Brian Lee is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office, past head of the office’s Intellectual Property Group, and past co-Chair of the office’s Technology Industry Group. Brian practises exclusively in the area of intellectual property with an emphasis on patent matters. He is a lawyer called to the British Columbia Bar, as well as a Registered Canadian and US Patent Agent. Brian is ranked as a leading IP lawyer in Best Lawyers in Canada. Brian’s practice focuses on patenting mechanical and materials engineering, electrochemistry, and computer-implemented technologies. He has extensive expertise on obtaining patent and industrial design protection, conducting intellectual property due diligence, managing intellectual property portfolios and patent disputes including assessing patent infringement and validity risks. Brian is a regular speaker and author on various intellectual property topics, including the patent eligibility of computer implemented inventions in Canada and elsewhere. Brian has also been an instructor on patent law for a number of organizations including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.