Nikolas practices in the area of intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation.  He also frequently advises clients on their patent protection strategies, including conducting due diligence on patent portfolios, devising strategies for patent protection in Canada and abroad, conducting freedom-to-operate opinions, and assisting clients in asserting their patent rights.

During the course of his practice, Nikolas has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, oil and gas, software development, and consumer products. He has appeared as counsel in the Federal Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and Ontario Divisional Court.

Nikolas’ involvement in the life sciences industry is complemented by his active regulatory law practice, where he routinely assists clients in navigating the applicable federal and provincial regulatory requirements, including the Food and Drugs Act, Medical Devices Regulations, and provincial legislation relating to the regulation of health professions.

Nikolas earned his J.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2013. Prior to studying law, Nikolas was a licenced and practicing pharmacist in both community and institutional settings, including an internship at the BC Cancer Agency. In 2010, Nikolas earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of British Columbia where he was a member of the Rho Chi Society—an academic honour society in pharmacy.