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Nicole GadeNicole Gade

Nicole is one of our Patent Coordinators.

She has been working in intellectual property law since 2002, and brings with her a strong knowledge of international patent prosecution and experience with high level practice management.  She has worked directly with Canadian, US, and other international patent and industrial design filings. From preparing and filing formal documents with patent offices and for foreign associates worldwide to the recording of transfers and changes in ownership of patent portfolios, she enjoys supporting the diversity of clients and professional colleagues at other patent firms that is the bread-and-butter of a global IP practice.

Nicole began her legal career in a boutique IP firm in Vancouver.  When this practice was merged into a national law firm, she rose from Senior Patent Paralegal to IP Coordinator responsible for a practice group of six agents and eleven support staff.  While she excelled at the challenge of helping to manage the work flows in such a large group, she was eager to return to the more direct, hands-on, and client-focussed prosecution support that Vanguard is committed to provide.

When Nicole is "relaxing," she takes every available opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with her family and to spend quality time with her two young children. Some of her hobbies and interests include “persuading” her kids to eat, ride their bicycles, hike, go camping, and read.

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