Matthew Norton
Associate, Ottawa
Barrister and Solicitor


Phone: 613.232.2486
Fax: 613.232.8440
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Ontario Bar 2018
  • University of Ottawa, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2017
  • University of Ottawa, M.Sc. (Cellular and Molecular Medicine), 2013; thesis titled Genome-wide RNAi screen identifies Romo1 as a novel regulator of mitochondrial fusion and cristae integrity
  • University of Ottawa, B.Sc. (Biochemistry, magna cum laude), 2010

A standard of excellence applied to IP enforcement

Prior to entering law, Matthew obtained his Master’s degree and worked as a research technician in the fields of cellular biology and genome-wide RNA interference screening. Matthew’s clients appreciate his experience and knowledge of life sciences that allows him to understand the complexities of their products.

His practice focusses on intellectual property litigation, covering both the federal and provincial courts and all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks and copyright. Matthew works with a variety of Canadian and international clients of all sizes and spanning a broad range of industries to help grow and protect their IP portfolios.

During his legal studies at the University of Ottawa, Matthew graduated summa cum laude and on the Dean’s Honour List. He received several awards including the Daniel A. Artola Intellectual Property Award, the John E. Read Prize for Public International Law, the Corbin Estates Law Prize, the John A. Kavanagh Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Law and Procedure and a law school Entrance Scholarship.

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Marketing & Advertising
IP Management & Strategic Counselling
Life Sciences
Chemical & Industrial Biotechnology


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