Patrick Kierans practises in all areas of intellectual property law as a barrister, solicitor, trade-mark agent and patent agent. His expertise includes intellectual property litigation involving patents, trade-marks, copyright and acts of unfair competition, including misappropriation of trade secrets.
With many successful matters to his credit involving hundreds of millions of dollars, Mr. Kierans is often retained to lead complex intellectual property litigation involving, in particular, innovative pharmaceutical products. He has represented major pharmaceutical, telecommunications, credit card and consumer products companies. Mr. Kierans frequently gives opinions on infringement, validity and freedom to operate. He also frequently counsels the pharmaceutical industry on regulatory affairs, licensing, joint ventures and other development agreements. He regularly gives presentations on intellectual property law. Mr. Kierans practises before the courts of Quebec and Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Kierans is global co-head of our life sciences and healthcare practice.