Daniel Lanfranconi, JD, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. (Elec Eng), MBA

Intellectual Property Lawyer

Daniel is an Intellectual Property Lawyer whose practice includes patents, trademarks, copyright, and industrial designs. Daniel prepares and successfully prosecutes patents providing protection for intellectual property invented by large technology companies, start-up technology companies, and also individual inventors. Daniel also provides legal opinions with respect to freedom to operate, the impact of prior art patents, patentability, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and industrial design infringement. Daniel’s practice also includes litigation at the Federal Court of Canada and also the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Daniel practiced for almost 20 years as a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. Daniel’s engineering practice included designing telephony, mobile device, military, system interconnect, storage, and telecommunication integrated circuits (ICs) in customer own tooling (COT) and also application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) flows. He is fluent in Verilog and VHDL hardware description languages and is also fluent in several scripting languages. In addition, he has designed several register transfer level (RTL) IC blocks as well as several integrated circuit analog blocks. Daniel’s engineering practice also included integrated circuit physical design comprising floor planning, synthesis, placement, routing, and power grid design. Daniel also regularly performed static timing analysis (STA), on-chip variation (OCV), cross-talk, design rule checking (DRC), and layout-versus-schematic (LVS) checks.

Also prior to becoming a lawyer, Daniel incorporated and managed his own business. He developed a business plan, worked with lenders to secure financing, and worked with accountants and business lawyers to structure and manage his corporation.

Daniel is also a Cornell University Fellow of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Outside work, Daniel enjoys competitive car racing, competitive kick-boxing, and travelling.


  • Juris Doctor - University of British Columbia
  • Master of Applied Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering - Carleton University
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering - Lakehead University
  • Diploma, Electronics Engineering Technology - St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Master of Business Administration - Cornell University
  • Master of Business Administration - Queen’s University

Practice Areas

  • Patent drafting
  • Drafting patent office action responses
  • Prior art searches
  • Legal drafting
  • IP transactions
  • Litigation
  • Trademarks, copyright, and industrial designs

Technology Areas

  • Electrical, optical, and mechanical engineering
  • Semiconductors and fabrication
  • Software

Professional Certifications

  • Barrister & Solicitor - Law Society of Ontario
  • Professional Engineer - Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Involvement

  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Member of Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the BC Tech Association

cb photo 70 563d0138742d9

DR. Stuart Bristowe

Patent Agent

Stuart’s practice focuses on the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in various areas of technology.MBM read_more_btn

MBM logo

About MBM

 The process of invention is complete only with the IP protection provided in law. That's where MBM comes in. We match our clients' creative thinking with the creative protection needed to achieve their goals.Read More About MBM

Clarifications to the Data Protection Guidance Document

Health Canada recently announced that section 2.1 of its Guidance Document re: Data Protection has been amended to clarify that the prior approval of a medicinal ingredient in a drug for veterinary use will not preclude the granting of data protection for a drug for...Read More