Will Boyer is an associate lawyer and registered patent agent in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. His practice focuses mainly on patent litigation. He also has experience in litigation matters related to pharmaceutical regulatory law, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets, as well as patent prosecution.
Over the course of his career, Will has worked with a wide variety of clients, from large international companies to small and medium-sized companies, as well as with individuals. His litigation experience spans many industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, oil-and-gas, computer hardware and software, toys and sports equipment.
Will has appeared as counsel before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal in patent litigation and judicial review proceedings. He has also assisted in advising pharmaceutical clients on issues related to data protection, pricing for patented medicines and listing of patents on Health Canada's Patent Register. Will credits his success in his legal career to working with a strong team at Gowling WLG.
Will is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA), particularly with the Patent Litigation Committee and the Young Lawyers Division Intellectual Property Committee. He also attends the annual ABA IP Spring Conference. In addition, Will is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Forums & Seminars Committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Will attended the University of Ottawa, where he completed both his law degree and his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He has taken his experience and knowledge back to the University of Ottawa, where he has appeared as a guest lecturer.