Mining and Oilfield
We also from our prairie roots have experience in intellectual property issues related to primary resources, mining and oil field technologies. Potash and uranium mining are two key industries in Saskatchewan, and in Western Canada we also see a large amount of oil and gas exploration and recovery work which is constantly generating new and innovative products and ideas, and recovery methods. We have experience in the strategic planning and execution of intellectual property plans in all of these industries, from the development of protection strategies through to the drafting and prosecution of patent or other applications.
Our experience in the patent litigation realm is also relevant to this area, in light of the similarity in technologies and technology subject matter between this area and others in which I have conducted litigation in the past. Aggressive exclusive enforcement of patent rights is often the norm in this industry and my past experience in this regard is of assistance for clients.