Chantal Saunders: Lawyer with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Chantal Saunders

Ottawa,  ON  Canada

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Life Sciences
  • Patents
  • Healthcare Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialization
University Queen's University, B.Sc., Hons., 1997
Law SchoolDalhousie University, LL.B., 2001
Admitted2002, Ontario; registered Patent Agent

Executive Summary

Chantal Saunders specializes in intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation and particularly pharmaceutical litigation under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. She is a lawyer and registered patent agent in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Her practice also involves copyright and trade-mark infringement litigation, and Access to Information Act matters. She has appeared before the Federal Courts on patent, trade-mark and copyright matters. Chantal also advises clients with respect to data protection, and issues arising in respect of the Patent Register, and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

Representative Work

· Appeared before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.

· Acting as counsel for innovator companies in proceedings brought pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

· Acting as counsel in patent infringement and patent impeachment actions.

· Acting as counsel in trademark infringement and expungement proceedings.

· Acting as counsel in a copyright infringement action.

· Acting as counsel for innovator companies in judicial review proceedings relating to listing of patents on the Patent Register.

· Advising clients with respect to data protection, listing patents on the Patent Register and reporting patents to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

Publication & Presentation

Chantal is a frequent blogger 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.

· Contributing Author and Co-Editor, BLG's Intellectual Property Weekly Abstracts Bulletin.

· Author, "Examinations for Discovery," Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies, Carswell, 2003-present (with Kevin LaRoche; 2012 supplement).

· Author, "Changing Standards Re Patent Utility Problematic for Industry," Drug Development & Outsourcing Guide 2012, Contact Canada.

· Contributing Editor, Canadian Food and Drug Legislation & Commentary, 2012 Edition, LexisNexis Canada, 2011.

· Author, "Sufficiency of Disclosure and Sound Prediction Requirements in Canada," IPO Committee Newsletter, August 2011 (with Beverley Moore).

· Author, "The Canadian Biotechnology Public Policy Agenda," Biotechnology Focus, September 2011 (with Beverley Moore and Jeffrey Graham).

· Contributing Author, Life Sciences & Chemical Patent Practice in Canada: A Practical Guide, 3rd edition, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 2011, available free of charge at

Professional Involvement

· Member, Canadian Bar Association; Chair, Newsletter Committee, National Intellectual Property Section

· Member, County of Carleton Law Association

· Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Litigation Committee, Emerging Issues Committee and Legislation Committee

· Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

· Member, American Bar Association


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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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Chantal Saunders

100 Queen Street, Suite 1100
OttawaON K1P 1J9


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