Lifecycle of a smart idea | Is there enough proof in the patent? Evidence in patent cases

51 minute read
29 September 2021

Evidence is one of the most vital elements when intellectual property (IP) infringement disputes come into play. In this installment of our "Lifecycle of a Smart Idea" series, which is dedicated to helping you maximize opportunities and minimize risk when taking your innovative ideas to the global market, members of Gowling WLG's global IP team examine the main issues that can arise in a patent dispute, such as:

  • Who has the onus on each main issue?
  • What are the evidentiary burdens?
  • What level of proof is needed?
  • What expert evidence is needed?

This webinar allows attendees to hear from members of our IP team in Canada, the UK, Europe and China, as well as from a US patent arbitrator.


  • Ron Dimock - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Selena Kim - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Céline Bey - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Laurent Massam - Partner, Gowling WLG
  • William Needle - Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS
  • Elliot Papageorgiou - Head of IP Strategy in China, Gowling WLG
  • Jamie Rowlands - Partner, Gowling WLG

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*This program is eligible for up to 1 hour of substantive CPD credits with the LSO, the LSBC and the Barreau du Québec, and may be eligible for up to 1 hour of CPD/CLE credits in other jurisdictions.

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This is the 16th installment in our Lifecycle of a Smart Idea series, dedicated to helping you maximise opportunity and minimise risk when taking innovative ideas to the global market. Watch more from the series »

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The global Gowling WLG patents team enjoys an unrivalled international reputation for industry insight and effective representation on all aspects of patent work. Should you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, you can contact any member of our experienced legal team.


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