Jeffrey Coles
Associate, Ottawa
Barrister and Solicitor,
Patent and Trademark Agent


Phone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
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Ontario Bar 2008
  • Dalhousie University B.Sc. Hons. (Biochemistry and Microbiology) 2001
  • University of Alberta M.Sc. (Medical Sciences – Oncology) 2004; thesis titled Transcriptional Regulation and Role of B-FABP and GFAP in Malignant Glioma
  • University of Alberta LL.B. 2007
  • Registered Trademark Agent 2009
  • Registered Patent Agent 2013
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Jeffrey Coles practices in the field of patents relating to biotechnology, molecular biology, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications for clients operating both in Canada and internationally. Jeffrey assists his Canadian clients with coordinating patent applications in Canada and in foreign jurisdictions such as the United States, Europe and Japan. He also works with clients operating worldwide to assist in the prosecution of patent applications before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Jeffrey regularly prepares and files responses to Office Actions and is involved in providing strategic advice concerning issues of patentability and in matters relating to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

With client activities that include companies from Canada and around the world, Jeffrey works with biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations ranging in size from small and medium enterprises to multinational corporations. He also has experience working with universities, research institutes and hospitals.

Prior to entering the legal field, Jeffrey obtained significant research experience through his post-graduate studies at the University of Alberta and his work at the Chemical Biological Defence Section of the Canadian Department of National Defence. His research has been published in the Journal of Biochemistry, Viral Immunology and Neoplasia. Jeffrey was the recipient of numerous scholarships during both his scientific and legal studies.

Rankings and recognition

Recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of LMG Rising Stars under Life Sciences

Life Sciences
Agricultural Sciences
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Life Sciences — Regulatory & Compliance


  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association; member of the Online Programs Committee
  • Associate, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; member of the Biotechnology Patents Committee
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Speaking engagements

  • “Intellectual Property 201- Managing and Leveraging your Intellectual Property” (speaker) Invest Atlantic, September 19, 2017 

Teaching activities

  • Guest lecture on intellectual property issues (with Timothy Stevenson), Industrial Applications of Chemistry class, Carleton University, November 2010, October 2012


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