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Vincent M. de Grandpré | Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer

Vincent M. de Grandpré

Partner, Intellectual Property


Contact Information

vdegrandpre@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6570

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2003

New York, 2001

Québec, 1997

Education
  • Columbia University, LL.M.
  • McGill University, LL.B. and B.C.L.
  • Bishop’s University, B.A.
Language(s)
English, French

Vincent’s litigation practice focuses on intellectual property matters, including complex pharmaceutical patent litigation.  Vincent also advises and represents clients in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries on regulatory and privacy issues. 

Vincent has appeared as counsel in both official languages before several Canadian courts, including the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court, as well as the Quebec Superior Court and Court of Appeal. From 2000 to 2003, Vincent practised intellectual property and commercial litigation at a New York firm.  After graduating from law school, Vincent served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada.

    Vincent has been involved in:

    • Representing a major international pharmaceutical company in applications under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations;
    • Representing a major international pharmaceutical company in a patent impeachment action;
    • Defending a patent infringement action regarding a wireless communications system;
    • Judicial review litigation relating to the regulatory approval of pharmaceutical products;
    • Judicial review litigation relating to the listing of pharmaceutical products on provincial formularies;
    • Trade-mark enforcement and opposition proceedings.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015-2018, recognized in the area of Intellectual Property Law.
  • Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) 1000 Worlds Leading Patent Professionals, 2015-2017 - Litigation: ranked as one of the world’s leading patent litigators.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016-2017, Repeatedly Recommended in the area of Litigation - Intellectual Property.
  • The Legal 500, 2017, recognized as a Recommended Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property.
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2013-2017, recognized in the area of  Intellectual Property.
    • "...[Vincent] is a well-regarded practitioner who handles a broad array of IP matters. Interviewees single him out for his impressive work in patent litigation involving the pharmaceutical industry."
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2017, recognized in the area of Intellectual Property.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016, Repeatedly Recommended in the area of Intellectual Property.

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Advocates’ Society
  • American Bar Association

  • Non-Traditional Trade-marks and Scandalous Trade-marks in Canada (presenter), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), 2017 AIPPI-US Global IP Educational Forum, Chicago, IL, July 13, 2017.
  • Examining Expert Witnesses: Advanced Skills Workshop (instructor), Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, Toronto, November 30, 2016.
  • Pharma and Biosimilar Litigation in Canada – Navigating the PM(NOC) Regulations (co-chair), Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, October 5, 2016.
  • Procedure in the Federal Court (presenter), Federal Courts Practice:  A Primer, Ontario Bar Association, Toronto, November 5, 2015.
  • Key issues for senior life sciences executives, IP in the Life Sciences Industries 2014 (This article first appeared in Intellectual Asset Management issue 66, published by The IP Media Group. To view the report in full, go to www.iam-magazine.com)
  • Organizing and Managing Evidence for Maximum Effectiveness (presenter), in Evidence Law for the Civil Litigator (10th Annual Conference), Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, Toronto, October 29, 2013.
  • U.S. Supreme Court holds that “reverse payment” patent litigation settlements are not immune from antitrust review (co-author), Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, vol. 2, no. 3, August 2013.
  • Privacy Interests in Litigation (presenter), in Evidence Law for the Civil Litigator (Seventh Annual Conference), Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, Toronto, October 7, 2010.
  • Enforcing Foreign Letters Rogatory (presenter), Advocacy in Intellectual Property Matters: Motions that Matter, CBA National Intellectual Property Section, Ottawa, May 13, 2010.
  • Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Patent Law in Canada (presenter), The Canadian Institute’s 8th Annual Forum on Pharma Patents Pre-Conference Workshop, Toronto, October 2009.
  • Obtaining U.S. Discovery in Aid of Canadian Litigation, Commercial Litigation Review, vol. 7, no. 1, February 2009.
  • U.S. Looks at "Gold-Plating" to Enhance Patents, The Lawyers Weekly, November 21, 2008.
  • Strategies to Prolong or Limit the Length of Patent Protection (presenter), The Canadian Institute's 7th Annual Forum on Pharma Patents: The Legal & Strategic Guide, Toronto, October 31, 2008.
  • Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Patent Law in Canada (presenter), The Canadian Institute’s 7th Annual Forum on Pharma Patents Pre-Conference Workshop, Toronto, October 29, 2008.