Daniel Cappe is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group at Goodmans. His broad-based practice focuses on intellectual property, technology, health care and corporate/commercial litigation.
Daniel is a seasoned litigator with significant experience in prosecuting and defending patent, trademark and copyright infringement actions, proceedings under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, trademark opposition proceedings, shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, tort claims, defamation actions, and oppression actions. Daniel also frequently advises on and prepares contracts and agreements, particularly in the health care and technology industry context. Daniel represents public and private companies, venture capitalists, and other investors.
Daniel has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Daniel has lectured in patent law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law and writes frequently on current topics in intellectual property law. Daniel is a co-author of the Canada chapter in the book Patent Enforcement in the UK and Trans-Pacific Countries, which was published internationally in October 2021 by Globe Law and Business.
Daniel has an active pro bono practice, including acting as duty counsel at Law Help Ontario since its inception in 2008.
Daniel also serves as a director and Secretary of VIBE Arts, an award-winning charitable organization committed to providing children and youth in under-resourced communities with high quality community and school based arts and education. He also previously served as a director of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club (including acting as Secretary and Vice-President) from 2008 - 2014.Before becoming a lawyer, Daniel worked as a software designer in the high-tech industry for several years.
- University of Toronto, J.D., 2005
- University of Toronto, H.B.Sc., 1999, Computing and Information Science, minor in economics
- Law Society of Ontario
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- The Advocates’ Society
Call to Bar
- 2006 Ontario
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Goodmans is delighted to announce that the following lawyers have joined our partnership:Ian AndresChris ArmstrongDanny CappeMark DunnPeter KollaMelanie OuanounouJaclyn…
Dispute ResolutionJune 26 - 28, 2012 JW Marriott, The Rosseau, Muskoka Minett, Ontario 10:45 - 11:45 am: Current Liability Issues and Trends Speaker: Daniel Cappe, Goodmans LLP Please click here for…