Intellectual Property Litigation Associate

Reference # IPLA_-_11-22-17
Open Date November 22, 2017
Close Date December 22, 2017
Location Ottawa

BLG’s Intellectual Property Group is currently recruiting an Associate with a minimum of 2 - 4 years of relevant experience to join its team in the Ottawa office.

Applicants who have strong client management and teamwork skills are sought to assume responsibility in an active and diverse intellectual property litigation practice.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in the areas of patent litigation, including pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, copyright litigation and trademark litigation. The ideal candidate also will feel comfortable working in a team environment in a role supporting partners and other team members in respect of complex litigation files, interlocutory motions, discoveries, and trials and settlement discussions. The candidate must be a member of the Ontario Bar in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, and must appreciate the importance of providing excellent and responsive legal service to clients.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to build their own practice and expertise. This is an ideal position for someone who can hit the ground running, is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond their current skill level.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates.

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé and transcripts, and list of references by December 22, 2017, in confidence to:

Danielle Laflamme
Professional Recruiting Manager
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
100 Queen Street, Suite 1300, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J9

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes.

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.

BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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