999 - British Columbia Bar
2005 - Alberta Bar

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property and Technology
Corporate Finance and Securities
Internet Law
CleanTech and Clean Energy

Richard Stobbe is a lawyer, Trademark Agent and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP™). Prior to joining Field Law, Richard practiced in Calgary and in Vancouver, B.C. and has worked and studied in the field of IP law, including in the areas of IP licensing, software and patent licensing, IP due diligence, franchise law, technology transfer, digital media law, trade-mark prosecution and dispute resolution, domain name law, internet law, e-commerce law and privacy law.

Intellectual property is never created or used in a vacuum and Richard's extensive experience in corporate and business law matters allows him to advise his clients with a very practical and solutions-oriented approach.

Richard has been a course instructor in intellectual property law for the Masters of Biotechnology class at the University of Calgary, 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 also instructed the course "Internet Law - The Law and New Media" at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Richard has been invited to speak to a number of industry groups on a variety of topics, particularly in the areas of IP law and privacy law, including to the Vancouver iPhone Forum, the iP3 Forum, the Digital Media Association of Alberta, AWE (Alberta Women Entrepreneurs), UTI (University Technologies International), the BCIT Advanced Research Forum, Annual Conference of Chartered Accountants, the Northern New Media and IT Conference, the British Columbia Internet Association and New Media BC, a Vancouver-based new media industry group. Richard's articles have been published in the Lawyers Weekly, the Canadian International Lawyer and the Journal of Taxation of Financial Institutions. His community involvement has included advising the Law Society of B.C. and the Canadian Bar Association in a pro bono capacity and acting as a director and co-president of a Vancouver-based charity and acting for Calgary-based non-profit organizations.

Richard is the editor of, the first Calgary-based law blog to focus on intellectual property law, copyright, trade-marks and internet law in Canada. This blog reviews developments in Canadian intellectual property law, including practical information and commentary on intellectual property business issues, technology commercialization and developments in the law, copyright and patent questions, trade-mark law, software and IT outsourcing, and emerging areas including cleantech licensing and app law, with a practical, business-oriented focus.


Contact Richard

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