David Tait is a partner in our Litigation Group in Toronto.
David focuses his practice on the resolution of intellectual property disputes (patents, trade-marks and copyright) and related commercial issues, by providing strategic advice and litigation services to a variety of clients.
With regard to patent law and patent litigation in Canada, David frequently represents innovative life sciences and pharmaceutical industry clients in patent infringement actions, PM(NOC) proceedings and Section 8 damages cases. He also provides strategic regulatory and litigation advice on medicines (Notice of Compliance), natural health products (Natural Health Product Licence) and Patented Medicines Prices Review Board issues.
David represents clients before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court.
As a part of the firm’s on-going commitment to pro bono activities, David also provides pro bono representation and performs other pro bono services including the assistance of child refugee claimants as designated representative before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
David received his Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa where he prepared a thesis on the subject of software copyright infringement. Daivd received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario where he graduated as a member of the Dean's Honours List and was the recipient of both the Law Society of Upper Canada Prize and the Carswell Prize. David also received his Bachelor of Science (Honours Chemistry) from the University of Waterloo and his Bachelor of Education from Queen's University.
Aside from his legal work, David plays rugby in the Toronto Rugby Union with three-time champions, the Bay Street RFC.
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