James D. Baker Partner Patent Agent

Speaks:  English

Primary phone: +1 613-783-8985

Fax: +1 613-788-3617

Email: james.baker@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa

James D. Baker

James Baker is a partner and registered Canadian patent agent in the Ottawa office of Gowling WLG. A member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group, James practises in the area of patent drafting and prosecution, with an emphasis in the fields of oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, polymers, organic and inorganic chemistry as well as chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.

James prepares opinions in the areas of patentability, infringement, validity and freedom to operate, and also carries out strategic patent portfolio management. James is often a speaker on panels around the globe discussing topics including the evolution of patent protection and jurisdictional protection strategies, as well as case law specific outcomes and their influence on patent drafting and prosecution. 

James is a co-chair of the Gowling WLG Chemistry Group and is a member of the firm's Life Sciences, Energy, Infrastructure and Manufacturing groups. James is also a member of the firm's Patents Group.

In university, James' honours thesis focused on the study of the stability and behaviour of perimidine-based carbene ligands and transition metal complexes. His research was recognized and awarded by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

  • 2004

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, BSc (honours) Chemistry


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

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