Areas of industrial expertise


Our petrochemical practice group is a multidisciplinary team of chemical, metallurgical, mechanical, computer and electrical engineers, chemists and lawyers including internationally renowned IP professionals.

Our professionals offer a wide range of services related to intellectual property in the petrochemical arts. Our services include patentability and patent landscape searches, drafting and prosecution of patent and industrial design applications, and the preparation of trademark and copyright applications. We also provide infringement and validity opinions.

We have extensive experience and understanding in IP legal counselling with respect to petrochemical technologies spanning upstream and downstream operations including enhanced oil and gas in situ recovery processes, heavy oil and bitumen extraction, upgrading and refining, tailings and wastewater treatment.

Members of our team also have technical expertise to provide IP counselling on technologies pertaining to mechanical equipment and materials engineering for petrochemical processing, as well as the use and production of chemical compounds in the context of the petrochemical industry.

Our petrochemical practice group is called upon to contribute its expertise to the valuation process related to the transfer, acquisition and financing of companies. We also specialize in complex freedom-to-operate opinions, due diligence, patent litigation and contractual matters, striving to provide practical solutions to complex problems.