Jamie Mills  


Executive Summary

Jamie Mills practises in all areas of intellectual property law, including prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks and copyrights, with a primary focus on pharmaceutical patent litigation. A partner and patent agent in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Jamie also has significant experience in Internet pharmacy issues, pharmaceutical regulatory law, and government relations for innovative pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries.

Jamie is an advocate before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Courts, the Federal Courts, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, the Trademarks Opposition Board, and the Patent Appeal Board. He frequently speaks on issues relating to intellectual property litigation, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas. In addition, Jamie is an appointed Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. 

Representative Work

  • Has appeared before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
  • Acting as counsel for innovator companies in proceedings brought pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.
  • Acting as counsel in patent infringement and patent impeachment actions.
  • Acting as counsel in trademark infringement and expungement proceedings.
  • Acting as counsel in a copyright infringement action.
  • Acting as counsel for innovator companies in judicial review proceedings relating to listing of patents on the Patent Register.
  • Advising clients with respect to data protection, listing patents on the Patent Register and reporting patents to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, “The Evolution of the Doctrine of Sound Prediction in Canada: Darwin Would Not Be Impressed,” Bloomberg BNA,March 30, 2012.
  • Co-Author, “The Canadian Doctrine of Sound Prediction: Out of Step with the Rest of the World,” Bloomberg BNA,April 4, 2012.
  • Co-Author, "Fitting Biologic Products into the Data Protection and Notice of Compliance Regulatory Schemes," Canadian Biotechnology Industry Guide 2011, January 2011.
  • Co-Author, "The 2012 Biotechnology Public Policy and Litigation Agenda in Canada,” analysis chapter in Life Sciences Handbook 2012.
  • Co-Author, “Divergence in Sound Prediction of Utility Law in Canada,” Bio Business.
  • Author, “Update on Intellectual Property Protection for Biotechnology in Canada,” BIOTECanada Insights, Fall 2010.
  • Co-Chair, 9th Annual Forum on Pharma Patents, November 4-5, 2010.
  • Chair, Panel on Managing Litigation in a Foreign Jurisdiction, Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, October 25-27, 2010.
  • Speaker, “Managing Litigation in a Foreign Jurisdiction,” Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, October 2010.
  • Author, “Disclosure Requirements Increased,” Managing Intellectual Property, January 2010.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Appointed Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, 2017.
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Intellectual Property: Litigation).
  • Recommended in the 2017 and 2016 editions of Legal 500 Canada (Intellectual Property).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2016) of Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Intellectual Property: Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2015) of Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a "Local Litigation Star: Ontario" and a "Litigation Star: Intellectual Property".
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of Intellectual Asset Magazine's (IAM) Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals (Patent Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars (Patent; Trademark).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Intellectual Property Law).
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Intellectual Property, Biotechnology).
  • Recognized in the 2016 and 2015 editions of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Life Sciences; Patents), and in the 2014 and 2013 editions (Life Sciences).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Life Sciences, Patents).
  • Recognized as one of the top 250 Life Sciences Patent Litigators, one of the top 250 Patent Litigators and one of the top 1000 Patent Practitioners in the world by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine.
  • Recognized in the Ottawa Business Journal as one of the few lawyers who qualified as one of Ottawa’s “2004 Forty Under 40,” an award recognizing business excellence and community giving.