Elliott Simcoe
Partner, Ottawa
Barrister and Solicitor,
Patent and Trademark Agent


Phone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
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Ontario Bar 1996
  • University of Waterloo B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) 1991
  • Queen's University LL.B. 1994
  • Registered Trademark Agent 1996
  • Registered Patent Agent 1999
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Elliott Simcoe has over two decades of wide-ranging experience in intellectual property law. His practice is primarily focussed on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in Canada and managing the filing and prosecuting of patent applications worldwide in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. He is also regularly involved with matters relating to patent litigation, Canadian trademark drafting and prosecution, and copyrights. He has significant expertise in domain name matters, including acquisition and licensing.

The majority of Elliott's work is conducted for clients based in Canada and the United States operating in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. He also provides frequent assistance to associate firms in the United States with procuring intellectual property protection in Canada.

Elliott is an editor of IP Update — Canada, the firm's intellectual property law bulletin.

Rankings and recognition

  • AritasStar nominee, for Intellectual Property (inaugural list for 2017)
  • Recognized annually in The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law since 2015
  • Recognized annually as an 'IP Star' since the inaugural edition in 2014 of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Patents
  • Recognized annually as an 'IP Star' since the inaugural edition in 2014 of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright
  • Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Patents since 2015.
  • Recognized annually in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory under Intellectual Property since 2012
Copyright & Media
Software/Information Technologies
Licensing & IP Transactions


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, International Trademark Association; member of the Online Reference Committee
  • Member, Canadian Intellectual Property Office Committee of Intellectual Property Experts (Trademarks and Domain Names)

Speaking engagements

  • "Protecting Your Software Inventions in a SaaS World", Tech Tuesday, Wesley Clover, November 2015
  • "Video Games and Protecting Your Valuable Intellectual Property – Why it's not Just a Game", at the International Game Conference, Ottawa, May 2015
  • "Dot com and other dots: choosing top level domains for domain name registration strategies" (moderator), panel discussion at the International Trademark Association's Annual General Meeting, Berlin, Germany, May 2008
  • "Regulators and Policy Considerations, Challenges and Realities of Business Method Patents," Patentability of Business Methods Invitational Forum, Alton, ON, April 2008
  • "Controlling Your IP in a Borderless Electronic World" (moderator), panel discussion at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s National Spring Meeting, Ottawa, April 2006


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