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Jason Markwell

Jason Markwell

Direct: 416.863.3383
Fax: 416.863.9171
Email: jmarkwell@belmorelaw.com

Jason Markwell is an accomplished intellectual property litigator.

Jason represents pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in patent infringement and validity actions, litigation under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, and in disputes relating to data protection, drug approvals, drug pricing and reimbursement, and advertising. Jason has experience in patent cases involving the telecommunications and petroleum industries, and in trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation.

Jason has been recognized as a leading advocate by Chambers and Partners, Lexpert, IAM Patent 1000, Best Lawyers Canada, Who’s Who Legal, and Benchmark Legal. Jason is active in various intellectual property organizations, including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and AIPPI, and is a member of the Advocates’ Society.

Jason has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Ontario Superior Court, and a number of administrative tribunals. Prior to joining Belmore Neidrauer in 2016, Jason was the Canadian leader of life sciences and healthcare at a global law firm.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1999
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1997
  • Queen's University, B.Sc.H., 1994

Awards

  • Benchmark Canada - Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year
  • 2017 WIPR Leaders Directory
  • 2016 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide - Litigation
  • Chambers Canada 2017:  Intellectual Property Litigation, Band 3 
  • 2016 IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property 
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017 – Intellectual Property Law; Biotechnology Law 
  • Benchmark Canada - recognized as a Local Litigation Star (2016) - Ontario: Intellectual Property 
  • LEXPERT® Magazine - Consistently Recommended for Biotechnology and Repeatedly Recommended in the categories of Intellectual Property and Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2016: Litigation  
  • 2015 IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015-2016 – Intellectual Property Law; Biotechnology Law 
  • Who’s Who Legal Canada, 2014-2015 – Patents
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015: recommended in Intellectual Property
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014 – recommended in Biotechnology; Intellectual property
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011-2016 – Intellectual Property: Litigation
  • Benchmark Canada, 2012-2014 – recognized as a future litigation star in Ontario and Local Litigation Star (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014 – Intellectual Property Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2013 – recommended in Biotechnology; Intellectual property; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Martindale-Hubbell – ranked BV (Distinguished) in Intellectual Property, Patents and Administrative Law
  • IAM Patent 1000 – World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012
  • IAM 250 – World’s Leading Patent Litigators

Publications

Date Title Type
Jun 22, 2016 Revised Biotech Patent Guidelines in Canada Article

Cases

Date Case Title Expertise
Sep 09, 2016 2016 FC 1013 Bayer Inc. v. Apotex Inc. and Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company
Following a six week trial, we obtained a judgment finding that Bayer’s patent covering YAZ and Yasmin birth control products was valid and i...

Patents

May 31, 2016 2016 FC 593 Janssen Inc. v. Teva Canada Limited
We obtained damages in excess of $18M for Teva’s infringement of a patent covering Janssen’s LEVAQUIN product.

Patents

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Chair, AIPPI Canada — Litigation Committee
Jason Markwell

Jason Markwell 

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Direct: 416.863.3383
Fax: 416.863.9171
Email: jmarkwell@belmorelaw.com

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