Emily Kettel specializes in intellectual property litigation matters and assists clients with intellectual property disputes, with emphasis on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer products industries. Emily also assists clients with cybersecurity strategy and related litigation. Emily has litigated matters in the Federal Court and Ontario Superior Court and has appeared before a number of administrative tribunals. She is also a registered Canadian trademark agent.
Emily has represented plaintiffs and defendants in patent validity, infringement and ownership disputes and trademark owners and users in trademark validity and infringement disputes. She has significant experience in complex, multi-party patent matters involving concurrent litigation in Canada and the U.S. She also has experience in trademark prosecution and advises clients on trademark strategy. Emily has significant experience with the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, including in the preparation of Notices of Allegation and subsequent litigation, and for both small-molecule generic drugs and biosimilar products.
Emily is a member of the Advocates Society and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and serves on the IPIC Life Sciences and Litigation Committees. Emily is a mentor to students at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. In law school, Emily was active on many committees, was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Equality and received the Cressy Student Leadership Award and the Judy LaMarsh Prize.
Before joining Bennett Jones, Emily was an associate with a prominent intellectual property litigation boutique in Toronto.
Emily previously worked in environmental consulting and on research projects focused on pharmaceutical approval procedures, adolescent health consent issues and the retention of women in academics.