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Peter Wilcox

Direct: 416.863.3363
Fax: 416.863.9171
Email: peter.wilcox@belmorelaw.com

Peter Wilcox is a partner at Belmore Neidrauer LLP. His practice focuses on complex intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent litigation, including Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) proceedings.

Peter represents clients in patent, trademark, passing off, copyright, industrial design, trade secret and breach of confidence disputes. He has represented clients in many areas, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, oil and gas drilling equipment, food supplements, consumer goods, and computer hardware and software.

Peter has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as the Canadian Trade-marks Opposition Board. He also has jury trial experience in U.S. district courts.

Peter is a registered patent agent and a registered trademark agent in Canada.

Peter has been frequently and consistently recognized by his peers and clients as a leading intellectual property litigator. IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012 commended Peter for his “leadership and success in top cases”. Who’s Who Legal recognizes that Peter is “noted for his pharma and biotechnology patent litigation.” Chambers Global 2010 calls Peter “a tough litigator who is always well prepared.”

Education

  • Called to the California Bar, 1997
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1994
  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1992
  • University of Toronto, B.A.Sc. Chemical Engineering,1988

Awards

  • 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • 2016 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide - Litigation
  • Chambers Canada 2017:  Intellectual Property Litigation, Band 2 
  • 2016 IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017:  Intellectual Property Law
  • Benchmark Litigation:  Local Litigation Star (2016) – Ontario: Intellectual Property 
  • Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2016 
  • Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016 - Consistently recommended practitioner in Intellectual Property Litigation and repeatedly recommended practitioner in Biotechnology and Intellectual Property
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2016: Litigation  
  • 2015 IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2016:  Intellectual Property Law
  • Chambers Canada 2016:  Intellectual Property Litigation, Band 2
  • IAM 1000:  The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2015:  Litigation
  • Who’s Who Legal Canada 2015:  Patents
  • Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences 2015:  Patent Litigation
  • LMG Life Sciences 2015: Life Sciences Star
  • Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015 - Consistently recommended practitioner in Intellectual Property Litigation and repeatedly recommended practitioner in Biotechnology and Intellectual Property
  • Benchmark Litigation:  Local Litigation Star (2014) – Ontario and Litigation Star (2014) – Canada:  Intellectual Property
  • Who’s Who Legal:  Life Sciences 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2014
  • Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014 - Consistently recommended practitioner in intellectual property and in intellectual property litigation
  • IAM Patent 1000 – 2014 Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (Silver – Litigation)
  • Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide, 2010-2014 - Leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation
  • Chambers and Partners, Chambers’ Global: Guide to Intellectual Property litigation, 2013
  • Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2013
  • Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2010-2012 - Repeatedly recommended practitioner in intellectual property and in intellectual property litigation
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2013 - Leading lawyer in intellectual property
  • Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? 2009-2012 - Recommended Canadian practitioner in intellectual property: patent litigation and life sciences: patent litigation
  • Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012—Leading lawyer globally
  • Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Patent Litigation 250: The World'sLeading Patent Litigators, 2011—Leading lawyer globally
  • Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Canada, 2010-2012—Leading lawyer in patents
  • Intellectual Asset Management's IAM Life Sciences 250: The World's Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators, 2010—Leading lawyer globally
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2008-2010—Leading lawyer in intellectual property
  • Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2009—Repeatedly recommended practitioner in biotechnology
  • Real Time News' LawDay, 2009—Leading lawyer in intellectual property/litigation
  • Lexpert’s Guide to the U.S./Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada,2007—One of Canada’s litigation lawyers to watch
  • Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? Yearbook, 2007—Recommended
  • Canadian practitioner in intellectual property law; recommended life sciences practitioner in intellectual property law
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Media's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada,2006—One of the 25 litigators to watch
  • Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2006—Up-and-coming practitioner in intellectual property litigation
  • Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Guide to the Leading 100 Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Litigators in Canada, 2005—One of Canada’s 25 litigators to watch

Publications

Date Title Type
Oct 15, 2015 Panellist, 89th IPIC AGM on “Boom or Bust? Patents in the Energy Sector” in Banff, Alberta Presentation
Sep 30, 2011 Enablement of Utility: Sound Prediction for the United States? Article
Sep 14, 2011 Panel Discussion on Sound Prediction Presentation
Jun 06, 2011 Federated Press's 4th Patents as a Competitive Strategy Presentation
Nov 21, 2007 Basics of Law Course, Module 2: Contracts Presentation

More Recent Publications

Cases

Date Case Title Expertise
Jan 20, 2017 2016 FC 1361 Janssen Inc. et al. v. Actavis Pharma Company et al.
We successfully represented Janssen in a patent case relating to the ADHD medication CONCERTA.  The generic company Actavis Pharma had challen...

Patents

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 FCA 161 Pfizer Canada Inc. v. Teva Canada Limited
We overturned a section 8 damages award in excess of $100 million against our client, Pfizer, in respect of generic venlafaxine. 

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

May 27, 2016 2016 FC 581 Bayer Inc. et al. v Fresenius Kabi Canada Ltd. et al.
We obtained an order preventing Fresenius from obtaining approval to market a generic version of Bayer’s AVELOX IV product until expiry of Bayer’s patent.  

Patents

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Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, (President, 2015-2016)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Member of Council; 2007-2009; Member of Executive 2012 - present)
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Intellectual Property Section, American Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Chair, Intervention Committee, 2007-2011)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Chair, Litigation Committee; 2000-2008)
  • Federal Court of Canada IP Users' Committee (Member, 2008-2011)
  • Peter was an Adjunct Faculty Moot Advisor (Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot) at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2010 – 2012).
  • Peter has taught advocacy for the Osgoode Hall Intensive Advocacy course. Peter has also taught trademark law at Osgoode Hall Law School and patent law at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
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Peter Wilcox 

Partner

Direct: 416.863.3363
Fax: 416.863.9171
Email: peter.wilcox@belmorelaw.com

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