Intellectual Property

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Osler’s top-ranked Intellectual Property team is renowned for its deep bench strength, featuring excellence in IP litigation; a stellar record in blockbuster patent and trade-mark prosecution; expertise in portfolio advising and management; and unmatched experience in helping realize the value of IP portfolios in mergers, reorganizations and other business transactions.

The team has a well-earned international reputation for excellence in Canadian IP litigation, including cross-border matters, built on our winning trial record representing some of the world’s most prominent companies and innovators in resolving their ground-breaking patent, copyright and trade-mark disputes in Canada.  

Proven expertise, superior service

Clients initially come to us for our deep legal knowledge, counsel and scientific and technical expertise; they then repeatedly recommend us to others because we offer

  • client service that is unmatched for its quality, responsiveness and accessibility
  • meticulous and efficient project management
  • business experience amassed from the years our core team members spent working in the corporate environment, which enhances our ability to provide practical, efficient advice
  • long-standing and continuing investments in IP technology, enabling us to respond accurately and rapidly to clients on all questions related to ongoing or historical matters

Osler’s Intellectual Property professionals offer proven expertise and superior service for clients of all sizes across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, technology, life sciences, electronics, aeronautics, consumer products, sports and entertainment, food services, and mechanical, chemical and software engineering.

We can assist with

  • litigation matters related to copyright, trade-mark, patent, trade secrets and PM(NOC), including ADR, arbitration and appeals
  • patent, copyright and trade-mark prosecution matters, including applications, patent portfolio management, transactions involving IP, and licensing and other commercial services
  • Copyright and trade-mark matters, including anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy, domain name litigation and UDRPs, and false advertising


J. Bradley White

Partner, Intellectual Property


  • Trilogy

    Trilogy in its take-private of Indigo Books & Music

  • Fusion Pharmaceuticals

    Fusion Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by AstraZeneca

  • Verndale

    Verndale in its acquisition of Yaksa

  • AfterSell

    AfterSell in its business combination with Rokt

  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC

    Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC in its patent litigation victory against Eli Lilly

  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates in its acquisition of Kilberry

  • Awesense

    Awesense in its successful defence of a patent infringement action brought by dTechs EPM Ltd.

  • OneComply Inc.

    OneComply in its acquisition by GeoComply Inc.

  • Legault Group

    Legault Group closes strategic partnership with Homes Alive Pets

  • Nimble Science

    Nimble Science in its raising of US$ 2 million in a Series A financing round

  • MoonPay

    MoonPay in its acquisition of Nightshift

  • EVOK Innovations Inc. and BDC Capital Inc.

    Evok Innovations Inc. and BDC Capital’s Climate Tech Fund in connection with Summit Nanotech Corporation’s US$50 million Series A2 funding

  • Verisk Analytics

    Verisk Analytics in its acquisition of Opta

  • Inkbox Ink

    Inkbox Ink in its US$65 million acquisition by BIC

  • Awesense Wireless

    Awesense Wireless in its defence of a patent infringement action brought by dTechs EPM Ltd. against Awesense and British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

  • Teva Canada

    Teva Canada in the Federal Court’s strike of judicial review by Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

  • Animalcare

    Animalcare in its agreement with Kane Biotech to form STEM Animal Health Inc.

  • Teva Canada

    Teva Canada in its successful patent proceeding

  • Sinclair Interplanetary

    Sinclair Interplanetary in its acquisition by Rocket Lab

  • Corus Radio

    Corus Radio in its successful injunction motion over station-naming

  • Georgian Partners

    Georgian Partners in its Series C investment in Fiix Inc.

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its proposed acquisition of MEG Energy Corp. for $6.4 billion

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of Lexicata

  • Interaxon

    Interaxon in its acquisition of Meditation Studio

  • Sanja Fidler

    Sanja Fidler in her appointment to lead Nvidia's new Toronto AI research facility.

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property: Litigation
    •  “…[Osler] tailors their legal advice to our business realities. All of them are extremely intelligent and creative in their approach.”
    • "They can mobilise a team and have the ability to see the big picture. They have fulfilled every expectation."
    • "I have the highest respect for the people there and the work they produce. They're very quick in responding and their responses are always accurate and direct."
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Intellectual Property: Litigation
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Intellectual Property (Ottawa, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario); Litigation: Intellectual Property (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Intellectual Property
  • Benchmark Canada: Osler lawyers recognized as leaders in Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent: World's Leading Patent Professionals, 1000: Recognized in Transactions, Prosecution, and Litigation
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: Osler lawyers recognized as leading patent practitioners; members of the team have also been recognized in IAM 250 World Leading Patent Litigators and IAM Life Sciences 250: The World’s Leading Life Sciences Lawyers
  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars Handbook: Recognized in Copyright & Related Rights (Tier 1); Patent Contentious; Patent Prosecution; Trademark Prosecution; and Trademark Contentious
  • Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards: Osler recognized as Copyright Firm of the Year, 2021; Patent Contentious Firm of the Year, 2021
  • WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals: Recognized in Anti-counterfeiting and Firm Overall (Silver Band); Osler lawyers recognized as leading trademark lawyers
    • “What makes Osler a prime choice for IP work in Canada is its superb communication, reporting skills and level of success. It’s a one-stop shop and always delivers.”

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