Who we are

About Jenna

Jenna has more than 17 years’ experience in intellectual property law with a focus on patent drafting and prosecution. Her patent prosecution work emphasizes emerging technologies and subject areas that challenge the boundaries of current patent law, such as biotechnology and information technology. As a registered patent agent, she has drafted patent applications and procured patent rights for clients across a wide range of fields ranging from medicine to oil & gas to financial technology.

Jenna Wilson

Jenna Wilson
Direct: +1.416.543.6428
Email:  jenna.wilson@wilsonlue.com

Jenna Wilson

Jenna Wilson

Partner | Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent

+1.416.543.6428     jenna.wilson@wilsonlue.com

Jenna has more than 17 years’ experience in intellectual property law with a focus on patent drafting and prosecution. Her patent prosecution work emphasizes emerging technologies and subject areas that challenge the boundaries of current patent law, such as biotechnology and information technology. As a registered patent agent, she has drafted patent applications and procured patent rights for clients across a wide range of fields ranging from medicine to oil & gas to financial technology.

Professional memberships & committees

Professional memberships & committees

Jenna is active in the intellectual property community as a writer, speaker, and educator. In addition to authoring articles on intellectual property matters, she was co-author of the patents chapter in Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies published by Thomson Carswell. Currently, Jenna is teaching the Patent Law course at the University of Windsor, and is coaching the Windsor team in the 2017 International Patent Drafting Competition.

Jenna is also Vice-Chair of the Patent Practice Committee, a joint liaison committee of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada concerning Patent Office practice matters. She has also participated in consultative roles with CIPO on patent practice issues and the Canadian intellectual property regime. Jenna also served for several years on the Canadian Patent Agent Examining Board, which qualifies candidates for patent practice in Canada.

Representative work

Representative work

  • Managing large patent portfolios and providing drafting services to influential multinational companies in subject matter ranging from cryptography to consumer products
  • Drafting and advising on software development agreements and licenses in copyright and contractual disputes, and in support of start-up companies developing new technology
  • Developing patent portfolios and advising on patent strategy for small companies in the smart home industry
  • Acting as repair counsel in restoring patent applications to good standing

Professional qualifications & education

Professional qualifications & education

Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario 2000
Registered Patent Agent, Canada 2001
Registered Patent Agent, USA 2003
Registered Trademark Agent, Canada

J.D., University of Toronto, 1998
B.Sc. Physics, University of Waterloo, 1995

Selected publications & presentations

Selected publications & presentations

Intellectual Property Chapter, Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Canadian Precedents of Pleadings, Thomson Carswell (co­-author)
Patents Chapter, Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies, Thomson Carswell (co­-author)
“Copyright or Patent? How to Protect my Software”, presentation at EPICentre, University of Windsor, October 2016
Biotechnology Patents, presentation at EPICentre, University of Windsor, September 2016 (co-presenter)
“Nuts & Bolts of running an IP practice: engagement letters, file closing, retention and civility”, IPIC 89th Annual Meeting, Banff, October 2015 (Roundtable Facilitator)
“In an inventorship dispute, timing may be everything”, IP Frontline, July 2015 (co­-author) “Protecting that bright idea”, The Lawyers Weekly, March 2015 (co­-author)
“Bill C­11 changes the locks”, The Lawyers Weekly, November 2012 (co­author)
“When a patent’s promise is put to the test”, The Lawyers Weekly, June 2012 (co­-author)
“Court weighs in on patenting a method”, The Lawyers Weekly, January 2012
“US court redefines inequitable conduct in patent prosecution”, The Lawyers Weekly, July 2011
“Top court tackles copyright as legislation withers on the vine”, The Lawyers Weekly, May 2011 (co­author)
“It’s business as usual after Amazon.com–for now”, The Lawyers Weekly, November 2010
“Copyright bill disturbs rights balance between creators and users”, The Lawyers Weekly, August 2010 (co­-author)
“Summary Trials Promise IP Litigants More Cost­-Effective Resolutions”, The Lawyers Weekly, March 2010
“Avoiding the legal pitfalls of stock imagery”, The Lawyers Weekly, June 2009
“Federal Court of Appeal scotches opposition to whiskey trade­mark”, The Lawyers Weekly, May 2009 (co­-author)