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Five new patent agents join Gowling WLG

Thursday, August 08, 2019 @ 11:37 AM | By John Chunn


Gowling WLG announced that five professionals who have recently passed the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)’s patent agent qualification examination have joined the firm.

“With the establishment of the Canadian College of Patent Agents this year, coupled with the recent introduction of a regime protecting patent agent privilege, our new agents will be joining the profession at a pivotal moment,” said Patrick Smith, leader of Gowling WLG’s intellectual property (IP) department in Calgary and current president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. “On behalf of the firm, I’m delighted to congratulate our new patent agents on this important career milestone.”

Based in the firm’s Ottawa and Toronto offices, Gowling WLG’s new patent agents are as follows:

Kevin Banaschewski — Patent prosecution, high-tech, mechanical, electrical.

Erin Creber — Patent prosecution, IP litigation, chemical engineering, chemical processing and manufacturing, biomaterials, bioengineering.

Glen Deleavey — Patent prosecution, life sciences, biochemistry sectors.

Sean Gill — Patent prosecution, IP litigation, computer science, medical devices.

Natalia Thawe — Patent prosecution, IP litigation, biochemistry,  pharmaceuticals, molecular biology, molecular genetics, chemistry.

According to Gowling’s press release, the firm is already home to over 60 registered patent agents, many of whom hold advanced degrees in computer science, electrical and manufacturing engineering, medicine, chemistry and biotechnology.