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.