Sheldon Hamilton is a Principal in Smart & Biggar's Toronto office. For more than 25 years, Sheldon has acted as counsel for many of the world’s most innovative pharmaceutical companies in relation to commercially significant products. He has extensive trial experience focusing on issues of patent infringement and validity and damage quantification. Sheldon has appeared as trial and appellate counsel, including in proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Sheldon has been featured as a leading litigator in Benchmark Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Euromoney LMG Expert Guides: Life Sciences and Patents, LMG Life Sciences, MIP IP Stars: Patents, WIPR Leaders, The Legal 500 Canada, Who’s Who Legal for Canada, IP, Patents, and Life Sciences, IAM Patent 1000, and Lexpert. In 2020, he was awarded the LMG Life Sciences ‘Canadian Patent Litigator of the Year’ award. He is a member and former Director of The Advocates' Society and former Vice Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is a Fellow of IPIC and member of AIPPI. BASc (Chemical Engineering); LLB (Toronto). Registered Patent and Trademark Agent.