Brian Kingwell’s patent practice focuses on prosecution and strategic counselling in the life sciences and energy sectors, including experience in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical and reservoir engineering, medicine and medical devices (he is the inventor of a patented medical device). In addition to public speaking engagements on patenting, he has lectured on patent law at the law schools of the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. Mr. Kingwell was named Best Lawyers' inaugural 2012 Vancouver Biotechnology Law Lawyer of the Year, and is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of biotechnology and intellectual property law. Professional memberships: Fellow of Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and past chair of the IPIC Biotechnology Legislation Committee; member and past president of the Patent and Trade-mark Association of British Columbia; and, past member of Genome British Columbia’s Genomics, Society and Ethics Advisory Committee. Education: BSc (Biochemistry); MSc (Molecular Cell Biology); LLB (cum laude). He is a Registered Canadian Patent and Trademark Agent, a Registered US Patent Agent, and was called to both the British Columbia Bar and Ontario Bar in 1993.