Gowling WLG announces five newly designated patent agents

07 August 2019

Gowling WLG extends its congratulations to five professionals who have recently passed the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)'s Patent Agent Qualification Examination.

"With the establishment of the Canadian College of Patent Agents this year, coupled with the recent introduction of a regime protecting patent agent privilege, our new agents will be joining the profession at a pivotal moment," says Patrick Smith, leader of Gowling WLG's Intellectual Property (IP) department in Calgary and current president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. "On behalf of the firm, I'm delighted to congratulate our new patent agents on this important career milestone."

Based in the firm's Ottawa and Toronto offices, Gowling WLG's new patent agents are as follows:

Kevin Banaschewski - Patent Prosecution
High-tech, Mechanical, Electrical

Erin Creber - Patent Prosecution, IP litigation
Chemical Engineering, Chemical Processing and Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Bioengineering

Glen Deleavey - Patent prosecution
Life sciences, bio chemistry sectors

Sean Gill - Patent prosecution, IP Litigation
Computer science, Medical devices

Natalia Thawe - Patent Prosecution, IP Litigation
Biochemistry, Pharmaceuticals, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Chemistry

The firm is already home to over 60 registered patent agents, many of whom hold advanced degrees in computer science, electrical and manufacturing engineering, medicine, chemistry and biotechnology.

With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG's global IP team has been serving clients around the world for more than 125 years. Gowling WLG has one of the largest and most highly regarded IP practices in Canada, along with leading practices in the UK and Russia, expert teams in Germany, China, Dubai and, through an exclusive affiliation with JurisAsia, in Singapore, and a global network of IP associates.

Gowling WLG's international IP practice can help your business succeed in jurisdictions across every continent. Learn more about Gowling WLG's IP team.