Beverley Moore: Lawyer with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Beverley Moore

Ottawa,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Life Sciences
  • Patents
  • Appeal and Review
  • Privacy and Access to Information
  • Healthcare Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialization
University Queen's University, B.Sc., Hons. in Biochemistry, 1997; Queen's University, M.Sc. in Biochemistry, 2000
Law SchoolQueen's University, LL.B., 2002
Admitted2003, Ontario

Professional Involvement
•Member, BIOTECanada's Health Advisory Board and Subsequent Entry Biologics Task Force
•Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), IPIC Editorial Board for the Canadian Intellectual Property Review, IPIC Competition Law and IPIC International Patents Committees
•Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), IPO Patent Law and Practice (International) Committee
•Member, American Bar Association (ABA), IP Section and the ABA Committees on Patents in the Chemical & Life Sciences and International Patent Treaties & Laws
•Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)


Beverley Moore practises intellectual property litigation at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, focusing on patent litigation and applications under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (NOC Regulations). She also advises clients on regulatory issues such as listing patents on the Patent Register, reporting patents to the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB), and the Register of Innovative Drugs as it relates to data protection. Beverley also advises on Access to Information (ATI) requests, in particular those made to Health Canada by pharmaceutical clients. In addition, Beverley advises on patent portfolio management, patentability, validity and freedom-to-operate issues, and aids in the prosecution of patent applications in Canada.

Beverley sits on the editorial board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Review, and is a co-editor of Carswell’s Consolidated Intellectual Property Statutes and Regulations, and co-author of the book’s “Patents - Year in Review” article. Beverley and her colleagues, Chantal Saunders and Adrian Howard, publish a weekly IP Bulletin, summarizing recent IP cases and industry news of note. In addition, Beverley is a member of BIOTECanada’s Health Advisory Board and Subsequent Entry Biologics Task Force, and has participated in National Advocacy Day, lobbying politicians on biotechnology issues. Beverley’s M.Sc. research involved mechanistic studies with Vitamin D analogues.

Publications & Presentations
•Co-Editor, Consolidated Intellectual Property Statues and Regulations with Related Materials, 2012-present.
•Contributing Author & Co-Editor, BLG’s Intellectual Property Weekly Abstracts Bulletin.
•Contributing Author, Life Sciences & Chemical Patent Practice in Canada: A Practical Guide, 3rd edition, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 2011, available free of charge at .
•Co- Author, Sound Prediction in Canada: The Promise is Still Important, Drug Development & Outsourcing Guide 2014, Contact Canada (with Chantal Saunders).
•Author, “Supreme Court Issues Decision Discussing Test for Sufficiency of Disclosure in a Patent,” US and Canada Drug Development Guide and Canadian Biotechnology, January 2013 (with Chantal Saunders).
•Author “Invalidated Patents: Changes to case law creates uncertainty for biotechs. Just how sound do a patent’s predictions need to be?” Bio Business, May/June 2012 (with Jamie Mills).
•Author, “Patentability of Diagnostic Methods in the wake of,” Drug Development & Outsourcing Industry Guide 2012 (with Jennifer Raoul).
•Author, “Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal But Sets Out Disclosure Tests for ATI Requests,” Canadian Privacy Law Review, March 2012.
•Author, “Canada Regulatory Regimes; Tips on Regulatory Issues,” Managing Intellectual Property, October 2011 (with Kirsten Crain and Jennifer Raoul).
•Author & Co-Presenter, “Clinical Trials and their Presence in Patent Cases,” Insights Clinical Trials in Canada, April 2011 (with Andrew Loh).
•Panellist, “A Product's Lifecycle from Innovation to Commercialization: The Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, the Patent Act and Data Protection,” Life Sciences BC, March 2011.
•Author, “Fitting Biologic Products into the Data Protection and Notice of Compliance Regulatory Schemes,” Canadian Biotechnology Industry Guide 2011, January 2011 (with Jamie Mills and Chantal Saunders).
•Author, “The Canadian Biotechnology Public Policy Agenda,” Biotechnology Focus, September 2011 (with Jeff Graham and Chantal Saunders).
•Author, “Sufficiency of Disclosure and Sound Prediction Requirements in Canada,” IPO Committee Newsletter, August 2011 (with Chantal Saunders).
•Author, “The Canadian Patent Register: Your Shield Against Premature Generic Competition,” Pharma & BioPharma Industry Guide, January 2011 (with Jennifer Raoul).
•Panellist, “Exploiting New Opportunities in Biologics and Subsquent Entry Biologics: A Brief Discussion of Legal Issues Surrounding the Guidance Document Regarding Subsequent Entry Biologics,” 9th Annual Forum on Pharma Patents, November 2010.
•Author, “Disclosure Requirements Increased,” Managing Intellectual Property, October 2010 (with Jamie Mills).
•Author, “Update on Intellectual Property Protection for Biotechnology in Canada,” BIOTECanada Insights, Fall 2010 (with Jamie Mills).

Beverley occasionally blogs on the “ BLG Not-for-Profit and Charity Law in Canada Blog ”. This Blog is intended to be of value to anyone in Canada who has any involvement with Not-For-Profit Organizations or Charities.
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Damages in Tort Awarded Against Her Majesty in Respect of the Issuance of an NOC
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders,Ryan Steeves, December 5, 2014
In 1988, Apotex Inc. (“Apotex”) filed a submission for approval of its trazodone product with Health Canada. The Apotex product was ultimately approved in 1995, at which time two other generic companies already had approval in respect of their trazodone products. Apotex commenced the...

Applicant Avoids Finding of Copyright and Trademark Infringement, Successful in Having Certification Mark Struck from the Register
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, November 17, 2014
The Applicant, the Denturist Group of Ontario (“DGO”) was seeking declaratory, injunctive and monetary relief against the Respondents (the Denturist Association of Canada (“DAC”) and the Denturist Association of Ontario (“DAO”)) to invalidate the DAC’s...

Appeal Decision Addresses the Promise Doctrine
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, November 15, 2014
This decision relates to two appeals that were heard together and the reasons apply to both. The decision set out the parties’ positions and then noted the standard of review for the issues. In particular, patent construction is a question of law, which is assessed on a standard of...

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Beverley Moore

100 Queen Street, Suite 1100
OttawaON K1P 1J9


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