Christopher Van Barr is recognized as one of Canada's leading intellectual property litigators. He has acquired considerable first-chair experience in complex patent litigation as well as in trademark and copyright litigation. He also has a wealth of experience in pharmaceutical patent litigation and in trade secret litigation. Chris advises clients on strategic management of intellectual property including patent life cycle management. He acts on behalf of leading national and international pharmaceutical, medical devices, aerospace, software, manufacturing and information technology clients. Chris served as an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law for eight years at the University of Ottawa and was Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Court Practice Committee for several years. Chris has been a Registered Patent Agent since 2000. He has been recognized in such publications as The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (including being named “Canadian IP Litigator of the Year in 2017”), IAM Patent 1000, and Expert Guides: Patents. Chris received the Best Lawyers 2020 Intellectual Property Law "Lawyer of the Year" award in Ottawa and, in 2021, he was similarly recognized in the field of Biotechnology Law.