Belle Van has a wealth of knowledge in the area of intellectual property law and information technology. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, particularly, pharmaceutical patent disputes, and intellectual property contracts.
Belle has handled cases on all aspects and stages of patent disputes and has played an integral role on several leading patent law cases in Canada. Belle's experience includes providing strategic opinions, preparing court filings, preparing expert evidence and representing clients at hearings and trials.
Belle also advises clients on regulatory compliance, including the production, sale and health and safety requirements of regulated products in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and consumer goods industries.
Before joining the firm, Belle was an associate at one of Canada's largest law firms where she represented and advised clients on intellectual property matters.
- Called to the Ontario Bar, 2007
- Registered Canadian Patent Agent, 2021
- LLB, University of Windsor
- B.Sc., Radiation Science, University of Toronto
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association
- Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Member of the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group
- Member of IPIC litigation committee
- Member of IPIC IP Administrator's committee
- Apotex Inc. v. Pfizer Canada Inc., 2011 FCA 236
- Eli Lilly Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc., 2008 FC 142; 2009 FCA 97
- Pfizer Canada Inc. v. Canada (Health), 2008 FC 13
- Contributing author to Carswell's Canadian Patent Law Benchbook - a leading resource for Canadian judges in the field of patent law
- "Can an artificial system be an inventor?", 2019: https://www.mondaq.com/canada/Intellectual-Property/891628/Can-An-Artificial-Intelligence-System-Be-An-Inventor
- "Faceapp and legal rights in Canada", 2019: https://www.goodmans.ca/Doc/FaceApp_and_Legal_Rights_in_Canada