Nikita Stepin

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Nikita Stepin

Nikita Stepin


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Nikita Stepin practises intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent litigation. He also regularly acts in proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, as well as patent impeachment and infringement actions. His practice also extends to drafting commercial agreements and advising clients on data protection and other regulatory matters under the Food and Drug Regulations.

In the summer of 2015, Mr. Stepin completed a secondment at the legal division of Pfizer Canada Inc., where he worked directly for the general counsel and vice-president, legal and his team on a wide variety of matters.

In law school, Mr. Stepin was involved in researching and editing several intellectual property-related theses and publications for McGill University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and in managing and organizing symposiums and seminars. He also acted as research and teaching assistant for the McGill University Intellectual Property course, volunteered at the McGill Legal Information Clinic and served as external ambassador for the Faculty of Law.

He frequently publishes legal updates on the Norton Rose Fulbright blog pertaining to recent developments in copyright and patent law.

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B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2012

  • Quebec 2012
  • Philip Meyerovitch, Q.C. Prize, McGill University


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal (Montreal junior chamber of commerce)
  • ALAI Canada
  • Fondation Montréal Inc.
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Grand Lycée Russe de Montréal