The litigation group at Sim Lowman Ashton & McKay LLP offers extensive litigation experience through our substantial practice in intellectual property and related litigation, including:

  • patent litigation
  • trade-mark litigation, including appeals from CIPO tribunals
  • copyright litigation
  • software contract litigation
  • confidential information and trade secret litigation
  • competition law
  • invention ownership
  • product liability
  • general commercial litigation
  • professional errors and omissions claims
  • employment law

In 2008, our Litigation Practice Group received the Canadian Copyright Case of the Year Award from Managing Intellectual Property/EuroMoney. Members of our group have published widely in both articles and books relating to litigation strategies and rules of procedure, and have presented many seminars and lectures in Canada and internationally on these topics for the Canadian Bar Association, The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Law Society of Upper Canada, American Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society and others. We also lecture and/or teach litigation skills and intellectual property law at the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, The Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course and The Advocates’ Society.

Experience Beyond Borders

Our clients are located worldwide in both the private and institutional sectors, and include large and small corporations, universities, hospitals, research institutes, insurers and individuals.

Our clients enjoy a full range of services. We work closely with the patent and trade-mark agents in our electronics, computer, chemistry, pharmaceutical and biotechnology groups in all litigation matters, to bring the widest possible views and expertise to these complex issues.

The litigation group works closely with other members of the law firm and the firm of Sim & McBurney, a patent and trade-mark agency firm, in respect of matters relating to intellectual property licensing, the filing and prosecution of patent and trade-mark applications and can draw on a wide area of expertise including biotechnology, electronics, computers, packaging and labelling, entertainment and publishing.

We are members of many Canadian and international organizations including:

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • International Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Licensing Executives Society

The Litigation Group