Elliott Simcoe
Partner, Ottawa
Barrister and Solicitor,
Patent and Trademark Agent


Phone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
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Ontario Bar 1996
  • University of Waterloo B.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) 1991
  • Queen's University LL.B. 1994
  • Registered Trademark Agent 1996
  • Registered Patent Agent 1999
  • Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Diverse client experience, efficient procurement and high quality IP advice and counsel

Elliott has over two decades of wide-ranging experience in intellectual property law working with top-tier, blue chip companies and mid-size companies in high-growth industries. Understanding what his clients have on the line, and a commitment to their commercial success, drives him to ensure a highly precise, ‘no-surprises’ approach to the management of their IP portfolios, from prosecution to enforcement.

Both domestic and international companies — a significant number in the US — trust Elliott to manage and protect their IP in Canada and around the world, and provide strategic counsel to maximise opportunities that others may simply overlook.

Exceptional expertise in electrical, computer and software related patents, across industries

Elliott’s practice centers heavily on protecting and leveraging rights for technologies and innovations in electrical and computer related fields, including software and AI.  He works with clients across industries, to help them protect their innovations and apply his technical experience. This includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in Canada, and managing the filing and prosecuting of patent applications worldwide. He is also regularly involved with matters relating to patent litigation, Canadian trademark drafting and prosecution, and copyrights, bringing significant expertise in domain name matters, including acquisition and licensing to the table.

While the majority of Elliott's work is conducted for clients based in Canada and the United States, he also provides frequent assistance to clients of associate firms in the United States and Europe on matters related to procuring intellectual property protection in Canada.

He also serves as practice group leader for Patents, Electrical & Mechanical.

Recognized by clients and peers alike as a leader for IP in Canada

Elliott is honoured to have been listed in several Canadian and international directories and rankings as a leading lawyer for intellectual property.  He has been recognized as an “IP Star” for Patents and Trademarks by Managing Intellectual Property, for Patents by Euromoney Expert Guides and Who’s Who Legal, for IP by Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert, and Acritas.

Rankings and recognition

  • Recognized in 2018 and 2019 as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel in Acritas Stars
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Euromoney's Expert Guides: Patents
  • Recognized annually in The Best Lawyers in Canada under Intellectual Property Law since 2015
  • Recognized annually as an 'IP Star' since the inaugural edition in 2014 of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Patents
  • Recognized annually as an 'IP Star' since the inaugural edition in 2014 of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Trademark & Copyright
  • Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Patents 2015
  • Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Canada under Patent Agents in 2015 and 2016
  • Recognized annually in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory under Intellectual Property from 2012 to 2017
Copyright & Media
Software/Information Technologies
Licensing & IP Transactions


  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, International Trademark Association; member of the Online Reference Committee
  • Member, Canadian Intellectual Property Office Committee of Intellectual Property Experts (Trademarks and Domain Names)

Speaking engagements

  • "Protecting Your Software Inventions in a SaaS World", Tech Tuesday, Wesley Clover, November 2015
  • "Video Games and Protecting Your Valuable Intellectual Property – Why it's not Just a Game", at the International Game Conference, Ottawa, May 2015
  • "Dot com and other dots: choosing top level domains for domain name registration strategies" (moderator), panel discussion at the International Trademark Association's Annual General Meeting, Berlin, Germany, May 2008
  • "Regulators and Policy Considerations, Challenges and Realities of Business Method Patents," Patentability of Business Methods Invitational Forum, Alton, ON, April 2008
  • "Controlling Your IP in a Borderless Electronic World" (moderator), panel discussion at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s National Spring Meeting, Ottawa, April 2006


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