RESOLVING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES THROUGH MEDIATION

BIO

Charles Kent

Current Affiliation

  • IP Mediate

Professional Experience

  • Practiced as an intellectual property lawyer from 1970 until his retirement in 2008. During his practice he was responsible for a wide variety of IP matters in the fields of patents, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs.
  • He has had extensive experience in IP mediations as both counsel and mediator.

Primary Practice Areas

  • All areas of intellectual property.

Language Proficiency

  • English

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

  • Mediation Training, Saskatchewan Department of Justice (through Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution in Ottawa) (40 hr certificate course).
  • IP Mediation Training, Genevieve Chornenki and Richard Weiler (through Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution) (40 hr certificate program).
  • Commercial mediation training course (Richard Weiler) (24 hr course).
  • WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) workshop for mediators in Intellectual property disputes.
  • He has taken other courses in this field including numerous mediation training courses put on through the International Trademark Association.
  • He has delivered mediation education and training through the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and Canadian Bar Association. His dispute resolution affiliations include:
    • Member, INTA Panel of Neutrals
    • Member ADR Institute of Canada
    • Member of WIPO Panel of Neutrals

Selected Honours, Awards, Publications and/or Professional and Civic Associations

  • Author of numerous articles on dispute resolution and mediation as applied to IP disputes
  • International Mediation Institute Certified Mediator
  • Emeritus member of Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member of International Trademark Association
  • Past Chair of Ottawa-Carleton Board of Trade (Ottawa Chamber of Commerce)

Education

  • B.Sc. (Eng. Chem.) Queen’s University (Kingston)
  • Law Degree from the University of Ottawa

Contact Information

Charles Kent
IP Mediate,
#12 – 65 Whitemarl Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1L 8J9
Canada
Telephone: (613) 741-3256
E-mail: ckent@ipmediate.ca
Website: ipmediate.ca