Selena Kim

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Selena Kim

Partner, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Selena Kim focuses her practice on all areas of intellectual property, including patents, designs, copyrights and trademarks. Kim is a specialist in intellectual property for patents, trademarks and copyrights, certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada, and is the first woman designated as a specialist for patents in the law society’s history. She is also a patent agent registered with both the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is experienced in patent litigation, particularly involving patents for complex mechanical, electronic and chemical inventions. Recently, she successfully litigated and obtained a permanent injunction on behalf of a patentee in a case pertaining to a patented manufacturing procedure for polymer pipes. Beyond her legal practice, she actively participates in numerous professional associations, such as the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the American Bar Association. She sits as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property, published by the Federated Press, and as chairwoman of the board of Autism in Mind. She also spearheads GROW, Gowling WLG’s networking and professional development group for women.

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