Allan Colquhoun, counsel to Cobalt, is a lawyer and patent agent specializing in Intellectual Property, with a particular focus on patents. Allan began his career at Research in Motion, drafting patent applications and providing patent litigation support including prior art searching. He has also worked for several years at Torys LLP in Toronto and also worked at a Bay Street boutique IP law firm. Allan left Bay Street to manage the defense of a major patent litigation at a corporation owned by major Canadian financial institutions. This involved cross-border litigation strategy, litigation support and preparation, prior art searching and analysis, contract negotiations, and liaising with business executives. Since then Allan has worked almost exclusively for early and growth stage companies on patent and trademark related matters.