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Ian Bies

Ian is an IP, IT and commercial lawyer with experience in a wide variety of industries, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical. Ian is also a registered Trademark and Patent agent.

At Caravel Law, Ian manages intellectual property portfolios of clients in Canada and internationally, including day-to-day patent and trademark prosecution, and broader strategy advice. He assists clients with patent drafting, providing strategic advice on intellectual property strategy and enforcement, conducted patent infringement due diligence, draft infringement and validity opinions, assisted in patent litigation, conduct trademark oppositions, and advise on domain name dispute matters. He also drafts, reviews and negotiates intellectual property, technology and privacy provisions in asset and share purchase agreements.
Ian also provides clients with advice on consumer protection issues and reviews marketing and advertising materials, promotions, contests and labels. Ian has drafted a broad spectrum of agreements, including master service agreements, contract research and development agreements, collaboration agreements, supplier agreements, service level agreements, sales and marketing agreements, NDAs, licences, employment and consultant agreements, material transfer agreements and intellectual property assignments.

In his previous roles, he advised extensively on regulated products, including drugs, food and alcohol, and has liaised with Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on various matters, including product recalls. With both in-house legal and start-up experience, Ian can provide a greater engagement and comfort with clients of all levels.

FORMER FIRMS & IN-HOUSE ROLES
Northern Biologics Inc.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

EDUCATION
McGill University, B.Sc. (1999)
Queen’s University, LL.B. (2002)