Patricia Brooks is an associate in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising in the Intellectual Property Department.
Patti has assisted clients in matters relating to patent, trademark, copyright, and advertising law. She is also a registered Canadian patent agent, with experience in patent prosecution, performing freedom-to-operate analyses, and providing patent validity and infringement opinions. She has appeared before the Federal Court of Canada and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. The regulation of pharmaceuticals, biologicals and radiopharmaceuticals, and medical devices in Canada (including their pricing and promotion) is also an important part of her practice.
While at law school, Patti was awarded the Samuel and Clara Shime Prize for Achievement in Law and Medicine. She also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, working for both the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.
Prior to attending law school, Patti was a postdoctoral fellow at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto. Her research focused on molecular and cellular changes in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
Patti completed a PhD in neurophysiology at the University of Toronto, examining the neurochemical control of muscle activity in sleep. She obtained her M.Sc. and B.Sc.H. in biology from Queen's University. Patricia has published numerous scientific articles related to her research.