Biopartnering Seminar - Biosimilars and the Patent Landscape in Canada

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:30pm

In 2010, Health Canada provided an approval pathway for biosimilars in Canada—a rapidly growing and emerging segment in the global biopharmaceutical sphere. Similar to the pathway for small molecule generics, biosimilar sponsors are required to address innovator patents for the biologic drug used as a reference product before market entry. While only two biosimilars have been approved for marketing in Canada since that time, biosimilar litigation is already underway with at least two biosimilar patent cases to be decided in the near future. These much anticipated decisions will help frame the future landscape for biosimilar patent litigation in Canada.

Guest Speaker: Geoffrey D. Mowatt, Partner, Dimock Stratton LLP

Geoff is a partner at the law firm Dimock Stratton LLP in Toronto. His practice includes all areas of intellectual property law, with a focus on patent litigation—including pharmaceutical litigation under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Geoff is also a registered patent agent and trademark agent. He has experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation, ranging from pre-litigation opinions to appearing before the Ontario Court, Federal Court, and Federal Court of Appeal. He has worked with counsel in other jurisdictions, including the United States, Europe and Australia, to co-ordinate the Canadian part of multi-jurisdictional lawsuits. Geoff currently sits on the Ontario Bar Association Professional Development Committee and the Civil Litigation Executive, and is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, and an Associate of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Geoff received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School and holds a M.Sc. from UofT focussing on geochemistry and computer modelling. 

Location: Instructional Centre, Room 120, UTM Campus

All welcome! Light refreshments will be served from 6pm to 6:30pm, outside of Room 120 in the Instructional Centre.