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Patent Agent Trainee



At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office is currently seeking a motivated Patent Agent Trainee to join its dynamic Intellectual Property Group. 

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D in chemistry/ biochemistry or a related discipline. The candidate should also have a basic understanding of biological and physical principles and be able to apply that knowledge to a variety of scientific subject matter areas.   The Patent Agent Trainee will prepare patentability opinions, draft and prosecute patent applications within the bio/chemical group.  The successful candidate must have excellent writing and communication skills and be prepared to work in a fast-paced, team environment.  


Interested candidates should forward their resumes, including academic records, in confidence to: 

Sandra Borrello – HR Manager

Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Suite 2600, 160 Elgin St.

Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3

Fax: 613-788-3503

Application deadline: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Gowling WLG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or gender identity. We foster an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.