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Associate - Patent Prosecution (Life Sciences)

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Job Description

Vancouver, British Columbia
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Suite 2300, Bentall 5, 550 Burrard Street Vancouver BC V6C 2B5 Canada
patent agent, lawyer
permanent, full-time


At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support staff work together as a team, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


Gowling WLG Vancouver has developed a highly respected patent practice and we are seeking an Associate to join our busy and growing team. 


The ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree in life sciences and will have at least two years of experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.  You will also have developed strong file management skills and have a desire to gain exposure to increasingly challenging work.  Being a registered Canadian patent agent and lawyer is also desirable but not essential.  We offer a collaborative, supportive and respectful workplace.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume via email to Ernie Gauvreau, General Manager, at ernie.gauvreau@gowlingwlg.com, including the job title in the subject line and a summary of your applicable experience in the body of the email.

Gowling WLG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or gender identity.  We foster an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Ernie Gauvreau, General Manager