Charlene Lipchen
Charlene Lipchen
Lawyer, Patent Agent
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Charlene Lipchen is a lawyer in Field Law's Calgary office. Her experience relating to patent law spans many industries and technologies, including artificial intelligence, automotive parts and control systems, transportation systems, agriculture, cannabis production and processing systems, oil and gas, software-implemented inventions, sport equipment, consumer products, medical devices and industrial robotic technology. 

Charlene provides a range of intellectual property services to clients, including: 

  • Strategically advising how to protect intellectual property assets, through patents, industrial design and design patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrets
  • Drafting and filing patent applications
  • Providing practical advice on infringement and freedom to operate matters
  • Negotiating agreements to license or transfer intellectual property assets

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 offices in Canada, the United States and around the world, using strategies carefully selected to help achieve the client’s commercial goals.  I focus on delivering practical and timely advice for attaining business-oriented solutions.  I am passionate about intellectual property law and committed to showing clients that I care about their dreams and business goals as much as they do, by taking the time to truly understand their technology and business.  The best part of my practice is the opportunity to meet with clients, whether in a boardroom, manufacturing plant or testing site, to review their technology in action."

Outside the Office

Life isn’t just busy for Charlene at work but also at home.  With her young children and dogs in tow, Charlene enjoys hiking, biking and strength training because practicing a healthy lifestyle is important to her. She enjoys preparing healthy meals and spending time around the dinner table with family and friends.
Calgary Bar Association
2014 - Present
The Advocates Society
2012 - Present
Ontario Bar Association
2010 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
2010 - Present
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
2010 - Present
Toronto Intellectual Property Group
2010 - 2013
Gowlings Prize in Innovation Law and Policy
University of Toronto
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Young Practitioners Committee
2017 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
Counterfeiting and Trade Offences Committee
2013 - Present
Bodum USA, Inc. v. Meyer Housewares Canada Inc., 2012 FC 1450, Federal Court
University of Toronto, 2009, Juris Doctor
University of Calgary, 2005, Bachelor of Science, With Distinction, Chemistry
University of Calgary, 2005, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction, English Literature
Canada, Patent Agent
United States, Patent Agent
Canada, Trade Mark Agent
Ontario (inactive),2010