Stephen Ferance
Partner

Gowling WLG

550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30
Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5
Phone: (604) 683-6498
Fax: (604) 683-3558
E-mail: stephen.ferance@gowlingwlg.com
 
 
 

Has practised exclusively in intellectual property law since 1998, primarily patent and industrial design prosecution and drafting, mainly for computer-related inventions, applied physics, medical devices, natural resource extraction and mechanical inventions. Has in-depth experience with every stage of the patent drafting procurement and portfolio development process, both domestically and internationally, with particular expertise relating to international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Experienced with the Global Patent Prosecution Highway and other procedures for expedited examination. Experienced in providing infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate opinions and due diligence reviews of IP portfolios. Also has experience representing clients in oral hearings before Canada's Patent Appeal Board, and consulting in IP litigation matters. Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law and author of numerous articles on Canadian patent law. Also listed in Best Lawyers in Canada, LMG Life Sciences and Who's Who Legal. Fellow of IPIC. Member of AIPLA. BSc (Physics and Astronomy); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1999.


Year Called to the Bar:1999 (BC)
Directory banners
Repeatedly recommended
Intellectual Property