Mining & Energy

The Firm’s Mining and Energy Group are professionals with extensive training and practical intellectual property experience in geology and mining techniques (including extractive metallurgy, mining chemistries and oilfield services technologies). Our group includes professionals who are members of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and active speakers at CIM conferences.

We assist our diversified resource and oilfield services clients, in North and South America and elsewhere, in developing, prosecuting, commercializing and litigating patents and in the development, protection licensing and enforcement of trade secret/confidential information, relating to:

  • Intelligent Well Systems
  • Hydraulic Flow Control Devices
  • Cased-Hole and Open Hole Feed-Through Packer Systems
  • Proppants
  • Fluid Additives
  • Upstream Chemicals
  • Downhole Communications Systems
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Cementing Systems
  • Raise Mining and Raiseboring
  • Surface Control Systems
  • Reinforced Arch and Tunnel Structures
  • Drainage, Ventilation and Utilidor Systems
  • Well Monitoring Services
  • EM and Mud Pulse Technologies
  • Coiled Tubing Services
  • Acidizing Services
  • Reservoir surveillance and Control Technologies
  • Offshore Stimulation Systems
  • Base Metal Concentrate Process Technology
  • Specialty and Precious Metals Technologies
  • Continuous and General Galvanizing Technologies
  • Non-Ferrous Metal Refining
  • Hydro-Metallurgical Technologies
  • Metal Alloying and Casting
  • Metal Salt Production
  • Metal Recycling
  • Electro-winning and Electro-refining
  • Metal Distillation
  • Metal Atomization
  • Battery Technologies

Our group also has experience in preparing various commercial agreements from specialized mining contracts to technology licenses as well as in intellectual property due diligence evaluations for the energy and mining sectors. The patent agent members of the group work closely with the litigators in matters involving patent infringement and validity issues and trade secret litigation.

The Mining & Energy Group