Sheldon Hamilton is a partner in Smart & Biggar's Toronto office and has been recognized as one of Canada's leading patent litigation lawyers. For close to 20 years, Sheldon has acted as counsel for many of the 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.
In 2017 Sheldon was named in IAM Patent 1000, The World's leading Patent Professionals and as a World IP Review Leader in 2016 and 2017. Sheldon has been featured in Who's Who Legal since 2015, as well as Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers In Canada, Benchmark Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, LMG Life Sciences, IAM Patent Litigation 250, IAM Life Sciences 250, The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory and Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars Handbook: Patents.
Sheldon writes and speaks on intellectual property issues and is a member and former Director of The Advocates' Society, a Fellow of IPIC and a member of AIPPI.
Sheldon completed a BASc (Chemical Engineering) and earned his LLB in 1990. He is a registered patent and trademark agent. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992.