Intellectual Property Protection

Meet Our Team

Mr. Hung entered the world of electrical engineering with a concentration in microelectronics and semiconductor technology, and where his passion was ignited by the invention of machines, computer parts and circuits, the digital domain, the mechanics of movement as well as wireless communications and automation.

Registered as a professional electrical engineer in Canada, Mr. Hung reverse-engineered complex circuits in semiconductor chips to support patent owners with their infringement and validity investigations for over 5 years at a local hi-tech firm.

These activities triggered his interest in developing ways to craft patent claims that provide broader legal protection for an invention. This led him to join one of Canada’s largest law firms as a patent agent registered in both Canada and the United States. He progressed to become a partner at the firm.

Mr. Hung joins Vantek IP with over 20 years of practice in the intellectual property domain. While drafting and prosecuting close to 260 patents, he began to realize that working within a small firm would help free him from legal conflicts, allow him to work more closely with a wider range of clients, and be more cost-conscious.

Mr. Hung drafts patent applications that first and foremost get the mechanics of the invention right, but critically also reach beyond and capture the essence of the innovation in the broadest possible context and application. He defends and prosecutes applications for issuance and works with a diverse group of patent examiners, inventors and clients in North America (Canada and the US), in Europe (Germany, United Kingdom) and in Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China). Mr. Hung is guided by what is best for his inventors and clients through providing strategic advice and solutions that meet their business and R&D investment objectives.

He believes his key attributes for success are his dedication, attention to detail, creative problem solving, and honest and direct approach. He speaks some Mandarin Chinese and French.

You can reach Shin directly by telephone at ‭1-604-259-7021, or by email at

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Our Mission

From our experiences in small boutiques to national IP and general practice law firms in Canada and the U.S.A., we bring our diverse perspectives to our practice, recognizing that technical expertise and resilient systems must combine with efficiency and cost effectiveness to provide the very best client service.

VanTek IP is all about finding the middle way, where our low overhead and deeply committed professionals combine to create a tailored and responsive practice in order to serve our clients exactly as each requires.

Working with a growing small partnership and a network of highly-experienced professionals, we offer customized services that combine technical expertise and decades of experience prosecuting patent and design files worldwide.