David Tait: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

David Tait

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
Mailing AddressSuite 5300, TD Bank Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto, ON, M5K 1E6
University Queen's University, B.Ed.; University of Waterloo, B.S., Honours Chemistry
Law SchoolUniversity of Western Ontario, LL.B.; University of Ottawa, Master of Laws
Admitted2003, Ontario

David Tait is a partner in our Litigation Group in Toronto and joined the firm in 2006.

Mr. Tait focusses 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, Mr. Tait 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.

Mr. Tait 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, Mr. Tait 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.

Mr. Tait received his Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa where he prepared a thesis on the subject of software copyright infringement. Mr. Tait 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. Mr. Tait 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, Mr. Tait plays rugby in the Toronto Rugby Union with three-time champions, the Bay Street RFC.


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Beware Hubris - Janssen’s infringement of AbbVie’s patent gets enjoined by the Federal Court
Fiona Legere,Andrew J. Reddon,David Tait, August 6, 2014
Justice Roger T. Hughes of the Federal Court of Canada granted AbbVie the first-ever limited injunction against a branded pharmaceutical company infringing a branded competitor’s patent. The injunction followed Justice Hughes’ earlier finding that AbbVie’s patent was valid and...

Canada Patent Litigation: Federal Court Rules “Enhanced Disclosure” Requirement for Sound Prediction Applies Only To “New Use” Patents
Sanjaya Mendis,David Tait, July 17, 2014
On July 2, 2014, Mr. Justice Rennie of the Federal Court released his judgment and reasons in Astrazeneca Canada Inc v. Apotex Inc., 2014 FC 638 dismissing AstraZeneca’s action for infringement and granting Apotex’s counterclaim for a declaration that Canadian Patent 2,139,653 (the...

Canadian Trademarks: Cathay Pacific Wins Battle over “Asia Miles” Versus “Air Miles”
David Tait, June 27, 2014
On June 11, 2014 Justice O’Reilly of the Federal Court released his decision relating to the registerability of the trademark “Asia Miles” in light of opposition from Air Miles International.

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David Tait

66 Wellington Street
TorontoON M5K 1E6


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