The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
Bronze - Individuals: litigation
The Canadian outpost of Marks & Clerk is a crucial cog in the larger international machine, and it advises clients of all shapes and sizes on their IP rights. In recent years it has made a deliberate effort to expand its practice, with Kamleh Nicola, a former Baker McKenzie lawyer, and Kevin Shipley joining the team in 2022. Nicola is widely respected and has established long-lasting relationships with both patrons and peers. She knows the ins and outs of Canadian patent law and how to best maximise intellectual property for commercial gain. Shipley is a keen problem solver who masters IP strategy. He has positioned himself as a vital sounding board for start-ups and emerging companies. Another fresh face is IAM Patent 1000 newcomer James Baker, who is well versed in all things pharmaceutical, and he collaborates with in-house IP counsel and inventors to provide strategic portfolio management. Working closely with him in the life sciences and leading the prosecution practice is Ian Clark. As a former research associate in the Institute for Biological Sciences at the National Research Council Canada, he can bridge the gap between the legal and the technical. Managing partner David Ruston is the name to note for those in the telecommunication and aerospace scene, and he provides an excellent hands-on service. Electrical engineer Jean-Charles Grégoire assists his clientele in a variety of ways and is up to date on all the latest developments. On the litigation front, “Amrita V. Singh is fantastic. She ensures that the needs of the client are always met and that the results are timely, thorough and well thought out. She is one of Canada’s top patent litigators.”