Toronto (June 4, 2014) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has been ranked in the silver tier in the category of Litigation and Transactions in the 2014 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. The annual publication released this week also recommended BLG in the area of prosecution. The publication acknowledges both individual and firms for their expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice.

This year, IAM Patent 1000 also recommended the following BLG professionals for their outstanding work:



Kathleen Marsman

Kevin LaRoche

Neil H​enderson

Jamie Mills

Curtis Behmann


Mark Vickers


Jennifer Raoul


Geoffrey de Kleine


Andrew Sojonky


The strength of BLG’s Intellectual Property Group (IP) lies in the diversity of our professionals.  Many of BLG’s IP professionals hold advanced scientific, engineering and graduate degrees in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, physics, electronics, electrical engineering, engineering physics, as well as PhDs in the fields of analytical chemistry, applied chemistry, genetics, nutrition & metabolism, plant biogenetics, oncology and telecommunications. This ensures that they have the knowledge and technical expertise to counsel our clients in numerous areas of patent law.

The IP group at BLG provides sophisticated patent services to assist companies in many different technology fields to acquire and protect patent rights strategically in Canada, the United States and the rest of the world. The group currently maintains more than 58,000 patent applications and over 4,000 industrial design applications and registrations.

The IAM Patent 1000 lists best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners in 50 key jurisdictions. In order to identify the leading firms and practitioners, a dedicated IAM research team conducts almost 1,000 phone interviews with numerous patent professionals and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is a pre-eminent full-service, national law firm focusing on business law, commercial litigation and arbitration and intellectual property solutions for our clients. With more than 750 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals in six Canadian cities, BLG assists clients with their legal needs, from major litigation to financing and patent registration.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: 

Eusis Dougan-McKenzie
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP