Named “Canadian IP Litigator of the Year in 2017” by Managing Intellectual Property, Christopher Van Barr is one of Canada's leading intellectual property trial and appeal lawyers. Practises exclusively in IP litigation with emphasis on complex patent litigation. 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.Also named “Canadian Patent Litigation Attorney of the Year – 2014” by Legal Media Group. Skilled in advising clients on strategic management of intellectual property including patent life cycle management. Past 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. Frequently invited to lecture on intellectual property law at numerous conferences. Former Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Ottawa for eight years. Called to the Bar in 1996 (Ontario).