Canadian Lawyer InHouse

April/May 2021

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Page 18 of 43 17 Bright minds protecting bright ideas since 1893 Ranked as one of Canada's top IP law firms in both Canadian and international surveys of in-house counsel, we understand the business of innovation and the vital role that IP plays in today's competitive, market-driven economy. TORONTO | OTTAWA | BURLINGTON PATENTS | TRADEMARKS | INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS | COPYRIGHT | IP LITIGATION Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP Vancouver | Since 1977, Oyen Wiggs has been the go-to firm for clients in western Canada seeking assistance with IP matters. The firm has grown to 18 lawyers with a diverse range of technical backgrounds, all of whom are either registered patent agents or patent agent trainees. The firm's clients range from universities and startups to governments and major interna- tional corporations, and they span a wide range of industries from agtech through to artificial intelligence. From the firm's base in Vancouver, it helps its clients secure their IP in Canada, the U.S. and around the globe. Ridout & Maybee LLP Toronto, Ottawa, Burlington, Ont. As a leading protector of intellectual property in Canada since 1893, Ridout & Maybee LLP consistently ranks as one of Canada's top IP law firms in both Canadian and international surveys. With more than 35 professionals across three offices, the firm files an average of 3,000 patent and 1,000 trademark applications per year and is one of the country's longest-operating IP firms. The majority of Ridout & Maybee LLP's profes- sionals have advanced degrees in science, engineering and IT and law, and they are members of numerous organizations and associations. The firm's co-founder John Ridout was the author of one of the first Canadian textbooks on patents titled "Ridout on Patents" published in 1894, and J. Edward Maybee was the first president of what is today the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

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