Patent Agent

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In addition to remaining one of Hamilton’s leading providers of legal solutions, Gowling WLG continues to be a major driver of economic activity and innovation throughout the Golden Horseshoe region.
Harnessing our broad industry expertise, far-reaching global platform, and forward-thinking partnerships with key local stakeholders — including the City of Hamilton, McMaster University and Mohawk College — we connect business to a world of opportunity and provide the tools needed to accelerate growth, innovation and commercial success. 

This dedication to excellence and collaboration begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Russia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, creativity and community-mindedness to the delivery of outstanding client service. 

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. Our multidisciplinary 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. 

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.  



Gowling WLG’s Hamilton office is currently seeking a Patent Agent to join its dynamic Intellectual Property Group and contribute to one of the most disruptive partnerships between research, the law, and private industry anywhere in the world.  

This is a unique opportunity, and the successful candidate must be highly motivated, with excellent writing and
communication skills, and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative team environment. The successful candidate will possess a degree in a life science such as biology/chemistry/biochemistry or a related discipline and ideally have 2-3 years experience as a registered agent drafting and prosecuting patent applications within this subject matter field. 




Applications can be submitted through our online portal.


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. 

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