Agricultural Sciences
Our Agricultural Sciences practice group has unmatched experience as it relates to rapidly evolving agricultural technologies. Our multi-disciplinary team includes experts with advanced degrees in engineering, computer science, plant science, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and chemistry, some of whom are themselves inventors.  The breadth and depth of our experience allows us to provide the best possible technical and legal expertise to your agricultural innovations.

Our extensive expertise and technical training in relevant subspecialties enables us to offer unparalleled services relating to the protection of agricultural innovation, including, patenting of innovation, procurement of Plant Breeder’s Rights protection, trademark clearance and procurement, litigation proceedings, acquisition or licensing of new technologies, strategic management of international patent portfolios, or assistance with regulatory aspects related to your IP.

Our clients include ground-breaking startups as well as some of the largest agricultural products and services companies in the world, including agricultural manufacturing companies, agricultural chemical companies, seed companies, pulp and paper companies, and well-known research institutions and universities.

We have in-depth experience in all areas of the agricultural sciences, including:
  • biofuels and biomass
  • precision agriculture systems and methods
  • farm equipment
  • crop development, including genetic engineering (e.g. plant and animal expression systems, homologous recombination)
  • marker assisted breeding
  • stress tolerance
  • plant/microbe interactions
  • oenology, including viticulture, fermentation, yeast engineering
  • biomaterials (e.g. pulp and paper products, cellulose microfibrils, fiber-reinforced polymers)
  • fertilizers and nutrient formulations
  • silviculture, including artificial seeds
  • aquaculture and waste treatment technologies
  • animal feeds
  • food and beverage
  • nutritional supplements (e.g. natural products)
  • environmental biotechnology (e.g. gene containment, bioremediation)

To further serve the needs of our clients, we are actively involved in the evolution of Canadian intellectual property policy and legislation, and play an active part in major organizations to develop and promote the agricultural industry in Canada.


Primary Contacts
Daphne Lainson
Partner
Ottawa
Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent

Phone: 613.232.2486
Yoon Kang
Partner
Toronto
Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent

Phone: 416.593.5514
Christopher Robinson
Partner
Vancouver
Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent

Phone: 604.682.7780
Alistair Simpson
Partner
Calgary
Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Agent

Phone: 587.887.9997
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