David J. Heller
David J. Heller is a Toronto lawyer or paralegal in the law firm Ridout & Maybee LLP. The most recent record indicates the address of 5th Floor 250 University Ave. Toronto, Ontario M5H 3E5 (See on the map) and the contact phone is 416-865-3505, the fax number is 416-362-0823, the updated date is July 26th, 2023.
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David Heller is a partner of Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice encompasses international portfolios protecting a broad range of IP rights, with specialization in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nuclear, mechanical, and chemicals.
Prior to his legal career, David conducted physiology research for the Department of National Defence, and transplantation research for Toronto’s Sunnybrook Medical Centre. He was also Assistant Science Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Labour.
David’s passion for his work comes from helping clients move from the start-up stage to become successful international corporations, in part due to diligent IP protection and enforcement. David has been recognized as a leading IP lawyer in the Chambers Global Guide in 2012, 2013, and 2014, in which he was praised as “commercially aware, to the point and easy to get along with”.
Away from the office David enjoys canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, skiing, and spending time with his family.
B.Sc. (Honours Biology/Chemistry), 1989, University of Waterloo; LL.B., 1994, University of Toronto; Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario, 1996; Registered Patent Agent, Canada, 1997; Registered Trade-mark Agent, Canada, 1997
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate; IPIC Biotechnology Legislation Committee (Toronto Biotechnology Initiative); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI Biotech Committee); International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI); Guest lecturer for the University of Toronto Masters of Biotechnology Program; Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Instructor, Structuring, Negotiating and Drafting Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements).
Areas of Practice
Patents; Trademarks; Copyright; Industrial Designs; Trade Secrets; Licensing; Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Law
Heller D. & Agha, K. â€œDeep into the Genome; A Roundtable Discussion on IP, Patenting, and Personalized Medicineâ€ BioBusiness, pp. 10-12, July/August 2012; Heller, D. & Lee, J. â€œAmazon Finally Winsâ€, Canadian Lawyer InHouse, Vol. 7, Issue 3, June/July 2012; Heller, D. & Komarnicki, V. "Canada: Bar Raised for Attacking Patent Validity in Canada; Duty of Candour Narrowed", Mondaq, December 19, 2011; Heller, D. & Lee, J. "Privilege continues to evade patent agents", The Lawyers Weekly, September 17, 2010; Heller, D. & Anand, N. "Functional Pharma Claim Flawed, Finds Federal Court of Canada", APLF IP Law Bugle, June 2010; Heller, D. & Boulakia, C. â€œBeware Of What Your Canadian Patent Lawyer Is Sayingâ€, APLF IP Law Bugle, March 2010; Heller, D. & Roach M. The Role of Subsequent Entry Biologics - Intellectual Property 2008, XIV(2), 854-858; David Heller and Adrian Zahl, â€œProposed regulations to adjust generic balance,â€ Managing Intellectual Property (Focus- Life Science: Canada), March 2005; Heller, DJ and JD Wilson, â€œHarvard Mouse Trapped: Transgenic higher life forms not patentable in Canadaâ€. Carswell: Legal Alert, 21(11):82-85, 2003; Heller, DJ, â€œCanada Rules That Transgenic Animals are Nonpatentableâ€. Genetic Engineering News, 23(2): 6, 59, 60, 2003; Heller, DJ, â€œCourt allows patent on Harvard Mouseâ€. Law Times, August 21, 2000; Heller, DJ, â€œWill patents on plants be detrimental to the developing world.â€ Law Times, July 17, 2000
Named as a Leading Canadian Intellectual Property Lawyer in the Chambers Global 2013 Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers.
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