With diverse backgrounds in science and engineering, as well as hands-on technology experience, we understand the needs of companies that create and use technology. Our team works closely with a range of organizations — from small startups to multinational corporations and public agencies — to help:
- Raise capital
- Protect inventions
- Access government technology support programs
- Develop commercialization strategies
- Acquire rights to use intellectual property
By combining expertise in technology with pre-eminence in business law, we can help you acquire, develop, finance and commercialize innovative technologies. Our team provides tailored, practical legal advice in capital markets, technology agreements, tax, corporate governance, M&A, employment, privacy law and more.
Growing and protecting your assets
With over 150 professionals in the Gowling WLG Intellectual Property Group, we deliver comprehensive legal support across all areas of IP, including patents, industrial design, trademarks, and copyright. We manage tens of thousands of patent and trademark files, and have protected and enhanced our clients’ IP assets in over 100 countries. We help you realize the full value of your IP.
Our intellectual property litigators have been shaping IP law for decades, appearing in more patent actions and PM(NOC) proceedings in the Federal Court of Canada than any other law firm.
The Gowling WLG tech team understands the challenges that startups face in obtaining the legal services that are so critical to their success. While most entrepreneurs know that it’s important to properly structure their business and safeguard their IP, they often avoid seeking legal advice due to the high fees they think they’ll have to pay — and expose themselves to a host of unnecessary risks in the process. That's why we offer a customized package to our startup clients.
For one low, fixed fee, our à la carte startup package includes a one-hour consultation with an experienced patent agent, trademark agent or technology lawyer to discuss the protection of your IP. We'll also advise on the incorporation and organization of your company, and help you prepare shareholders' agreements, employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements and more. Contact us to learn more about this customized package.
As one of Canada’s leading legal service providers to cleantech companies, we offer top-tier expertise in technology solutions for soil remediation, water and wastewater management, biofuels, renewable energy, smart grid, power generation, climate change, carbon market, and fuel cells.
To learn more about how we can assist you, please contact Viona Duncan or any member of our team.