Gowling WLG is the go-to firm in Canada for United States patent prosecution referrals, a recent study conducted by Patent-Pilot and published by IAM Patent revealed.
Between 2013 and 2018 (the period covered by the study), Gowling WLG filed a total of 5,877 cases referred from US law firms - more than any other IP service provider operating in Canada and more than double the amount of the third-ranked firm.
"From cost effective portfolio management to complex prosecution strategy, IP firms across the United States rely on Gowling WLG to deliver a range of sophisticated solutions to their patent challenges," said Brian Kingwell, head of Gowling WLG's patent practice in Canada. "As our team continues to explore new and innovative ways to better serve our neighbours to the south, Patent-Pilot's findings are a humbling reminder of the significant trust those firms place in us again and again."
According to Patent-Pilot, the world's top 50 jurisdictions received 158,177 patent cases from US law firms in 2013, a figure that climbed to 182,169 in 2018. Since 2013, Canada alone has received 117,732 cases.
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