Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gowlings
Website:  www.gowlings.com

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP is a leading international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals serving clients in 10 offices across Canada and around the world. Gowlings provides strategic counsel to energy and oil and gas clients for all their legal needs. Our professionals provide sophisticated depth and experience in this industry, we help protect, maintain, enforce and defend industry innovations.  Gowlings provides legal services in the fields of intellectual property including patents, trademarks and designs, business/corporate law, licensing, tax, real estate, etc.

Whether your needs relate to business law, high-stakes litigation, or intellectual property matters, we provide a full range of legal services to meet your unique needs and rise to any challenge that comes your way.

Licks Attorneys
Website:  lickslegal.com/index.php

Licks Attorneys is a Brazilian law firm providing global companies with complex litigation, strategic counseling, policy-making, IP prosecution and food and drug services. With offices in both Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, and a motivated team, we have the background, experience and technological capabilities to serve companies of all sizes.
Our legal team spans generations, offering decades of combined experience within the full range of our areas of practice, and with the collaboration of some of the most acclaimed lawyers in Brazil (with several national and international awards and recognitions, such as, for example, the most admired Brazilian IP Lawyer in 2011 and two partners recognized by the Chambers). A group of professionals that have the skills and the knowledge to offer our clients a fresh outlook on every case.
We are also proud, as a team, of our contribution to Brazilian intellectual property laws. With dedication and hard work, we were able to present challenges that made significant changes in the way those laws were interpreted. Changes that, by helping one client at a certain time, generated good repercussion for countless others.

Miltons IP
Website:  miltonsip.com

Our IP agency serves IP practitioners (both in-house and in private practice) by providing them with uniquely efficient foreign IP filing and prosecution.  Our consulting division provides highly practical advice and training for organizations that want to maximize the value of their intellectual properties.

Smart & Biggar
Website:  smart-biggar.ca

Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest and highest-ranked firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal. Our experience is unmatched and our goal is unwavering: to provide our clients with UNPARALLELED IP.

We recognize that strategic and effective intellectual property protection for energy development and exploitation requires an interdisciplinary scientific approach, and a sophisticated understanding of the competitive landscape for the technology. The members of our energy team have advanced degrees spanning mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering, chemistry, electronics, software, physics and biotechnology, as well as relevant practical experience in these areas. This sophisticated level of technical depth and expertise offers a powerful benefit to our clients, and is why we are regularly called upon to help our energy sector clients acquire, protect and leverage their IP assets and develop and implement IP strategy in support of their business objectives and corporate strategy. Our depth of experience is unmatched. We have the expertise and experience to safeguard your competitive position by providing unparalleled IP counsel.

Withers & Rogers LLP
Website:  www.withersrogers.com

Withers & Rogers LLP is a leading UK firm of patent and trade mark attorneys. The firm’s jurisdiction extends right across Europe as our attorneys have both European and UK chartered status.

We advise on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for inventions, trade marks, designs and artistic works. We have commercial and industrial experience, and our technical expertise covers all major technologies.

With offices in London, Bristol, Leamington Spa and Sheffield, we are organised in specialist practice groups who are able to serve the needs of a wide range of clients from start-ups, to established, SMEs, nationals and multinationals. We also work extensively within the higher education sector.

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Website:  www.skgf.com

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is an intellectual property law firm of 170+ professionals devoted solely to providing outstanding patent, trademark, Patent Office litigation, and district court legal services. Sterne Kessler’s service model is built on the unrivaled technical depth of its professionals. Most have an advanced technical degree and/or significant industry or academic experience, including more than 50 PhDs. Sterne Kessler is a leader in the new realm of contested proceedings before the USPTO, having filed more than 190 inter partes reviews and covered business method reviews on behalf of both patent owners and petitioners.

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Website:  www.bdplaw.com

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer’s (BD&P) history stretches back over a century, from small town Alberta to our presence in Calgary today as one of the largest leading law firms in Western Canada. The firm’s business is local, regional, national and international — yet its location is singular. Calgary. BD&P’s banking, commercial litigation, commercial real estate, commercial transactions, energy, insurance, securities and taxation practices were built on its reputation and they remain key areas of focus. To its newer practice areas, such as aviation, competition, intellectual property and technology, and international commercial arbitration they bring innovation and leading-edge talent combined with the credibility and integrity built over the firm’s long history. At BD&P, it’s not hard to quantify the depth of experience and expertise represented by a team of more than 140 lawyers and over 170 managerial, paralegal and support staff.

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