Selena Kim Partner Lawyer and Patent Agent

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2002 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4681

Fax: +1 416-862-7661


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Primary office:  Toronto

Selena Kim

Selena Kim is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising in the areas of intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution, transactional intellectual property work, and strategic intellectual property portfolio management. Her practice touches on all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, designs, copyright, and trademarks. In 2020, Canadian Lawyer named her one of the "Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada."

Selena has been certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in intellectual property (patent, trademark, and copyright), and is the first woman to have achieved this designation for patents in the Law Society's history. Selena's litigation experience includes work before all levels of court in Canada, involving patents for complex mechanical, electronic and chemical inventions. 

Selena provides strategic advice to clients on all aspects of their intellectual property portfolios. She also conducts patent and design agency work before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Selena has a technical background, having completed a graduate degree in molecular biology, and conducted laboratory research in genetics, gene expression, and pharmacology. She is a registered patent agent before both CIPO and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Selena is an active member of several professional associations, including the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and is a contributing member of several committees reviewing patent legislation and legal developments. She also serves her community as chair of Autism in Mind, a local non-profit organization. 

Career & Recognition

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  • American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

Representative Work

Dimplex North America Ltd. in a trial and appeal, Federal Court files T-1348-01 and A-269-06 involving allegations of infringement of patented electric fireplace technology.

EIE Maskin AB, a Swedish manufacturer of equipment for the pulp and paper industry, in Federal Court file T-1485-08, in a lawsuit involving allegations of infringement of a patent for device for cleaning smelt boilers.

Hoffmann-La Roche in a judicial review application, Federal Court file T-771-05, brought against Health Canada in respect of the interpretation and application of Federal Access to Information Act.

Ino Products Inc., a Canadian innovative consumer products company, in Federal Court files T-872-06 and T-753-08 involving allegations of infringement of patents for folding tables.

Nike Inc., in Federal Court file T-778-01, in an action involving allegations that various models of shoes manufactured by Nike infringed several registered Canadian trade-marks.

Pason Systems Corp., a Canadian oilfield services company, in a judicial review application, Federal Court file T-1845-05, involving patent amendments in the course of litigation before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Philips & Temro Industries Ltd., a U.S. based automotive parts manufacturer, in Federal Court fil T-1690-10, involving mechanical patent infringement and validity issues.

Probiohealth LLC, a nutritional products company based in California, in a series of judicial review applications and appeals, Federal Court files T-64-10, T-1948-09, T-1417-11, T-1748-11, involving patent ownership issues before the Canadian Intellectual Property office.

Pyungil Co. Ltd, a Korean manufacturer and distributor of equipment for power lines, in Federal Court file T-2066-07, involving allegations of patent infringement.

Uponor AB, a manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial heating, cooling, and plumbing materials, in Federal Court file T-496-11, involving chemical patent infringement and validity issues.