Brian G. Kingwell Partner Patent Agent, Trademark Agent


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1993 - British Columbia

Year of Call: 1993 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 604-891-2258

Fax: +1 604-683-3558

Email: brian.kingwell@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Vancouver



Brian G. Kingwell

Brian Kingwell is a partner in the Vancouver office, practising in the firm's global Intellectual Property and Life Sciences groups.

For over 20 years, his practice has focused on patent prosecution and strategic patent portfolio counselling in the areas of molecular biology, genomics, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering and medical devices. Brian advises innovative clients across a range of sectors and industries, including health care, biotechnology, agriculture and energy.

He has wide-ranging experience in obtaining patents for innovative products, examples of which include: a novel family of heterocyclic antibiotics, the InsectSelect™ protein expression vector, high oleic acid brassica juncea plants, in situ combustion processes for recovery of hydrocarbons, heavy metal waste remediation processes and Glybera®, the first human gene therapeutic approved in Europe. Brian is also the inventor of a patented medical device called the PeriPatch™ Sleeve, which was created on behalf of a client and has been marketed internationally.

The common thread across this range of experience is a creative and resourceful approach to maximizing the benefits of intellectual property for clients, helping clients to recognize risks and capitalize on opportunities.

Brian is a registered patent agent in both Canada and the United States.

Career & Recognition

  • Rankings & Awards
    June 2016
    Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016
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    • Rankings & Awards
      December2015
      Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015
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      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
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      July2015
      Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2015
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      July2015
      IAM Patent 1000 , 2015
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      July2015
      Managing Intellectual Property 2015
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      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
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      2015
      Recognized in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory under Intellectual Property and Biotechnology
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      Selected to appear in IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      Best Lawyers' 2016 Biotechnology Law "Lawyer of the Year" for Vancouver
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      2015
      Best Lawyers' 2015 Vancouver Intellectual Property Law "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Rankings & Awards
      2015
      Who’s Who Legal: Patents
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      2015
      Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology Law
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2014
      Managing IP's IP Stars Handbook 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      IAM Patent 1000 , 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      June2013
      IAM Patent 1000 , 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      2012
      Named Best Lawyers' Vancouver Biotechnology Law Lawyer of the Year
  • 2008

    • Rankings & Awards
      2008
      Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
    • Rankings & Awards
      2008
      Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • 1993

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1993
      Year of Call, British Columbia
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1993
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1991

    • Education
      1991
      University of Ottawa LL.B. (cum laude)
  • 1988

    • Education
      1988
      University of Calgary M.Sc. (Molecular Cell Biology) ; research focused on chromosome structure and the molecular basis of autoimmune disease
  • 1986

    • Education
      1986
      University of Calgary B.Sc. (Biochemistry)

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; Chair of the Biotechnology Legislation Committee
  • Genome British Columbia's Genomics, Society, and Ethics Advisory Committee
  • Member and past President, Patent and Trade-mark Association of British Columbia
  • "Bottlenecks in translating genomics from the academy into the real world: risk, trust and communication" (co-authors: R. E. Ommer, J. Atkinson-Grosjean, C. Benoit, N. R. Caron, R. Downey, J. K. Hall, J. E. Halliwell and G. C. van Kooten), position paper prepared for Genome British Columbia, January 29th, 2012
  • Moderated IPIC's "Academic Research, Experimental Use and Patent Infringement" webinar, December 6, 2012
  • "A 'Bright Line' for the Patentability of Stem Cells?," co-authors: Jeffrey D. Morton and Michael D. Manson, Intellectual Property Magazine, 2010
  • "The role of patents in drug research," co-presenters: Andris D. Macins, Jeffrey D. Morton and J. Christopher Robinson, Centre for Drug Research and Development, Vancouver, March 2010
  • Adjunct professor, "Patent Law," University of Victoria, Victoria, BC 2001-2005
  • Adjunct professor, "Patent Law," University of British Columbia, Vancouver 2002
  • "Intellectual Property Protection for Transgenic Plants" (co-author: Joy D. Morrow) in "Transgenic Plants and Crops," edited by G. Khachatourians, Alan McHughen, Ralph Scorza, Wai-Kit Nip and Y. H. Hui, Marcel Dekker, 2002
  • "Recent Developments in Biotechnology Law" (co-author: J. Christopher Robinson), Lexpert, 2001
  • "Functional Language and Fingerprints," Canadian Intellectual Property Review(1993), vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 87
  • "Identification and characterization of a protein associated with the stembody using autoimmune sera from patients with systemic sclerosis" (co-authors: M.J. Fritzler, J. Decoteau and J.B. Rattner), Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton(1987), 8(4), pp. 360-7
  • "Mammalian kinetochore/centromere composition: a 50 kDa antigen is present in the mammalian kinetochore/centromere" (co-author: J.B. Rattner), Chromosoma (1987), 95(6), pp. 403-7