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:
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
"My wife and I are busy professionals trying to keep up with our two daughters. We’re on the ski-hill as often as possible. In the summer, we hike, canoe and spend time in the backcountry of Alberta."