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Neil W. Henderson
Partner

Primary Office: Waterloo Region

Secondary Office: Toronto

Neil W. Henderson

Neil Henderson is an intellectual property lawyer and partner in the Waterloo Region and Toronto offices of Gowling WLG. Registered as a patent and trademark agent in both Canada and the U.S., he delivers strategic legal advice on all matters related to IP portfolio management, particularly to clients in the technology and advanced research sectors.

With comprehensive expertise in IP procurement and enforcement strategy, Neil offers services spanning initial patentability and use/registration searches and opinions through to the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. His practice also covers the following areas:

  • IP agreements — licensing, distribution, manufacturing
  • Copyright protection
  • Internet, social media and regulatory policy
  • Commercial transactions — IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings

Neil’s clients benefit from his diverse background in international IP law. He spent several years working in Japan, where he was immersed in the country’s dynamic technology and research sectors. As a result of his time abroad, he is conversant in Japanese and maintains strong relationships with key business leaders in Japan and throughout East Asia.

Neil is heavily involved in both international and local IP/technology organizations. He is a member of INTA and AIPLA, where he serves as co-chair of the IP Practice in Japan Committee. He is an active member of Communitech, a Waterloo Region-based commercialization hub for innovative technologies, and is a director of the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.

In recognition of his leading expertise and commitment to delivering practical, effective service to his clients, Neil is consistently ranked as a top IP lawyer by prestigious publications such as Managing Intellectual Property, IAM Patent 1000 and WTR 1000.

 


"He is a practical, timely, responsive patent attorney and is always completely on top of the file. He provides great recommendations and advice whenever necessary."
IAM Patent 1000, 2015 edition

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2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

July 2015

IAM Patent 1000 , 2015

2015

July 2015

Managing Intellectual Property 2015

1992

1992

Year of Call, Ontario

1990

1990

Western University, LLB

1986

1986

University of Toronto, BA.Sc. in Engineering Science

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Gowling WLG advises Phoenix Contact on acquisition of Perle Systems, its first Canadian acquisition

Client Work August 31, 2016
  • Advising on worldwide IP portfolio for a large Canadian manufacturing company, involving electro mechanical, optical, materials technologies.
  • Advising on legal, regulatory and IP matters for several small to mid-sized Canadian high-tech companies, involving software, hardware, communications and medical technologies.
  • Managing an international practice handling Canadian portfolios for foreign companies and IP firms on a wide array of technologies.
  • Obtaining patent protection for advanced research from a leading Canadian university, including quantum computing, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and other technologies.
     

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