David Schwartz

Smart & Biggar

55 Metcalfe St, Suite 900, PO Box 2999, Stn D
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Y6
Phone: (613) 232-2486
Fax: (613) 232-8440
E-mail: deschwartz@smart-biggar.ca

David Schwartz is a respected IP leader who brings over 25 years of experience specializing in patent law in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry as well as plant breeders’ rights. David advises on regulatory matters relating to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, data protection under the Food and Drug Regulations, and matters concerning the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. He appears regularly in oral proceedings before the Patent Appeal Board and has handled first-to-invent conflicts under the pre-1989 Patent Act. David has testified on patent law reform before both the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and the Senate National Finance Committee, and has lectured on patent law at Queen’s University and the University of Ottawa. In addition to being named Ottawa’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Biotechnology Law and recognized annually by The Best Lawyers in Canada, David is listed in LMG Life Sciences and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook: Patents. He is a past president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. BSc Hons (Genetics); LLB. Registered Patent and Trademark Agent. British Columbia Bar (1992) Alberta Bar, (1993), Ontario Bar (2001).

Year Called to the Bar:1992 (BC); 1993 (AB); 2001 (ON)
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