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Benjamin Mak

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Benjamin Mak

  • Smart & Biggar LP
Language(s): English

Benjamin is a Principal in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice is principally directed towards patent drafting and prosecution, with an emphasis on the fields of AI/machine learning, Blockchain/crypto/Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), Metaverse and extended reality (XR/AR/VR/MR), telecommunication, signal processing, biomedical, computer, and electrical.

Benjamin Mak is The Patent StorytellerTM. Many artificial intelligence (AI) companies can generate complex technologies that are confusing for others to understand. Benjamin assists AI companies in building their patent strategy that clearly tells the story of the invention to their stakeholders and to the Patent Offices. Please contact Benjamin for the white paper on AI patents.

Benjamin is a graduate of the biomedical-electrical engineering stream of the engineering science program at the University of Toronto. He previously worked as a research engineer at a Toronto area hospital, where he was involved in the development of medical imaging devices.

Benjamin has been recognized under the Lexpert: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Leading Lawyer (Intellectual Property).


  • Speaking
  • Industry Involvement
  • In the Media
  • AI Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop, (co-speaker: Christine Wong), Vector Institute, October 24, 2023


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada — IPIC (Affiliate)
  • Mentor, Techstars Toronto Accelerator (Toronto)
  • Mentor, Founders Institute (Vancouver)
  • Mentor, Global Startups (Toronto) (formerly Latam Startups)
  • Mentor, JIIPCC (Nigeria)