Grant LyndsBSc, BEng, LLB



Offices: Ottawa (Canada)

Languages spoken: English


Telephone (Office): +1 613 236 9561

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Grant Lynds

Grant is a Canadian Patent and Trademark Agent, Barrister and Solicitor. His practice covers patent and industrial design prosecution, patent and trademark litigation, as well as IP licensing, infringement and validity opinions, IP counsel for corporate transactions and patent portfolio management. Before returning to private practice in 2005, Grant spent a number of years as in-house IP licensing and litigation counsel for Nortel, a multinational telecommunications company. In that role, Grant negotiated patent licences and managed US and Canadian litigation, arbitration and mediation in a variety of subject areas, including patent and copyright infringement and litigation regarding patent indemnities.

After graduating in mechanical engineering, Grant started his career as a production engineer with Shell Canada in Calgary and also worked as an Internal Auditor during a cross-functional transfer within Shell. With this experience, Grant appreciates the technical aspects of subsurface operations in the oil and gas industry, as well as the broader corporate perspective when assessing risk associated with IP and related enforcement strategies.

As a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Grant served as a member of Council from 2010-2012 and rejoined Council in 2015 as a member of the Executive. Grant was elected as the President of IPIC for 2017-2018, and continues to serve as a Past President. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 to 2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Intellectual Property Law. Grant has also been listed as an expert by Who’s Who Legal: Patents for the 2016 to 2019 editions, by Managing Intellectual Property as an IP Star (Trademark) in 2018-2019 and as one of the World's Leading Practitioners in the 2016 and 2018 editions of Euromoney's Expert Guides – Trade Mark.

Grant was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1997 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001. Grant is also a registered patent and trademark agent in Canada, a patent attorney in the United States and a professional engineer in Alberta and Ontario. 

Grant Lynds works in the following sectors

Mechanical Engineering
Medical devices
Oil and Gas

Canadian prosecution and enforcement

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POSTED 28 April 2015

IP amendments in 2015 Canadian Budget

Canadian Patent, Trade-marks and Industrial Design Acts to be amended to include statutory privilege provisions

POSTED 27 April 2015

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