79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Chair of Torys' Intellectual Property and Food and Drug Regulatory Practices. Practises exclusively in the areas of IP, and food and drug regulatory law. Advises on regulatory clearance and IP protection of products. Expertise includes strategic advice on identifying IP and regulatory assets, obtaining and maintaining market exclusivity using IP and regulatory laws, exploiting IP assets and enforcing IP rights. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent in the United States and Canada. Highly recommended for her IP, biotechnology, licensing and regulatory practice in various publications internationally. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Memberships and affiliations include BIO, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Food and Drug Law Institute, American Intellectual Property Law Association and Licensing Executives Society. Ontario Bar, 1987. LLB, 1985, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
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.