Christopher C. Van Barr

Gowling WLG

Christopher C. Van Barr, Gowling WLG
160 Elgin St, Suite 2600
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Phone: (613) 786-8675
Fax: (613) 563-9869

Named “Canadian IP Litigator of the Year in 2017” by Managing Intellectual Property, Christopher Van Barr is one of Canada's leading intellectual property litigators.He has accumulated considerable first-chair experience in complex patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright litigation. Chris has appeared as lead trial counsel and appeal counsel for leading international pharmaceutical, medical device, aerospace, software, manufacturing and information technology clients. He was also named "Canadian Patent Litigation Attorney of the Year" in 2014 by Legal Media Group and is ranked as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Canada and as a leading IP litigator by Chambers Global, Lexpert, Managing IP, The Best Lawyers in Canada, IAM Patent 1000 and Who’s Who Legal. A registered patent agent since 2000, Chris also served as Adjunct Professor of Patent Law for eight years at the University of Ottawa. During his career, Chris has accumulated considerable experience in advising clients on the commercial management of intellectual property.

Year Called to the Bar:1996 (ON)