Graeme Boocock

PhD

Patent Agent, Partner

Ottawa
GBoocock@blg.com
613.369.4775
Graeme specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the life sciences, including personalized medicine and antibody technologies. He counsels clients on patenting strategies and assists with managing international portfolios.
Graeme also assists clients with Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) applications. He is an amateur plant breeder and recently developed a new Passiflora variety, ‘Pole Star,’ for which a PBR registration is pending.
Graeme conducted his doctoral research at The Hospital for Sick Children, which culminated in the discovery of the human gene that is mutated in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome – an inherited disease involving bone marrow failure, leukemia risk, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency and varied developmental problems. 

Graeme then worked for three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, focusing on synthetic biology and protein engineering.
 

Experience

  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for biotechnology, life sciences and pharmaceutical inventions for Canadian and international patent offices.
  • Providing opinions on patentability, infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate issues.
  • Advising and assisting with technology transfer in Canadian universities and teaching hospitals.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Intellectual Asset Magazine's (IAM) Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals (Patent Prosecution - Recommended).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2014
  • Registered U.S. Patent Agent for Canadian applicants, 2014
  • PhD, University of Toronto, 2006
  • BSc (Hons), University of Toronto, 1999