Stephen Ferance

Adjunct professor

Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

Stephen Ferance is a graduate of UVic Law and a partner in the Vancouver office of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP. His practice focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for computer-related inventions including: software, e-commerce, encryption and other Internet technologies, electronics hardware, telecommunications inventions including fibre optic networks and wireless networks, applied physics inventions including semiconductor chip manufacturing processes and medical imaging technologies, bioinformatics inventions, automotive inventions including power supply and control systems for hybrid electric vehicles, and numerous other technologies.

Stephen also advises his patent clients on a wide range of intellectual property law issues, and acts as a consultant in intellectual property litigation matters. He has successfully appeared before the Canadian Patent Appeal Board, and routinely practises before international intellectual property organizations and offices. He was named as the Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 rankings for Vancouver, and has also been recognized by Lexpert as a leading intellectual property lawyer, by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s leading patent agents, and by LMG Life Sciences as a Life Science Star for his work with medical devices.

  • BSc – Toronto (1994)
  • LLB – UVic  (1998)
  • Registered Patent Agent – (2000)
  • Registered Trade-mark Agent – (2000)