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Rapid advances in new technologies have led to a host of unique and unprecedented challenges to protecting your innovations. To stake a claim and mitigate long-term risk, you need a highly-skilled team of legal problem-solvers with extensive patent law experience and an established track record of successfully protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights worldwide.

The Gowling WLG patents team enjoys an unrivalled international reputation for industry insight and effective representation on all aspects of patent work.

From startup innovators, universities and research institutes to multi-national corporations, our patent team works to file, commercialise and enforce patents and industrial designs in a wide range of areas. With this experience, we can help you deal with any complex issue — in a language you'll understand.

We provide a full suite of prosecution-related services in Canada, Russia, China and the UAE, and contentious and transactional services in Canada, Europe, Russia, China and the UAE. In addition, we co-ordinate with our established and extensive network of associate firms to give you a truly global reach.

Responsive, dedicated, results-driven, and always client-focused, we serve as trusted advisers to the most sophisticated and exacting innovators in the world – providing protection and strategies to help you achieve success.

Our patents team covers:

  • Prosecution of patents and industrial designs
  • Litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Competition
  • Licensing and transactional
  • Patent listing
  • Plant breeders' rights
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trade secrets and confidential
    information
  • Translations (Russia and China)
  • Utility models (Russia and China)

​By engaging Gowling WLG, you’ll be working with an award-winning group of lawyers and patent agents that has earned a reputation as the go-to team for innovators seeking iron-clad protection and enforcement/defence of their rights.

Our patent services are backed by experience covering all technology areas, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, consumer products and energy. This also includes the latest technologies, including cloud computing, wearables and nanotechnologies.

Our geographic reach enables us to co-ordinate your work through our global offices to advise on complex issues, including managing foreign filing, multi-jurisdictional litigation, licenses and other technology export requirements, sanctions, and all other compliance issues. Through our network of international associates, we also co-ordinate and direct the prosecution of patent and design applications worldwide.

Your intellectual property rights are invaluable, and Gowling WLG is the team that can protect, enforce and defend them, thereby maximising their value. To learn more about how we can help you do so, please contact us.

Key Contacts

Gordon Harris
Gordon Harris

Brian G. Kingwell
Brian G. Kingwell

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