333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1991 (ON)
Partner. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent in Canada and Registered Patent Agent in the US. Practice focuses on all intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation and patent prosecution. Has appeared in the trial and appeal levels of the Federal Court and in the Supreme Court of Canada in cases ranging from pharmaceutical products to construction toys to washing machine agitators. Advises clients on pre-litigation issues such as providing freedom-to-operate, infringement, and validity opinions. Cases have involved issues including anticipation, obviousness, utility, infringement, the doctrine of functionality in trademark law, survey evidence, and copyright infringement. Has a patent prosecution practice with an emphasis on patenting in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Lexpert, Euromoney, and Chambers, and in The Legal 500 Canada,Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal Canada, IAM Patent 1000, and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars for patents. Co-author of two of the leading patent textbooks in Canada. Frequent author and speaker on IP law. Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, The Advocates’ Society, Canadian Bar Association, and American Intellectual Property Law Association.