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Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2020

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized Global Leader, Life Sciences - Patent Litigation, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized Global Leader, Patents, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Richard Naiberg - Ranked - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers in the Globe and Mail's ROB Magazine, Litigation, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2018

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patents, 2018

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, Richard Naiberg - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patents, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Consistently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2016

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patents, 2016

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2016

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patents, 2015

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Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2015

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Intellectual Property, Patents, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2014

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2013

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patent Law, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2013

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Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Intellectual Property, Patents, 2013

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patents, 2012

Who's Who Legal, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Life Sciences, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2011

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patent Law, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2009

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patent Law, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2009

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Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2008

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Richard Naiberg - Highly Recommended, IP: Patent Litigation, 2008

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Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2008

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Patent Law, 2007

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Richard Naiberg - Highly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2007

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Best Lawyers in Canada, Richard Naiberg - Recognized, Intellectual Property, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Up and Coming, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2006

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Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Up and Coming, Intellectual Property, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Up and Coming, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2005

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Richard Naiberg - Up and Coming, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2004

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Richard Naiberg - Highly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2004

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Richard Naiberg

Partner

rnaiberg@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4247
Fax:   416.979.1234

Richard Naiberg is a partner in the Litigation Group at Goodmans. 

For more than 25 years, Richard’s practice has primarily been focused on intellectual property law and litigation.  Richard has very extensive experience in patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design litigation across a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cannabis, computing and software, power systems, mining, financial services, music publishing, television and film production, magazine publishing, apparel marketing, beer and wine, restaurants and packaged goods. 
Richard has been counsel on many landmark intellectual property cases, particularly before CIPO, in the Federal Court (including the Federal Court of Appeal) and on multiple occasions in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Richard also specializes in intellectual property portfolio management and due diligence and has extensive experience in developing strategies for the development, acquisition, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property of all types, as well as organizing defensive strategies for companies both in anticipation of and in response to allegations of infringement.  Richard also provides regulatory advice in respect of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

RECOGNITION

Since the early 2000s, Richard has been regularly recommended for his expertise in intellectual property litigation by domestic and international legal surveys, including The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada and Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners. Who’s Who Legal describes Richard as a “brilliant legal mind” with “impressive knowledge” and IAM Patent 1000 states that Richard “really knows his strategy when it comes to highly technical cases”, is “valued for his intellectual approach to complex assignments”, “works behind the scenes to create watertight cases” and is a “drug industry maven”.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Richard is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and the author of various articles on intellectual property law and advocacy. Richard has lectured at the Rotman School of Business and is a co-organizer and lecturer of Intellectual Property in Health Law - a course featured in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Professional LLM program (2008-2010). Richard is also the co-author of a chapter entitled PMNOC Proceeding in Canadian Patent Law Benchbook, a resource for Canadian judges (2006-present).

Education University of Toronto (LL.B., 1991)
University of Western Ontario (B.Eng. Sci., Electrical, 1987)
Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Advocates' Society
American Intellectual Property Law Institute (AIPLA)
Canadian Bar Association – Former Chair, Intellectual Property Section
Federal Court Intellectual Property Users Committee

Year of Call

1993 Ontario