Gowling WLG

For more than a century, the world’s top innovators have looked to Gowling WLG to maximise and protect their treasured intangible assets, at home and abroad. As the global economy grows ever more knowledge-driven, clients continue to count on our broad experience to help them navigate an increasingly perilous IP landscape.

Home to more than 200 IP practitioners in jurisdictions around the world, Gowling WLG is a leader in patent law, with significant strength in prosecution, enforcement and litigation, and transactional work across all global sectors.

Knowledge is power

Strong patent protection requires nuanced industry and technical knowledge. Members of our team have rich experience across a broad range of sectors, and many have advanced educational and career backgrounds in life sciences, engineering and technology. This foundation enables us to engage with your inventions on a sophisticated level as we work with you to develop your patent strategy.

Patent solutions – wherever you need them

Gowling WLG is home to top IP practices in Canada, the United Kingdom and throughout Europe, as well as across an arc of challenging jurisdictions that include China, Russia and the Middle East. Our exclusive association with JurisAsia in Singapore – along with a robust network of established relationships with leading IP practitioners worldwide – further ensures that you have access to the very best in patent advice, wherever business takes you.

Full lifecycle approach

From initial drafting and filing to complex enforcement matters, through to the management and monetisation of large international portfolios, our team is equipped to assist you during the entire lifecycle of your patent.

IP litigation is a core strength for our team; from multinational ‘bet the company’ matters to the smallest skirmish, we work with you to obtain outcomes that fit your unique objectives. Our practice also boasts extensive capabilities in IP transactions, both domestic and cross-border – including with respect to standard-essential patents and FRAND, patent mining and mapping (landscaping), licences and agreements, and the IP aspects of corporate transactions.

Comprehensive service offering

Intellectual property frequently touches on a number of different legal areas, from regulatory hurdles to competition issues. We have you covered on all fronts. Outside of our IP service offering, Gowling WLG is equipped to advise clients in virtually every area of law relevant to business. This comprehensive offering gives our team the ability to seamlessly harmonise your IP interests with other facets of your organisation and, in turn, develop a more holistic picture of your business goals.

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