100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (ON)
James Longwell is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. A past leader of the firm’s Patents Group, Jim practises in all areas of IP law, particularly as it applies to computer and information technologies. He advises start-ups, small businesses, universities, and large corporations on IP strategy, including acquisition, protection, exploitation, and enforcement issues. He is chiefly involved in Canadian and foreign patent, trademark, and industrial design procurement, primarily preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to computer software and hardware, telecommunications, medical devices, housewares, and business methods. Jim's practice includes work with numerous emerging technologies, including in the areas of financial and travel technologies, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. In addition to IP law, Jim provides strategic analysis and advice to business owners and investors for various transactions, including financing, joint ventures, technology procurement, development, and licensing. In addition to being a lawyer, he is also a patent and trademark agent. Jim has been recognized in leading Canadian and global guides including The Canadian LegalLexpert® Directory, Who’s Who Legal: Patents, TheBest Lawyers in Canada, and IAM Patent 1000.