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Jennifer L. Wilkie
Partner, Patent Agent

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 1996 - Ontario

Primary Office: Ottawa

Jennifer L. Wilkie

Jennifer Wilkie is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, and an active member of the firm’s Patents, Intellectual Property Litigation & Strategy and Life Sciences groups.

Jennifer has 20 years of experience in the intellectual property field, including 15 years as a registered patent agent. Her practice has focused primarily on patents, especially patent litigation and patent prosecution, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical and chemical patents. Jennifer regularly acts for clients in patent infringement and patent impeachment matters, as well as judicial review proceedings, including applications under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. She has appeared in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, as well as the Ontario Courts. Jennifer has acted for many companies, including Novartis, Astellas, Janssen, Bristol-Myers, Merck, Shire and Actelion.

Her practice also involves providing strategic advice to clients on achieving optimal patent protection, portfolio management and enforcement. In the pharmaceutical context, this includes advice as to patent listing, innovative drug listing, life cycle management and regulatory requirements under the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations, and under the PMPRB.

Jennifer is a regular writer on intellectual property issues, in particular pharmaceutical patent issues. She is also an executive editor of Gowling WLG's PharmaFlash newsletter.


September2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

September2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

1996

Year of Call, Ontario

1994

University of Western Ontario, LLB

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PM(NOC) regulation amendments now in force

Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article June 1, 2015

Industry Canada seeks comment on proposed changes to listing requirements under the PM(NOC) Regulations

Jay Zakaïb, Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article May 1, 2015

Federal Court rejects NIA defence and awards compound interest on patent damages

Adam Heckman, Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article January 1, 2015

Utility, sound prediction and promise of the patent

Jay Zakaïb, Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article April 1, 2013

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2016

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

1996

1996

Year of Call, Ontario

1994

1994

University of Western Ontario, LLB

1991

1991

Queen's University, BSc. Hons.

Jennifer Wilkie
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Jennifer Wilkie

Jennifer Wilkie is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, and an active member of the f...

Jennifer Wilkie
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Insights & Resources

Federal Court deviates from established tests for patent listing — Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Canada (Health)

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Article March 22, 2016

Health Canada seeks comment on revised SEB Guidance Document: New requirements for SEB sponsors

Jay Zakaïb, Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article January 19, 2016

PM(NOC) regulation amendments now in force

Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article June 1, 2015

Industry Canada seeks comment on proposed changes to listing requirements under the PM(NOC) Regulations

Jay Zakaïb, Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article May 1, 2015

Federal Court determines minister's decisions granting NOCs based on administrative ANDSs cross-referencing licensed generics without requiring NOAs are wrong

Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article January 1, 2015

Federal Court rejects NIA defence and awards compound interest on patent damages

Adam Heckman, Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article January 1, 2015

Utility, sound prediction and promise of the patent

Jay Zakaïb, Jennifer L. Wilkie

Article April 1, 2013

Jennifer Wilkie
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Jennifer Wilkie

Jennifer Wilkie is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, and an active member of the f...

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Federal Court of Appeal reinterprets product specificity requirements

Client Work July 17, 2015

Federal Court affirms principle of claim differentiation in evaluating utility

Client Work June 19, 2015

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Jennifer Wilkie

Jennifer Wilkie is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, and an active member of the f...

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