Sheldon Hamilton is a partner in Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh's Toronto office and has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading patent litigation lawyers. Over the course of 18 years, Sheldon has acted as counsel for many of world’s most innovative companies in relation to commercially significant products. Sheldon has particular experience in pharmaceutical litigation, appearing as both trial and appellate counsel, including in proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Sheldon has extensive trial experience focusing on issues of patent infringement and validity, and damage quantification.
Sheldon has been recognized by a range of leading Canadian and international publications, including IAM Patent Litigation 250 — The World's Leading Patent Litigators, IAM Life Sciences 250 – The World’s Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators, Benchmark Canada, Chambers Global, and The Best Lawyers in Canada.
Sheldon writes and speaks on intellectual property issues and is active in committee work in a number of professional organizations.
During his off-hours, Sheldon is an avid runner, having completed 18 marathons including Boston (twice), New York, Chicago and Prague.
Qualifications — Registered Trademark Agent 1995
Registered Patent Agent 1996