Christopher Van Barr is a lead IP trial counsel and appeal counsel, appearing in courts across Canada. Practises exclusively in IP litigation with emphasis on complex patent litigation. Named “Canadian Patent Litigation Attorney of the Year – 2014” by Legal Media Group. Considerable expertise in patent, PM(NOC), trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. Acts on behalf of leading national and international pharmaceutical, software, manufacturing, and information technology clients. Registered Patent Agent since 2000. Ranked as leading IP litigator in multiple publications. Skilled in advising clients on strategic management of intellectual property including patent life cycle management. Chair of CBA IP Section Court Practice Committee. Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, American Intellectual Property Law Association, AIPPI, The Advocates' Society. Past Chair of the Gowling WLG IP Litigation National Practice Group. Frequently invited to lecture on intellectual property law at numerous conferences. Former Adjunct Professor of law, University of Ottawa. Called to the Bar in 1996.