Chelsea Nimmo

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Chelsea Nimmo

Chelsea Nimmo

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Chelsea Nimmo is a strategic litigator with a focus on practical, business-minded outcomes in intellectual property disputes. She advises clients across a broad range of industries, including those in the pharmaceutical, life science, food and agriculture and energy sectors. While her practice touches on all facets of intellectual property, she has a particular focus on patents and industrial design issues. Her in-depth knowledge extends to both liability and damages issues, including remedies such as damages and accounting of profits.

In her patent litigation practice, Chelsea has experience with patent disputes involving many technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electrical, mechanical and oil and gas. She also has extensive experience under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Chelsea has a Masters in Chemistry with a focus on materials engineering, which allows her to bring a deeper insight into the technical areas of many of her cases.

Like many of her clients, Chelsea is passionate about advancing diversity within the legal profession and collaborates with industry leaders to do so. Chelsea is an elected board member of the Toronto Intellectual Property Group. 

Professional experience

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B.C.L./LL.B, McGill University, 2014
M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Toronto, 2011
B.Sc., Biochemistry, McGill University, 2009

  • Ontario 2015

Chelsea has acted in the follwoing matters:

  • Hoffman-La Roche Limited and Genentech, Inc. in various Federal Court actions under the PM(NOC) Regulations in respect of trastuzumab (HERCEPTIN®) and bevacizumab (AVASTIN®)
  • Pfizer in various claims relating to the drugs VIAGRA®, LIPITOR®, ACCUPRIL® and ACCURETIC®
  • Novo Nordisk in various Federal Court actions under the PM(NOC) Regulations in respect of liraglutide  (VICTOZA®)
  • Human Care Canada in a patent infringement action related to a medical device patent
  • Acting for an oil and gas exploration, development and production company in a patent infringement action related to steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD).

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group