Anthony Dearden Patent Agent

Speaks:  English, French

Primary phone: +1 604-891-2769

Fax: +1 604-683-3558


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Primary office:  Vancouver

Anthony Dearden

Anthony Dearden is a European and chartered U.K. patent attorney practising in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. His work focuses primarily on drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to a wide range of subject matter, including mechanical engineering, software, hardware, medical devices, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics and optics.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Anthony spent over eight years in the United Kingdom where he gained extensive experience of the U.K. and European patent systems. He has particular experience of prosecuting applications for inventions bordering on statutory patentability exclusions, such as business methods and computer-implemented methods deemed non-technical. He has handled numerous oppositions to European patents, representing both opponents and patentees of granted European patents, sometimes at oral hearings at the European Patent Office. He also has experience of preparing and filing applications for European Union Registered Designs, as well as advising on unregistered design rights.

Anthony’s clients have included individuals, small startups and SMEs, as well as large multinationals with far-reaching patent filing strategies. He gained experience in industry working alongside in-house counsel for a major multinational telecommunications company, assisting with the management of their large patent portfolio.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2013

    • Career
      Chartered U.K. Patent Attorney
  • 2011

    • Career
      European Patent Attorney
  • 2009

    • Education
      Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2007

    • Education
      University of Birmingham, MSci Physics


  • CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys)
  • epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
  • IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)

“The European Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent – What to expect” – LES Vancouver, co-presented with Clare Salisbury