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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.
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