Edith Penty Geraets Associate Patent Agent

Speaks:  English, Spanish

Year of call: 2017 - Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney

Year of call: 2017 - European Patent Attorney

Primary office:  Vancouver

Edith Penty Geraets

Edith is a Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney practising in Gowling WLG's Life Science's team in Vancouver.

Edith's areas of expertise include materials chemistry, small and large molecule pharmaceuticals, drug-delivery and nanoscience technology. Her clients range from individuals to large multi-national corporations and her practice areas include biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, agriculture, clean and greentech.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Edith spent six years practising in the United Kingdom. She is experienced in drafting and filing patent applications, patent prosecution, EPO oppositions and oral hearings, as well as providing validity and freedom to operate opinions. She is also experienced in preparing and filing registered design applications in the UK and European Union.

Edith graduated with a first class MSci degree in chemistry and was awarded the DSM prize for Inorganic and Materials Chemistry for her final year research project. During her degree, she undertook research into the synthesis of nanoparticle systems for drug-delivery and diagnostics, as well as studying nanoparticle cytotoxicity in vitro.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2018

    • Education
      IPReg Intellectual Property Litigation Certificate
  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of call, Chartered (UK) Patent Attorney
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of call, European Patent Attorney
  • 2015

    • Education
      Post Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      University of Bristol - DSM prize for Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
    • Education
      MSci Chemistry (1st class), University of Bristol, UK


  • Chartered (UK) Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Institute of Professional Representatives before the Euroean Patent Office (EPI)