79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Eileen is a co-founder of the Intellectual Property and Food and Drug Regulatory practices at Torys. She represents the entire spectrum of companies on regulatory clearance and intellectual property protection of products. Across sectors — including life sciences (pharmaceuticals, medical devices, natural health products), agribusiness, consumer products and more — Eileen helps clients identify, protect and leverage IP and regulatory assets, obtain and maintain market exclusivity, handle high-risk situations (corrective actions, recalls, regulatory orders), and navigate the impact of current and proposed laws on clients’ ability to sell products. Eileen also has market-leading experience with patented medicines and the oversight of Canada’s Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB). Eileen also represents investors and companies looking to finance or invest in companies with intellectual property and regulatory assets, as well as companies looking to acquire or divest such assets. Eileen is a Registered Patent and Trademark Agent in the United States and Canada. She is also a Certified Licensing Professional of the Licensing Executive Society (LES).
On June 6, 2017, Village Farms International, Inc. (Village Farms) and Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc., together with its affiliates (Emerald), entered into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture for large-scale, high-quality, low-cost cannabis production. Under the terms of the agreement, Village Farms initially contributed a 1.1-million square-foot greenhouse facility in Delta, BC.