Neil Clark
Partner, Vancouver
Patent Agent


Phone: 604.682.7780
Fax: 604.682.0274
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  • University of British Columbia B.A.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering) 1986
  • Registered Patent Agent 1992
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Neil Clark has over 20 years of experience with providing timely and cost-effective advice on patents and industrial design protection relating to the mechanical field. He currently focusses his attention on the prosecution of applications in these areas before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on behalf of both domestic and foreign clients. However, he also has extensive experience with managing the filing and prosecution of patent and industrial design applications in the United States, Europe and around the world. As a routine part of his practice, Neil regularly conducts patentability searches, drafts and prosecutes patent and industrial design applications, and provides infringement and validity opinions. He also prepares and files Patent Cooperation Treaty applications.

Neil deals with a diverse range of mechanical subject matter, including log handling and processing equipment, residential heating and fireplace systems, medical equipment for in vivo detection of cancer, and automotive systems. He has in-depth experience with patents covering waste water treatment equipment and systems, and control and measurement systems for the production of sheet paper in the paper making industry.  He also has experience with patents in respect of agricultural equipment for planting and fertilizing seeds, and processing of harvested materials including freezing via a fluidization method.

Neil's work has involved clients ranging from individual inventors and small start-ups to large, established corporations. He also regularly advises foreign associates on Canadian prosecution issues. He consistently conducts his duties with a view to ensuring that his clients obtain the broadest possible protection for their intellectual property assets in Canada.

Rankings and recognition

  • Recognized in the 2015 edition of Who's Who Legal: Patents
Industrial Designs
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Agricultural Sciences


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Patent and Trademark Association of British Columbia
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