550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1998 (BC)
Brian Lee is a partner based in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office and co-manages the firm’s Beijing office and China practice. Past head of both the Vancouver office’s Intellectual Property Group and its Technology Industry Group, Brian practises intellectual property law with an emphasis on patents. His practice focuses on patenting mechanical and materials engineering, electrochemistry, and computer-implemented and software technologies. He has extensive experience in obtaining patent and industrial design protection, conducting intellectual property due diligence and technology audits, managing patent disputes including assessing patent infringement and validity risks, supporting patent litigation, and assisting organizations manage their patent portfolios. Brian is very involved in patenting clean technologies, particularly hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and was previously in-house counsel at a local fuel cell company and a director of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. Brian has been recognized in The Canadian LegalLexpert® Directory, Who’s Who Legal: Patent Agents, and IAM Patent 1000. In 2022, he was recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year for Technology Law – Vancouver.