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Oil & Gas

Ridout & Maybee LLP represents oil and gas producers, oil and gas service companies, and various other energy technology companies, by providing counselling on intellectual property issues and managing their worldwide intellectual property portfolios. We also have extensive experience in representing energy technology companies in patent litigation proceedings.

Our representative experience includes:

  • Patenting of steam-assisted gravity drainage (“SAGD”) processes for recovering bitumen from oil sands, including SAGD start-up, solvent-assisted SAGD processes, SAGD processes using non-condensable gases, and use of infill wells in late-stage SAGD processes
  • Patenting of novel technology for bitumen extraction from mined oil sands
  • Patenting of downhole tools and well completion technologies, including shifting tools, sliding sleeves, locator tools, ball drop systems, jetting tools, and wiper plugs
  • Patenting of artificial lift technologies
  • Patenting/commercialization of heavy oil upgrading technologies
  • Experience in patent litigation involving oil sands production technologies and oilfield services technologies
  • Retained by Alberta-based private equity firm for IP due diligence and IP transactional advice for acquisitions of oil & gas technologies
  • Advising on IP protection and commercialization strategies, conducting freedom-to-operate projects, patent drafting and prosecution and managing worldwide patent portfolio for oil sands producer
  • Advising on freedom to operate for engineering and construction company in respect of well pad designs
  • Advising on acquisition of patent portfolio relating to well completion technology
  • Advising on freedom to operate novel waterflooding process technology
  • Patenting, enforcing patents, and strategic IP advice in relation to nuclear technologies
  • Patenting of plasma reactor-based hydrogen production technology and related patent due diligence
  • Developing and executing on patenting strategy relating to novel emulsion fuel technology
  • Patenting of catalysts for pyrolytic decomposition of wastes

Have a question for a professional in our oil and gas group? See which members of our team can help you get started.

Our People

Kazim Agha

Patent Agent - Partner

Toronto

Charles A. Boulakia

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Timothy C. Bourne

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Ottawa

Mitchell B. Charness

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Ottawa

Steven Cheng

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Peter R. Everitt

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Lei Gao

Lawyer - Associate

Toronto

David Greer

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

David J. Heller

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

Steven Leach

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Bobby Leung

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Ken Ma

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Associate

Ottawa

Stephen Martin

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Victoria Townsend

Patent Agent - Associate

Toronto

Huijuan (Amanda) Zhang

Patent Agent Trainee

Ottawa