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Jason Markwell

Jason Markwell

Direct: 416.863.3383
Fax: 416.863.9171
Email: jmarkwell@belmorelaw.com

Jason has practiced litigation in Toronto for more than 20 years. He represents pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in patent infringement, patent validity (impeachment) and damages actions, including cases under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, and in disputes relating to data protection, drug approvals, drug pricing (PMPRB), drug product interchangeability, and reimbursement. Jason also has experience in patent cases involving the financial services, telecommunications and oil & gas industries, trade-mark infringement actions, and a wide-range of other litigation matters.

Jason has been recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Chambers & Partners, IAM Patent 1000, The Best Lawyers Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Benchmark Litigation, IP Stars, and Martindale Hubbell.  Jason is active in various intellectual property organizations, including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Jason is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and is a member of the Advocates’ Society. Jason has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a number of high-stakes and precedent-setting decisions.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1999
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1997
  • Queen's University, B.Sc.H., 1994

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2020: Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology Law
  • Benchmark Litigation 2019: Litigation Star
  • Who's Who Legal: Patents 2019 
  • Chambers Canada 2019: Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Star 2019
  • Who's Who Legal Life Sciences 2019: Patent Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2019: Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV Rating, 2019 (Distinguished)
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018: Litigation
  • Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2018
  • Benchmark Litigation: Provincial Litigation Star (2018) – Ontario: Intellectual Property
  • Chambers Canada 2018:  Intellectual Property Litigation, Band 3 
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Star 2018
  • Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018 – Consistently Recommended in Litigation - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property and Most Frequently Recommended in Biotechnology
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2018: Biotechnology Law; Intellectual Property Law
  • Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017 – Consistently Recommended in Litigation - Intellectual Property and Biotechnology and Repeatedly Recommended in Intellectual Property
  • Benchmark Litigation: Provincial Litigation Star (2017) – Ontario: Intellectual Property
  • Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences 2017: Patent Litigation
  • Benchmark Canada - Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year
  • 2017 WIPR Leaders Directory
  • 2016 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Guide - Litigation
  • Chambers Canada 2017:  Intellectual Property Litigation, Band 3 
  • 2016 IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property 
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017 – Intellectual Property Law; Biotechnology Law 
  • Benchmark Canada - recognized as a Local Litigation Star (2016) - Ontario: Intellectual Property 
  • LEXPERT® Magazine - Consistently Recommended for Biotechnology and Repeatedly Recommended in the categories of Intellectual Property and Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2016: Litigation  
  • 2015 IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2015-2016 – Intellectual Property Law; Biotechnology Law 
  • Who’s Who Legal Canada, 2014-2015 – Patents
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015: recommended in Intellectual Property
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014 – recommended in Biotechnology; Intellectual property
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011-2016 – Intellectual Property: Litigation
  • Benchmark Canada, 2012-2014 – recognized as a future litigation star in Ontario and Local Litigation Star (2015)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014 – Intellectual Property Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2013 – recommended in Biotechnology; Intellectual property; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Martindale-Hubbell – ranked BV (Distinguished) in Intellectual Property, Patents and Administrative Law
  • IAM Patent 1000 – World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012
  • IAM 250 – World’s Leading Patent Litigators

Publications

Date Title Type
Jun 22, 2016 Revised Biotech Patent Guidelines in Canada Article

Cases

Date Case Title Expertise
Jul 13, 2018 2018 FC 736 Eli Lilly Canada Inc. et al v. Apotex Inc.
We represented Eli Lilly, Daiichi and Ube in this application relating to a patent covering Eli Lilly’s EFFIENT product.

Patents

Apr 10, 2018 Federal Court File Nos. T-598-17 through T-605-17 AbbVie Corporation et al v Samsung Bioepis Co. Ltd.
We represented AbbVie in a series of eight applications under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations relating to AbbVie’s ...

Patents

Apr 09, 2018 Federal Court File No. T-1355-17 Samsung Bioepis Co., Ltd. v AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd. et al.
We represented AbbVie in a patent impeachment action brought by Samsung Bioepis in relation to Samsung Bioepis’ biosimilar to AbbVIe’s ...

Patents

Feb 06, 2018 2018 FCA 32 Apotex Inc. v. Bayer Inc.
We successfully represented Bayer Inc. on this important appeal, which upheld the patentee’s right to elect its damages.

Patents

Jul 24, 2017 2017 FCA 161 Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Gilead Pharmasset LLC.et al.
We successfully represented Gilead in a patent case relating to antiviral compounds for use in the treatment of Hepatitis C. Gilead proved that Ide...

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Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Chair, AIPPI Canada — Litigation Committee
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Jason Markwell

Jason Markwell 

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Email: jmarkwell@belmorelaw.com

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