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Brian G. Kingwell
Partner, Patent Agent, Trademark Agent

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 1993 - British Columbia

Year of Call: 1993 - Ontario

Primary Office: Vancouver

Brian G. Kingwell

Brian Kingwell is a partner in the Vancouver office, practising in the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences groups.

For over 20 years, his practice has focused on patent prosecution and strategic patent portfolio counselling in the areas of molecular biology, genomics, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering and medical devices. Brian advises innovative clients across a range of sectors and industries including health care, biotechnology, agriculture and energy.

He has wide-ranging experience in obtaining patents for innovative products, examples of which include: a novel family of heterocyclic antibiotics, the InsectSelect™ protein expression vector, high oleic acid brassica juncea plants, in situ combustion processes for recovery of hydrocarbons, heavy metal waste remediation processes and Glybera®, the first human gene therapeutic approved in Europe. Brian is also the inventor of a patented medical device called the PeriPatch™ Sleeve, which was created on behalf of a client and has been marketed internationally. 

The common thread across this range of experience is a creative and resourceful approach to maximizing the benefits of intellectual property for clients, helping clients to recognize risks and capitalize on opportunities. Brian is a registered patent agent in both Canada and the United States.


December2015

Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015

September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

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Memberships

Career & Recognition

2015

December 2015

Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

July 2015

IAM Patent 1000 , 2015

2015

July 2015

Managing Intellectual Property 2015

2015

July 2015

Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2015

2015

2015

Recognized in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory under Intellectual Property and Biotechnology

2015

2015

Selected to appear in IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners

2015

2015

Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology Law

2015

2015

Who’s Who Legal: Patents

2015

2015

Best Lawyers' 2015 Vancouver Intellectual Property Law "Lawyer of the Year"

2015

2015

Best Lawyers' 2016 Biotechnology Law "Lawyer of the Year" for Vancouver

2014

September 2014

Managing IP's IP Stars Handbook 2014

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2014

July 2014

IAM Patent 1000 , 2014

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

July 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

2013

June 2013

IAM Patent 1000 , 2013

2012

2012

Named Best Lawyers' Vancouver Biotechnology Law Lawyer of the Year

2008

2008

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

2008

2008

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

1993

1993

Year of Call, British Columbia

1993

1993

Year of Call, Ontario

1991

1991

University of Ottawa LL.B. (cum laude)

1988

1988

University of Calgary M.Sc. (Molecular Cell Biology) ; research focused on chromosome structure and the molecular basis of autoimmune disease

1986

1986

University of Calgary B.Sc. (Biochemistry)

Brian Kingwell
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Brian Kingwell

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Brian Kingwell
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Brian Kingwell

Brian Kingwell is a partner in the Vancouver office, practising in the Intellectual Prope...

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EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • "Bottlenecks in translating genomics from the academy into the real world: risk, trust and communication" (co-authors: R. E. Ommer, J. Atkinson-Grosjean, C. Benoit, N. R. Caron, R. Downey, J. K. Hall, J. E. Halliwell and G. C. van Kooten), position paper prepared for Genome British Columbia, January 29th, 2012
  • Moderated IPIC's "Academic Research, Experimental Use and Patent Infringement" webinar, December 6, 2012
  • "A 'Bright Line' for the Patentability of Stem Cells?," co-authors: Jeffrey D. Morton and Michael D. Manson, Intellectual Property Magazine, 2010
  • "The role of patents in drug research," co-presenters: Andris D. Macins, Jeffrey D. Morton and J. Christopher Robinson, Centre for Drug Research and Development, Vancouver, March 2010
  • Adjunct professor, "Patent Law," University of Victoria, Victoria, BC 2001-2005
  • Adjunct professor, "Patent Law," University of British Columbia, Vancouver 2002
  • "Intellectual Property Protection for Transgenic Plants" (co-author: Joy D. Morrow) in "Transgenic Plants and Crops," edited by G. Khachatourians, Alan McHughen, Ralph Scorza, Wai-Kit Nip and Y. H. Hui, Marcel Dekker, 2002
  • "Recent Developments in Biotechnology Law" (co-author: J. Christopher Robinson), Lexpert, 2001
  • "Functional Language and Fingerprints," Canadian Intellectual Property Review(1993), vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 87
  • "Identification and characterization of a protein associated with the stembody using autoimmune sera from patients with systemic sclerosis" (co-authors: M.J. Fritzler, J. Decoteau and J.B. Rattner), Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton(1987), 8(4), pp. 360-7
  • "Mammalian kinetochore/centromere composition: a 50 kDa antigen is present in the mammalian kinetochore/centromere" (co-author: J.B. Rattner), Chromosoma (1987), 95(6), pp. 403-7

Client Work

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