Jeffrey Coghlan


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As a lawyer and patent agent, Jeff counsels clients on various intellectual property issues.

His practice focuses on acquiring patent protection in a variety of technology areas, including:

  • computer-related technologies
  • software-based inventions
  • telecommunications
  • artificial intelligence
  • wireless communications
  • clean technologies
  • medical devices and systems
  • optical sensing technologies
  • parallel processing
  • microwave sensors
  • spectral imagery
  • mechanical devices

He has extensive experience in overcoming challenges that arise in patenting software related inventions. Jeff also advises on:

  • intellectual property strategy
  • patent portfolio management 
  • patentability opinions
  • infringement and validity opinions

Jeff mentors law students of the University of Ottawa and is a Vice-Chair of the International Patent Laws Committee of the American Bar Association. He has been recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2020) of Managing Intellectual Property as a Rising Star.


  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for small, mid-sized and large domestic and international clients, including telecommunications equipment, internet technology and electronics.
  • 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 2021 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