Charlene Lipchen

Counsel, Trademark Agent, Patent Agent


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Education & Qualifications

  • Registered Trademark Agent, Canada
  • Registered Patent Agent, Canada
  • Registered Patent Agent, United States
  • Alberta Bar (2014)
  • Ontario Bar (2010 – inactive)
  • JD (Toronto, 2009)
  • B.Sc. in chemistry with distinction (Calgary, 2005)
  • BA in English literature with distinction (Calgary, 2005)

Charlene is an intellectual property lawyer and registered patent and trademark agent in the firm’s Calgary office.

Charlene’s extensive experience in intellectual property law encompasses a wide spectrum of technologies and industries, focusing on drafting patent applications and negotiating the scope of patent claims with patent offices in Canada, the United States and around the world. Examples of technologies and industries for which Charlene has assisted clients in obtaining patents include: artificial intelligence, industrial robotic technology, clean energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, electrical transmission systems, transportation systems, agriculture, cannabis, medical devices, sports equipment and consumer products.

Charlene provides a range of intellectual property services and advice, 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, business-focused advice on infringement and freedom to operate matters
  • Conducting due diligence on intellectual property assets
  • Advising on the intellectual property aspects of commercial agreements and transactions
  • Member, Alberta Law Society
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)