David Schwartz

Smart & Biggar

55 Metcalfe St, Suite 900, PO Box 2999, Stn D
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Y6
Phone: (613) 232-2486
Fax: (613) 232-8440
E-mail: deschwartz@smart-biggar.ca

Practice focuses on patent law, particularly in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry, as well as plant breeders’ rights. Advises on regulatory matters relating to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, data protection under the Food and Drug Regulations, and matters concerning the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. Appears regularly in oral proceedings before the Patent Appeal Board and has handled first-to-invent conflicts under the pre-1989 Patent Act. Has testified on patent law reform before both the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and the Senate National Finance Committee, and has lectured on patent law at Queen’s University and University of Ottawa. LMG Life Sciences Canadian Patent Attorney of the Year 2013. Best Lawyers 2016 Biotechnology Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Ottawa. Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada, LMG Life Sciences and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Patents. Past-President of Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. BSc Hons (Genetics); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. British Columbia Bar (1992) Alberta Bar (1993) Ontario Bar (2001).

Year Called to the Bar:1992 (BC); 1993 (AB); 2001 (ON)
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