Jeffrey Coghlan


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Jeff is an experienced intellectual property lawyer and patent agent.

He works with clients to understand their business objectives and provides strategic legal counseling to establish and enhance their intellectual property strategies and rights.

He works with clients in various industries, including clean technologies, electric vehicles, medical devices, next generation telecommunications including 6G, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), oil and gas, and many more. His practice has a particular emphasis on assisting companies in identifying and protecting their inventions with patents. 

With a background in computer and electrical engineering, Jeff works with clients in a variety of technology areas, including artificial intelligence, software-based inventions, electrical and electronic devices, and mechanical devices and systems. Additionally, he has extensive experience in overcoming challenges that arise in patenting software related inventions.

Furthermore, Jeff assists clients in assessing the patentability of new inventions and assessing the validity and infringement of granted patents. He also helps clients protect the visual designs of their products by securing industrial design registrations. 

Additionally, Jeff mentors law students at the University of Ottawa, and is a Vice-Chair of the International Patent Laws Committee of the American Bar Association.

Outside of work, and above all else, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and young children. He enjoys outdoor activities, including running, cross country skiing, camping and swimming in the ocean. 


  • Preparing and filing patent applications for small, mid-sized and large domestic and international clients.
  • Directing the prosecution of international patent applications.
  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for universities, including physics and electrical engineering.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Mentor, JurisMentor Program, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2020) of Managing Intellectual Property as a Rising Star

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2009
  • Canadian Patent Agent
  • U.S. Patent Agent (for Canadian applicants)
  • J.D., Queen's University, 2008
  • B.A.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2004