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Geoffrey is a registered Canadian and U.S. patent agent with over 20 years of experience in mechanical, materials and metallurgical, and electrical fields including medical devices, oil and gas, water treatment, consumer products, semiconductor packaging, and heat exchanger technologies. Geoffrey is also a Professional Engineer.
He focuses his practice on:
patent application drafting and prosecution
industrial design protection
intellectual property management
patentability searches and opinions
Intellectual property protection strategies
Prior to joining BLG, he worked at a leading IP boutique firm. Geoffrey also previously worked in industry as an engineer.
Within BLG, Geoffrey is the Regional Group Manager for Specialized Business Law in Vancouver.
Geoffrey provides legal services through a Law Corporation.
Geoffrey fournit des services juridiques par l’intermédiaire d’une société professionnelle.
"Mr. de Kleine is thorough in his approach; he makes an effort to check details and get confirmations before acting, often anticipating situations and thereby preventing potentially costly mistakes."
"He always has his clients' best interests at heart, providing quality service without incurring unnecessary costs."
"Mr. de Kleine is personable and it is a pleasure to work with him; he is hands down, my top choice for patent prosecution in Canada and I trust his advice completely."
"He is knowledgeable and provides practical solutions and recommendations."
Drafting and prosecuting patent applications in Canada, the U.S. and internationally.
Preparation and prosecution of Industrial Design applications.
Developing and providing opinions on patentability, infringement, validity, inventorship and freedom-to-operate issues.
Undertaking IP due diligence reviews.
Advising on patent filing, Industrial Design, and IP portfolio strategies.
2019 Course Co-ordinator (since 2011) and tutor (since 2004) for FICPI Academy of Education - Patent Drafting Course - South East Asian Edition (formerly the South East Asian Drafting (SEAD) Course).
2018 Course Co-ordinator for FICPI Academy of Education - Patent Drafting Course – Latin American Edition.