What We Do

Our expertise spans across various sectors including pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, natural resources, IT, software, communications, and medical devices. We are known for stepping in on difficult cases, providing strategic advice, and resolutely representing our clients on appeal. Dive in to learn more about our services and how we can help you navigate the complex landscape of intellectual property law.

Unrivaled Litigation Expertise

We are a team of seasoned trial lawyers with a wealth of experience in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. Our track record in representing pharmaceutical manufacturers in patent litigation is unrivaled, with a history of winning cases that others have lost. We’ve taken on some of the most challenging cases, including addressing numerous compound, formulation, and use patents on blockbuster drugs. Our lawyers have prevailed in pivotal cases that continue to shape Canadian patent law.

Pharmaceutical Market Specialists

We have developed broad expertise in various commercial and regulatory aspects of the Canadian pharmaceutical market, including hospital, prescription pharmacy, and OTC products. On behalf of our clients, we have obtained judgments awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for lost sales.

Biopharmaceutical Experts

Our team has the technical background required for biopharmaceutical products. Many of our lawyers hold advanced degrees in life sciences and have first-hand experience in the expression and high-resolution characterization of recombinant protein products. We were counsel in the first biosimilar patent litigation in Canada.

Natural Resources Sector

We have successfully represented clients in high stakes patent litigation in the natural resources sector involving hard rock directional drilling, pipe heating cable used in mining operations, coiled tubing injector systems, drilling fluid recovery and recycling technology, and oils sands tailings ponds remediation.

IT, Software and Communications

Our team has a broad range of experience in successfully enforcing and defending our clients in intellectual property disputes in the constantly evolving IT, Software, and Communications sectors.

Medical Device Companies

Our lawyers have represented innovative and successful medical device companies, from large multinational corporations to start-ups. Our lawyers combine their strong technical backgrounds with their world-class litigation experience to achieve creative and successful results for our clients.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) Proceedings

We are a go-to firm for difficult CIPO proceedings involving re-examinations, protests, and due care responses.

Access to Information (ATI)

We are active in representing clients in ATI responses and requests.

Appeals and Interventions

We step in on difficult cases. Our team has helped clients whose cases were initially handled by other firms. We provide strategic advice, identify potential errors in Court decisions, and resolutely represent clients on appeal. We also represent intervenors on important appellate cases, including patent appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada.