Bob Nakano

Bob Nakano


Bob Nakano
Contact Information

Bob Nakano


T 416.865.2965

F 416.865.6636



Queen's University, LLB, 1994
University of Waterloo (Computer Engineering) BA. Sc. (Hons) 1990
Bar Admission

Ontario Bar, 1996
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Bob has extensive experience in assisting clients with developing, managing and monetizing their intellectual property assets, including matters relating to patentable technologies, trade secrets and brands for clients in the e-commerce, financial services, computer software, communications, biotech, automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas industries. He has deep expertise working with clients to identify notable commercial features in their products and then to draft suitable patent applications that properly focus on those features. Prior to his law career, he has worked for a major international computer company, a medical device company and an international stereo equipment company.


Representative Work

Bob has provided advice in developing, exploiting and managing world-wide patent portfolios for an international electronics communications systems manufacturer and a major Canadian communication device manufacturer. He has provided advice in developing and managing world-wide trademark portfolios for a major Canadian lumber supplier and an international charity related to a chronic disease.

Articles and Presentations

Bob has been a panel member on several presentations relating to protecting inventions through patents, the state of business method patents in the world and IP strategies for new product and service deployments.

Bob has been a tutor for patent drafting sessions at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) at the IPIC/McGill summer patent courses. 


My Blog
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for Technology Law
Professional Involvement
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
Pro Bono
  • Participant – Pro Bono Law Ontario