Peter W. Choe Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1997 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-4413

Fax: +1 416-863-3444

Email: peter.choe@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto



Peter W. Choe

Peter Choe is a partner and intellectual property litigator, having served in various firm leadership roles, including as the head of the IP department in Gowling WLG's Toronto office and as a co-leader of the firm-wide Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Peter has expertise in patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design litigation.

Peter has appeared before the trial and appellant levels of the Federal and the Ontario courts. His experience covers a variety of technologies and industries, including computer software, wireless hardware, electrical appliances, pharmaceuticals, financial services, automotive parts and related manufacturing processes.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Peter worked as a design engineer in the area of cryogenics and bio-magnetic imaging equipment. He has also worked in Seoul in the intellectual property department of South Korea's largest law firm and in the legal department of an advanced technology company.

Peter is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics, and has taught advanced IP classes at the University of Western Ontario Law School, and has served on the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s Working Group in Intellectual Property.

Peter is a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, where he serves on the litigation committee, and was a founding director of the Korean-Canadian Lawyers Association.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      IAM Patent 1000 , 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      IAM Patent 1000 , 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
  • 1997

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1997
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1995

    • Education
      1995
      University of Toronto Law School, LLB
  • 1989

    • Education
      1989
      University of British Columbia, B.A.Sc. (Hons.) in Engineering Physics

Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Paypal Inc. and eBay Inc. v. Beanstream Internet Commerce Inc., lead counsel for Paypal and eBay in a patent infringement action relating to internet commerce.
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences v. 1277025 Ontario Ltd. dba Biz X Magazine, lead counsel for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a trade-mark infringement and passing off action relating to the OSCAR trade-marks.
  • MGM Brakes v. Fleetspec, lead counsel for MGM Brakes in a patent infringement action relating to the automotive industry.
  • Renew Life Canada Inc. v. Lorna Vanderhaeghe et. al., lead counsel for Lorna Vanderhaeghe in a trade-mark infringement and passing off action in the nutritional food supplement industry.
  • Varco Canada Limited v. Pason Systems Corp., counsel for Pason in a patent infringement action relating to oilfield drilling technology.
  • Dimplex North America Ltd. v. CFM Majestic Inc., counsel for Dimplex in a patent infringement action relating to a trial and appeal in the household appliances field.
  • Dimplex North America Ltd. v. Globaltec Distributors Ltd., counsel for Dimplex in a patent infringement action in the household appliances field.
  • General Motors Corporation v. Diabco Internationale Inc., et al., counsel for General Motors in a trade-mark and copyright infringement and copyright action relating to automotive parts.
  • Bayer Healthcare AG v. Sandoz Canada Inc., counsel for Bayer in a patent infringement action relating to ciprofloxacin minibags.
  • Bayer Healthcare AG v. Sandoz Canada Inc., counsel for Bayer in a judicial review action relating to the decision to grant an NOC for ciprofloxacin minibags.
  • Bayer Aktiengesellschaft and Miles Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc., counsel for Bayer in a patent infringement action relating to nifedipine capsules.
  • Bayer Ag v. Apotex Inc., counsel for Bayer in a PMNOC action relating to ciprofloxacin hydrochloride.
  • Williams Information Services Corp. v. Williams Telecommunications Corp., counsel for Williams Telecommunications Corp. in a passing off action in the telecommunications equipment field.
  • Business Depot Ltd. v. Canadian Office Depot Inc., counsel for Office Depot in a passing off action relating to the retail industry.
  • Viewpoint International, Inc. v. On Par Enterprises Inc., counsel for Viewpoint International, Inc. in a trade-mark infringement and passing off action in the fashion and restaurant industries.
  • Ling Chi Medicine Co. (H.K.) Ltd. v. Persaud, counsel for Ling Chi on appeal relating to the expungement of a trade-mark.