Roch Ripley
Roch Ripley
Partner at Gowling WLG
(604) 443-7632
(604) 683-3558
550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 2007
Roch Ripley is a partner in the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG and the Head of the Vancouver office’s Intellectual Property department. He focuses his patent prosecution practice across multiple technology-related sectors, including e-commerce, AI, VR/AR/MR, and clean technology. Roch employs a strategic and economic approach to the procurement and commercialization of IP rights — whether in the context of helping SMEs position themselves for investment/acquisition or assisting larger companies in establishing portfolios that can be asserted offensively or deployed defensively. He is highly skilled in drafting and obtaining patents and leading IP-related due diligence and negotiations for transactions where intellectual property is a driver. Roch is a registered patent agent in the US and Canada and combines his legal background with his degree in electronics engineering to prepare and prosecute patent applications for his clients in key markets such as the US, Europe, Asia, and Canada. A significant portion of Roch's practice is also directed at helping foreign attorneys file patent and design applications in Canada. Roch has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada and was named an Acritas Star 2018–2020.
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