Christopher Robinson has repeatedly been recognized by his peers and clients alike as a leading expert in patent procurement in the life sciences and related industries. He has been practicing in this area for over 25 years, representing innovative biotechnology and chemical companies, with a particular emphasis on biologics and pharmaceuticals, and agricultural technologies.
He has extensive expertise with every facet of the patent procurement process and also provides strategic advice on portfolio management and licensing. His practice is diverse, including molecular biology, peptide chemistry, immunology and genetics based innovation. He has broad experience in patenting antibodies, vaccines, enzymes for use in the life sciences and industrial biotechnology, stem cells, gene therapy, and medical diagnostics. He assists clients in advising them on enforcement, including under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, and commercialization in Canada.
Mr. Robinson works with clients ranging from small and medium-sized life sciences and pharmaceutical companies to multinational corporations, and he also has experience working with universities. He manages global patent portfolios for his Canadian client base, and has been entrusted with protecting new innovation in Canada for many of the world’s leading chemical and biotechnology companies.
Chris is also a teacher, developing not only associates within the firm, but also educating new intellectual property leaders through university patent law classes and programs provided by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.
Rankings and recognition
- Recognized in The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2013
- Named Best Lawyers' 2013 Vancouver Intellectual Property Law Lawyer of the Year
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology Law
- Selected to appear in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory under Biotechnology
- Selected to appear in IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012
- Recognized annually since the inaugural edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada under Life Sciences
- Recognized in PLC Which Lawyer? under Life sciences: patent counselling
- Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; former member of the Patent Agents Examining Board
- Member, Licensing Executives Society
- Member, Association of University Technology Managers
- Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Member, LifeSciences BC
- "The Role of Patents in Drug Research" (co-presenters: Brian G. Kingwell, Andris D. Macins and Jeffrey D. Morton), Centre for Drug Research and Development, Vancouver, March 2010
- "Intellectual Property Law" (with Timothy P. Lo and Karen F. MacDonald), University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Winter session, 2000-2006 and 2008-2010
- "Module 1 — Drafting and Prosecution," IPIC Patent Agent Training course, Toronto, September-December session, 2007-2011