Christine Collard

Christine Collard: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Senior Counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (757 Attorneys)
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 0R3
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Executive Summary

Christine Collard is a member of the National Intellectual Property Group, National Intellectual Property Litigation Group, National Oil and Gas Group, and Biotech and Pharmaceutical Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She became a registered trademark agent in 1995 and a registered Canadian patent agent in 1997. She focuses on patent litigation and patent prosecution and opinions, with an emphasis on technology related to oil and gas, industrial chemicals, and technology related to pharmaceutical and medical devices. She has expertise in strategic IP protection of technologies, obtaining patent protection worldwide, managing international IP portfolios and enforcing Canadian IP rights.

Publications & Presentations

•Author/Presenter, "" Using Competitive Intelligence to Drive Your IP Portfolio, "" Association of Corporate Counsel annual meeting, October 2013.
•Author/Presenter, ""Patent Strategies in the Oil and Gas Industry,"" World Heavy Oil Congress, September 2012.
•Author/Presenter, ""Patenting Life Sciences in Canada,"" International Bar Association conference, October 2011.
•Contributing Author, ""Life Sciences & Chemical Patent Practice in Canada: A Practical Guide,"" 3rd Edition, 2011, (available free of charge at ).

Rankings & Recognitions

•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2017 and 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Intellectual Property Law).

(Also at Ottawa, ON Office)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Oil and Gas

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of New Brunswick, B.Sc., 1989
Law School Attended:
University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 1992
Year of First admission:
1995, Ontario; registered Trade-mark Agent, 1995 and Canadian Patent Agent, 1997

Professional Involvement

•Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, International Bar Association; Officer, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Committee; Chair, Patent Subcommittee
•Member, Licensing Executives Society
•Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

•Volunteer, Ottawa Search and Rescue organization
•Member and Volunteer for local cycling, triathlon and sailing organizations

Reported Cases:
Representative Work; Patented technology in oil and gas areas such as in situ recovery methods, including steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and Vapex, refining processes including steam and solvent recovery processes, treatment of tailings, various downhole and surface equipment, fracturing and drilling fluids, carbon capture, pipeline transportation, and downstream products. Patented pharmaceuticals in the areas of cancer, anticoagulants and pain research while working in the IP department of a Canadian pharmaceutical company and in private practice. Patented medical devices including surgical and dental instruments, bone and joint implants, dental implants, wound dressings, hip and joint prosthesis, ultrasonic devices, systems and methods for controlling airway/breathing, polymer compositions, and cleaning solutions. Participated in patent infringement, validity and impeachment proceedings in Canadian federal and provincial courts. Acted on behalf of a large Canadian oil and gas producer defending their patent in federal court in an impeachment action. The patent relates to SAGD for oil recovery. Acted on behalf of a large US oil and gas service company in Federal Court in a patent infringement matter. The patents related to methods of hydraulically fracturing underground oil and gas formations. Acted on behalf of an Australian mining equipment supplier in federal court in a patent infringement matter. The patent relates to rock anchors for use in mines. Acted on behalf of an international smelting equipment supplier in federal court in a patent infringement matter. The patent relates to smelting equipment design.

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