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Fasken Welcomes New Partner to Intellectual Property Group

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken announces the arrival of Jason Markwell, new Partner in the Intellectual Property group of the Toronto office.

Jason has practiced litigation in Toronto for more than 20 years, appearing 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. The focus of his career has been on the representation of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) proceedings, patent infringement, and patent validity and damages actions. In addition to pharmaceutical patent litigation, Jason also has experience in patent cases involving the financial services, telecommunications, oil and gas industry, trade-mark infringement actions, and a wide-range of other litigation matters.

Jason’s expertise has been consistently recognized by his peers and clients, including in publications such as Lexpert, Chambers and Best Lawyers in Canada. Enthusiastic about his practice, 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). He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a member of the Advocates’ Society.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jason to the firm. His experience, legal knowledge and expertise in the area of intellectual property litigation will be a major asset for our clients,” said Martin Denyes, Managing Partner for the Ontario region. “We are thrilled at the prospect of aligning Jason’s expertise and his deep relationships with those of our market leading regulatory and product litigation teams.  It will be a great combination.”       

Our Intellectual Property practice group works with clients ranging from independent investors and start-ups to multinational corporations. Its areas of expertise include IP litigation matters, IP portfolio management, product development assistance, IP rights registration, as needed, licensing and sale of IP rights, as well as branding and domain name management advice.

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