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Gowlings is a leading Canadian and international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals serving clients in 10 offices across Canada and around the world. From business law and high-stakes litigation to intellectual property matters, we provide a full range of legal services to meet our clients' unique needs and rise to any challenge that comes their way.

We pride ourselves on delivering both exceptional legal counsel and personal, responsive service — and providing our people with a great place to work.

In 2016, Gowlings will be joining forces with Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading U.K. law firm, to create a new international legal practice called Gowling WLG. With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities across Canada, the U.K., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Gowling WLG will be a Global 100 legal practice from day one. It will also be the first international legal combination to be co-led by a Canadian firm.


With the expansion of our domestic and global business, Gowlings Vancouver continues to develop a highly respected patent prosecution practice and has an immediate need for a Patent Prosecution Associate to join our growing team.   


The incumbent's responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Working directly with clients and providing them with strategic advice
  • Drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications for computer-implemented and mechanical inventions


The ideal candidate will have a degree in engineering (especially computer, mechanical or electrical engineering), physics or computer science, and will have at least three years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for computer‑implemented and mechanical inventions. Being a registered Canadian patent agent and lawyer is also desirable but not essential.

Gowlings offers excellent associate level support and this position offers long-term career potential.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter via email to the co-ordinates indicated below.

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
550 Burrard Street
Suite 2300, Bentall 5
Vancouver, Canada
V6C 2B5
Email: ernie.gauvreau@gowlings.com

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidate is found.

Each application will be carefully reviewed. However, please note that only the selected candidates will be contacted.

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