Houston J. Brown, PhD Patent Agent

Speaks:  English

Registered US Patent Agent: 2017 - (#105021)

Registered Canadian Patent Agent: 2017 - (#12009)

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1860

Fax: +1 403-263-9193

Email: houston.brown@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Calgary

Houston J. Brown, PhD

Dr. Houston Brown is a registered Canadian patent agent practising in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office.

Houston’s practice involves drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to a wide variety of innovation areas including: oil & gas, cleantech, materials science, polymers, pharmaceuticals, organic and inorganic chemistry, as well as chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.

He routinely works with entrepreneurs, SMEs, universities, and multi-national corporations in the protection and management of their IP assets.

During his scientific career, Houston co-invented a number of patented technologies and co-authored numerous publications in high-impact scientific journals. Houston’s doctoral research focused on the development of advanced hydrotreatment catalysts for petroleum upgrading. His post-doctoral research concentrated on developing new materials for solar fuel production.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Houston worked at a Canadian firm that focused exclusively on IP and tech law.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2017

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Registered US Patent Agent, (#105021)
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Registered Canadian Patent Agent, (#12009)
  • 2014

    • Career
      US Department of Energy Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • 2013

    • Education
      University of Alberta, PhD – Chemistry
  • 2007

    • Education
      University of Calgary, BSc – Chemistry


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Articles and presentations

Co-author, Kinetic Analysis of Competitive Electrocatalytic Pathways: New Insights into Hydrogen Production with Nickel Electro catalysts, Journal of the American Chemical Society, December 21, 2015. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.5b10853

Co-author, Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Production by [Ni(7PPh2NH)2]2+: Removing the Distinction Between Endo- and – Exo-Protonation Sites, ACS Publications, February 11, 2015. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cs502132y