Jay Zakaïb is an intellectual property litigation partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. Technically trained as a chemical engineer and legally trained in civil and common law, Jay has represented innovators and brand owners before trial and appellate courts, administrative tribunals, and regulatory bodies in both official languages for over 20 years. Jay has enforced patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets; defended competition law claims; and handled judicial reviews of administrative agencies including the Registrar of Trademarks, Commissioner of Patents, Minister of Health, and Minister of the Environment. The primary focus of Jay's practice is patent litigation, mainly in the life sciences, material sciences, petrochemical, manufacturing, and agri-food industries. He has also acted on a variety of trademark litigation cases dealing with the validity and enforceability of brand owners’ trademark rights. As a patent agent, Jay advises clients on managing patent prosecution and regulatory requirements to secure appropriate product protection through patent enforcement, regulatory strategies, and data protection. Jay has been recognized in Chambers Canada and, in 2016, was namedLMG Life Sciences Awards — Canadian Patent Non-Contentious Attorney of the Year.