Charlene Lipchen
Charlene Lipchen
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Charlene is a lawyer in Field Law's Calgary office and her experience relating to patent law spans many industries and areas of technology, including computer software, automotive parts and systems, agriculture, oil and gas, sport equipment, consumer products, medical devices and industrial robotic technology.

While Charlene’s focus is primarily on patent law, she has also worked with numerous product manufacturers, importers, and retailers to support them through complex regulatory issues relating to compliance and consumer product safety issues.
 
Charlene’s practice provides a range of services to clients including: 
  • Advising clients on how to protect their intellectual property assets
  • Drafting and filing patent applications
  • Providing clients with practical advice on infringement or freedom to operate matters
  • Advising clients throughout the entire product regulatory process, including fulfilling their regulatory reporting obligations and facilitating product safety investigations or product recalls when necessary 

Value to Clients

"Obtaining patent protection for inventions can be a long and complicated process. My role is to help clients seamlessly navigate the patent office by delivering relevant and timely strategies to clients at every stage of the process, with a focus on practical advice that is important to achieving business-oriented solutions. I am committed to showing clients that I care about their dreams and business goals as much as they do by taking the time to learn about their technology and business. If that means putting on my work boots and visiting the client’s site to review the technology in action, that’s exactly what I’ll do."

Outside the Office

Life isn’t just busy for Charlene at work but also at home. A young son in tow, Charlene enjoys hiking, camping and strength training because practicing a healthy lifestyle is important to her. A big part of that is cooking healthy meals and enjoying time around the dinner table with family and friends.
Calgary Bar Association
Member
2014 - Present
The Advocates Society
Member
2012 - Present
Ontario Bar Association
Member
2010 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
Member
2010 - Present
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Member
2010 - Present
Toronto Intellectual Property Group
Member
2010 - 2013
Gowlings Prize in Innovation Law and Policy
University of Toronto
2009
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Young Practitioners Committee
2014 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
Counterfeiting and Trade Offences Committee
2013 - Present
Bodum USA, Inc. v. Meyer Housewares Canada Inc., 2012 FC 1450, Federal Court
Education
University of Toronto, 2009, Juris Doctor
University of Calgary, 2005, Bachelor of Science, With Distinction, Chemistry
University of Calgary, 2005, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinctions, English
Canada, 2012, Trade Mark Agent
Admissions
Ontario,2010
Alberta,2014