November 16, 2015
Field Law Announces Addition of John McGee to the Business Law Group
Field Law is pleased to welcome John McGee as an Associate with the Business Law Group, effective November 16, 2015....
Field Law is pleased to welcome Gord Van Vliet as a Partner in the Business Group, effective November 2, 2015....
Intellectual Property (IP) includes patents, confidential information, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, and information and technology not registrable but nonetheless protectable. IP exists in equipment and process improvements and designs, know how around making and operating improved equipment and processes, and in intangible forms such as mere ideas not yet reduced to practice, software, or "goodwill and trade dress" that can be copied to a competitor's advantage.
Patents - Field's patent agents Antony (Tony) Edwards, P.Eng. LL.B., Thomas Malyszko P.Eng. (Mechanical), J.D., Shohini Bagchee, P.Eng., M.Eng. (Chem.) and Charlene Lipchen (B.Sc. (Chem.), B.A., J.D.) (Trainee) have a broad subject matter familiarity with a strong background and focus in Alberta’s Oil and Gas Sector including drilling and completion, fracking operations, SAGD and other oilsands technology, artificial lift, miscellaneous downhole tools, midstream processes, and other oil recovery production methods.
Our Agents include lawyers and engineers, together having over 50 years combined experience in writing and successfully prosecuting hundreds of patents. They advise on "prior art," patenting strategies and disputes.
The patent group also includes Neil Kathol LL.B., who has over 25 years of experience in commercial litigation with an emphasis in patent and trade secret litigation, in several important court cases. Neil also conducts patent infringement analysis, freedom-to-operate analysis, patent ownership disputes, novelty/anticipation and other validity issues.
Trademarks - Field Law has eight registered trade mark agents with over one hundred years of combined experience dealing with an extensive array of issues for clients. Our clients range in industry from financial services, entertainment and fashion to construction to food and beverage; and in size from major universities and multinational corporations to family businesses.
We provide a full range of services:
Copyright and Industrial Design - Our lawyers serve clients in many different industries, including universities, the energy sector, manufacturers, the software development industry, the entertainment industry and media publishers. We provide a full range of services including:
Commercial IP Including Technology Licensing, Purchase and Sale - we provide extensive services related to the identification, capture, assignment, development and exploitation of patented and non-patented technology including:
IP Litigation - Field has broad litigation experience in IP matters. Our experience includes patent, copyright, trademark and design infringement prosecution, trade secret/breach of confidence actions, ownership disputes, defending infringement claims, breaches of IP commercial agreements including licenses, asset purchase and sale, and distribution agreement disputes. We have performed trial and appeal work in these areas, with extensive experience in both the Provincial Courts and the Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and in Arbitrations and Mediations.