Geoff Mowatt is a barrister and solicitor practicing intellectual property law and litigation. His practice focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, as well as regulatory and compliance advice for life sciences companies.

Geoff is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Patent Law. 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 has extensive experience with proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Geoff’s experience with trademarks includes providing opinions and advice on registrability and freedom to operate, as well as brand strategy, trademark prosecution, and general trademark litigation.

Geoff also provides strategic advice to the firm’s innovative life sciences clients on regulatory and compliance issues for pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices. Geoff’s experience includes life cycle management and data protection, product and establishment licensing, Form IV patent listing, Certificates of Supplemental Protection, approval pathways, drug advertising, drug reimbursement/pricing, and the implications of international trade agreements. 

Geoff speaks and writes frequently on intellectual property litigation and developments related to pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. Geoff is the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Biotechnology Committee, and regularly lectures at the Masters of Biotechnology program at the University of Toronto. Geoff holds a M.Sc. from the University of Toronto and worked for two years as a consultant at an engineering firm prior to attending law school.