Allyson Whyte Nowak practices intellectual property and related litigation, including patent litigation and trade secret litigation, as well as litigation related to copyrights, trade-marks and trade libel. She has particular expertise in damages actions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, at both the trial and appellate level, including the Supreme Court where she represented Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies as an intervener in the first appeal of a section 8 case to be considered by the court.
Allyson’s solicitor work includes freedom to operate, validity and infringement opinions, as well as advice in connection with the protection of trade secrets, including non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements and non-competition agreements.
She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996 after obtaining her LL.B and B.C.L. degrees from McGill University in 1994 (with Distinction). She is completing the ICD program this year.