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. He is 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 and a registered patent agent in the US and Canada. Brian’s 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 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, TheBest Lawyers in Canada, and IAM Patent 1000.