Robbie Nissen is the owner of Nissen Patent Law, and is a lawyer, registered patent agent, and registered trademark agent, with a B.Sc. in Honors Chemistry. His areas of practice include oil and gas technology, heavy industry, mechanical, software, process, nanotechnology, alternative energy, chemical cases, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products. He also conducts IP litigation and was recently counsel in a Federal Court case that clarified the level of deference giving to findings of fact made by patent examiners. Robbie is also the chair of the Intellectual Property North Section of the Canadian Bar Association, the co-chair of the Edmonton Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and a business coach at the Regional Business Accelerator in Lloydminster. In his youth Robbie attended the University of Alberta on a full athletic scholarship for track and field and represented Canada in international competition. During university he was awarded the gold medal in Chemistry and distinction in Law. Robbie spends his free time enjoying the company of his two young children.
Dr. Justin Thuss
Dr. Justin Thuss is a technical advisor, patent agent trainee, and trademark agent trainee. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta, during which he authored several publications that appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Chemical Biology and the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Justin handles many different types of cases including those in the mechanical, chemical, biological, software, and other scientific fields, although his keen intellect knows no bounds. Justin is an Ontario native and enjoys hiking in the Rockies and abroad.
Michael Man is a student-at-law, patent agent trainee, and trademark agent trainee. Michael has a J.D. from the University of Alberta, and a B.Sc. in Biology, specialisation in Cell Biology and Genetics. In his youth, Michael obtained an A.R.C.T. Diploma in Violin Performance from The Royal Conservatory of Music. Michael enjoys playing basketball in his free time.
Will Critchley has an M.A. and B.Sc., and is a technical and legal assistant. Outside of work Will's passion is in orienteering, where he regularly competes at an international level.
We also employ additional technical and secretarial staff, and we periodically contract the services of other patent lawyers, registered patent agents, litigation specialists, and registered trademark agents.