About the Authors

AuthorT. Nessim Abu-Zahra/Simon Carvalho/David Edwards
About the Authors
T.NessimAbu-Zahrais a graduate of Queen’s University (BSc, ) and
the University of Toronto (MSc,  and JD, ). He was admitted to
the bar of Ontario in .
Nessimbegan his career with an intellectual property boutique rm in
Ottawa, where his work included pharmaceutical patent litigation and other
intellectual property matters.
Nessimjoined the Department of Justice (Health Canada Legal Services)
in October , where his practice involves advising Health Canada o-
cials and other government decision-makers on the drug approval processes
under the Food and Drugs Act and Food and Drug Regulations, and the asso-
ciated intellectual property regimes, namely, the Patented Medicines (Notice of
Compliance) Regulations, the Certicate of Supplementary Protection regime,
the data protection portions of the Food and Drug Regulations, and the Pat-
ented Medicine Prices Review Board.
Nessimis also a registered patent agent and from August  to Sep-
tember  was on a secondment as a Member of the Patent Appeal Board
(PAB), where his responsibilities included rendering recommendations on
rejected patent applications for Commissioner’s Decisions under thePatent
Rules, as well as assistance for other areas of thePatent Actfor which the PAB
has responsibility, such as cases of abuse of patent rights and regulation of
patent agents.

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