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Brian John Capogrosso

Senior Associate

Brian John Capogrosso


T:+1 514.847.4679

Brian John Capogrosso practises in all areas of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on the life sciences and informational technology sectors. Mr. Capogrosso’s practice includes both a litigation and commercial component.

Mr. Capogrosso has experience in litigation before the Federal Court of Canada and the Quebec Superior Court, including proceedings related to patent infringement, patent impeachment, Canada’s Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, contractual disputes and privacy rights. Mr. Capogrosso also advises on matters pertaining to Health Canada’s product safety guidelines, Quebec prescription drug legislation, data protection and patent listing.

His commercial practice focuses on drafting and negotiating license agreements, distribution agreements, outsourcing agreements, assignment agreements and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. He often participates in commercial transactions that include an intellectual property component.

Mr. Capogrosso is currently a guest lecturer at McGill University at the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the School of Architecture. He is also a monthly contributor to the Canadian Bar Association’s National Magazine blog, providing pieces on new developments in intellectual property law.

During his law studies, Mr. Capogrosso participated in our secondment program, which gave him the opportunity to intern for a year in the legal department of Groupe Aeroplan (now AIMIA) and gain valuable experience in a corporate setting.

Prior to his legal studies, Mr. Capogrosso studied biochemistry at McGill University.

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  • Education

    D.E.S.S., Common Law, Université de Montréal, 2009
    LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2008
    B.Sc., Biochemistry, McGill University, 2004

  • Admissions
    • Quebec 2010
  • Memberships and activities

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
    • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
    • Young Bar Association of Montreal
    • Licensing Executives Society