Software, Information Sys. Department Team

Dr. Ran Shofar

Fax:073-7919100

Practice areas

Patents

Patent Attorney

B.A.Sc. (Engineering Science), M.D.

Specific Expertise

Artificial Intelligence(AI), Big Data, Block Chain, Classifier, Cloud Computing , Cybertech, Digital Health, Insurtech, IoT, Machine Learning, Medical Devices , Medical Imaging, Mobile, Robotics, Neural Network.

Experience & Background

Dr. Shofar has worked both in the telecommunication and medical fields, for Bell Canada, Motorola, Baylis Medical, Innodata Isogen and Shaarei Zedek Hospital. He has even been through the medical device innovation process himself, co-inventing and leading the development of a percutaneous heart valve. Dr. Shofar combines his background as a Medical Doctor, Engineer and licensed Patent Attorney to draft and prosecute patents in a variety of medical and non-medical technological fields.

Resume

2010– Affiliated with Ehrlich & Fenster as a Technical Advisor, Drafting and prosecuting patent applications exclusively on medical device inventions. Conducts novelty searches. Drafts patentability analysis reports.

2009-2010 Medical Doctor Intern at Shaarei Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Rotated through the departments of General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Radiology and Pediatrics.

2008-2010 Medical Evidence Editor for Innodata Isogen in Jerusalem. Summarized and graded original studies and meta-analyses for medical review articles.

2003-2007 Research development engineer (and later as a consultant) for Baylis Medical Company, first in Montreal and later in Toronto. Principle research and development engineer on a percutaneously implantable prosthetic valve. Conducted initial market analysis, literature and patent searches to assess the clinical and technical feasibility of the valve as well as the market potential. Responsible for all technical development aspects: requirements specifications, design, manufacturing, and testing of device from concept to working prototype. Responsible for all administrative development aspects: following ISO standards, budgeting, formation and management of academic and industrial collaborations. Co-invented and drafted several provisional patent applications to protect the invention.

2001-2003 Senior System Test Engineer (Access Network Product Expert) for Motorola in Chicago. Part of 144 kbps CDMA-1X 3G wireless infrastructure development team. Provided internal product expert support, verification of new protocol functionality, collaboration with system engineering and Cisco on architecture and configuration issues. Developed and conducted training for internal groups.

 

1998-1999 Manager (Inter/Intra Data-Services Coordination) for Bell Canada in Toronto. Supervised staff of 6 associates: day-to-day operations, coaching and evaluation. Accountable for entire provisioning process, ensuring data circuits ordered by business customers expedited to full completion. Clients included the Toronto Stock Exchange. Developed and delivered a training course for running database queries. Business process design, implementation and study.

1996 Research Assistant and Programmer for the Institute for Space and Terrestrial Science (ISTS) in Toronto. Worked on various projects in the area of remote sensing: computer simulations, telescope testing, software development, new product literature searches.

 

Education

2004-2008 Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto. Graduated with honors.

1996–2001 Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. Engineering Science program, computer engineering option. Graduated with honors.

1999–2000 Third Year Study Abroad Program at the Technion, Faculty of Computer Science.

 

Academic Awards

2007 – Dr. Manace Award

2002 – Motorola Bravo Award

1999 – Irving Wenger Canada-Technion Student Scholarship

1999 – 3rd Place, Ontario Engineering Competition Parliamentary Debate

1996 – University of Toronto Entrance Scholarship

1996 – Vaughan Secondary School Valedictorian and Top Graduate.

 

Voluntary Activities

2005-2006 Medical student representative, CREMS (Comprehensive Research Experience for Medical Students) advisory committee.

2004-2006 President and Founder, STEM (Students for Technology and Engineering in Medicine) at the University of Toronto.

1997-1999 Co-founder and Co-president, CUBE (Club for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineers) at the University of Toronto.

1996-1997 First year representative, Engineering Science Club at the University of Toronto.

 

Admissions

Dr. Ran Shofar is a registered Patent Attorney in Israel since 2012.