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Neil Kathol

Bar Admissions
1988 - Alberta Bar

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property and Technology
CleanTech and Clean Energy

2014 - Best Lawyers International

Neil joined the firm in July 2010 after spending 10 years with a Calgary firm where he was a partner and Chair of its Intellectual Property Group.

Neil practices a broad range of technology and intellectual property law including patent and technology freedom-to-use and infringement due diligence, technology licensing, and related commercial work; as well as litigation matters wherein patent, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and designs are in issue along with the usual array of contractual, fiduciary and other issues. Neil is a registered Trade-mark Agent for Canada and enrolled for prosecuting trademarks in the United States, and his trademark practice includes oppositions and appeals.

Neil has assisted on the technology issues arising in many kinds of commercial transactions. He has lead IP teams who analyze new technology being considered for purchase or license, drafted technology transfer documentation and advised on the kinds of agreements which protect clients during the testing and acquisition of technology. He has also advised many clients with international patent, trademark and copyright protection concerns.

Neil has appeared as counsel in several trials before both the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and in the Federal Court. He has argued numerous appeals before the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has appeared before the Trademarks Opposition Board and other Boards. He has participated in several mediations and arbitrations both as counsel for a party and as a mediator.


Contact Neil

Office:   Calgary  
Phone:   403 260 8564  
Fax:   403 264 7084