Anil Bhole

Managing Partner | Lawyer, Patent Agent & Trademark Agent



Anil is the founder and managing partner of BHOLE IP LAW. Anil is licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada to practice law in Ontario. He is also a qualified Canadian patent agent and Canadian trade-mark agent. He is further qualified by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to file and prosecute U.S. patent applications on behalf of Canadian applicants. Anil holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and worked in embedded software development prior to entering the legal profession. His legal career is diverse, having practiced at an IP boutique law firm as well as two national full service law firms in their IP groups. This experience has exposed Anil to a vast array of legal work, from patent and trade-mark prosecution and technology licensing to the IP issues raised in M&A and securities offerings. Anil has developed numerous patent portfolios, primarily building them from the ground up. Anil has a particularly strong experience in the emerging areas of neural networks/machine learning, including foundational machine learning technologies as well applications including image processing, natural language processing, and analytics. Beyond these areas, Anil’s clients span the spectrum from social networking, e-commerce, location based services, mobile applications, mobile devices and digital hardware all the way to mechanical consumer goods and appliances. Anil is enthusiastic about assisting early stage start-ups to develop IP strategies and pursue protection for key aspects of their technologies. Anil has also extensively assisted established companies to formulate best practices for managing their IP portfolios and leveraging IP assets. Anil works closely with the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. He guest lectures at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto and meets with entrepreneurial students to assist them in commercializing their technologies. He is also a mentor at the Hatchery and Driven Accelerator in Toronto.