Brian Kingwell is a partner in the Vancouver office, practising in the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences groups.
For over 20 years, his practice has focused on patent prosecution and strategic patent portfolio counseling in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering and medical devices. In addition, Brian advises clients across a range of sectors and industries including technology, biotechnology, and oil and gas with respect to inventions and designs.
He has wide-ranging experience in obtaining patents for products such as a novel family of heterocyclic antibiotics, The InsectSelect™ protein expression vector, high oleic acid brassica juncea plants, in situ combustion processes for recovery of hydrocarbons, heavy metal waste remediation processes and Glybera®, the first human gene therapeutic approved in Europe. Brian is also the inventor of a patented medical device that has been marketed internationally, the PeriPatch™ Sleeve.
Brian is a registered patent agent in both Canada and the United States.