Mechanical & Industrial Processes
Oil & Gas
Licensing & Transactions
B.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), Queen's University, 1981
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1984
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1986
Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 1988
Registered United States Patent Agent, 1988
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1987
Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)
Canadian Energy Pipline Association (CEPA)
Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA)
Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE)
Chemical Institute of Canada
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
The Lawyers Club
Philip C. Mendes da Costa
B.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), LL.B.
Philip C. Mendes da Costa is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Head of the Mechanical & Industrial Processes practice group. He is also the Editor of the Patent Newsletter.
Philip advises clients on the development and implementation of strategic IP portfolio creation and management. His experience includes obtaining patent, industrial design and trademark rights for clients around the world. He focuses on a variety of areas, including consumer products, the oil and gas industry, water treatment and mining, and has in-depth knowledge on all aspects of IP, including water purification; petrochemicals; oil and gas recovery technologies; petroleum refining; ore processing and mineral recovery; syngas production; seismic exploration; methanol production; and gas scrubbing.
Philip was the Chair of the Organizing Committee for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) 2014 Congress in Toronto, a member of the Membership Committee of AIPPI, a member of the Standing Committee on Patents (Q228) of AIPPI, a member of CET3 of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), a member of the Professional Excellence Commission of FICPI, a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association's (AIPLA) Design Committee, and a member of the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association’s (IPO) International Patent Law and Practice Committee. Philip is a recipient of the AIPPI Award of Merit. Philip is a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's (CBA) National Intellectual Property Section, and has sat on the CBA's Executive of the National Sections Council. In addition, Philip has held various positions on Ontario Bar Association (OBA) committees.