Borden Ladner Gervais is the largest national full-service firm in Canada, with offices in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Its leading intellectual property group specializes in providing advice on the development, protection, exploitation and use of IP. The firm’s patent services span from patent searching to prosecution and filing. The group is currently responsible for over 47,000 patent applications and patents, and over 37,000 trademark applications and registrations. Each of the IP group’s professionals has a scientific and/or legal background. Many also have advanced scientific degrees, engineering degrees, advanced graduate degrees and PhDs.