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Year called to bar: 1992 (ON)
Neil Henderson is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region and Toronto offices. A lawyer and a registered patent and trademark agent in both Canada and the US, he delivers strategic advice on matters related to IP portfolio management, particularly to clients in the technology and advanced research sectors. Tech portfolios include complex software and hardware, advanced manufacturing, medical devices, 3D printing, advanced materials (including nano-tech), and quantum computing. Neil offers services spanning initial patentability and use/registration searches and opinions through to the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications. He has comprehensive experience in IP procurement and enforcement, IP agreements (licensing, distribution, manufacturing), copyright protection, and internet, social media, and regulatory policy. He also covers IP aspects of commercial transactions such as M&As and financings. Neil, who spent several years working in Japan’s technology and research sectors, is conversant in Japanese and maintains relationships with IP and business leaders in Japan and East Asia. He is consistently ranked as a leading IP lawyer by publications such as Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars and IAM Patent 1000, among others.