Jeff Coles is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office and a registered Canadian and United States patent agent. He is a lawyer who holds an advanced degree in biochemistry & molecular biology. He has been assisting clients with securing patent protection for their innovations for over a decade. Jeff specializes in intellectual property matters involving innovation-intensive industries such as cannabis, agrotechnology, cleantech, life sciences, oil and gas, environmental technologies and energy. His practice involves patent drafting & prosecution, patent litigation and industrial designs, including providing business-focused strategic advice on intellectual property (IP) portfolio and risk management, including in the context of commercialization and IP transactions. He has assisted companies in a variety of industries by coordinating intellectual property, regulatory and commercial strategies. With client activities spanning the globe, Jeff has acted on behalf of a comprehensive range of clients, including entrepreneurs, start-ups, early-stage ventures, universities, government organizations, SMEs and multinational corporations.