Anthony is a founding partner of CPST Law LLP and its related patent and trademark agency firm, CPST Intellectual Property Inc. He is a lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent.
Anthony's practice covers the full range of intellectual property protection, enforcement and commercialization. He has acted as trial and appellate counsel in a wide variety of patent, trademark and copyright litigation matters. Anthony is responsible for the prosecution of patent, trademark and industrial design portfolios for clients in a wide variety of industries. In particular, he has extensive experience in the energy and financial services sectors. He regularly advises clients in areas such as trademark clearance, freedom-to-operate opinions, data protection for innovative drugs, comparative advertising, official marks, and matters arising under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.
Anthony has been recognized as a leading patent and trademark lawyer in the following publications:
- Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (Patents and Trademarks)
- WIPR Leaders
- Who's Who Legal: Patents
- Who's Who Legal: Trademarks
- The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Intellectual Property)
- World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals
- IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners
- Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Intellectual Property)
- Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys - Litigation Star – Intellectual Property
- LMG Life Sciences - Life Sciences Star
- Intellectual Property Owners Association, Vice Chair - Industrial Designs Committee
- International Trademark Association, Member - Brand Restrictions Committee
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Canadian Bar Association
- Speaker, "Enforcing Design Rights at the Border – A Global Perspective”, Intellectual Property Owners Association IP Chat Channel™, Learn More About the Counterfeit Goods Seizure Act – Enforcing Design Patents at the U.S. Border, June 17, 2021
- Co-author, Then and Now: Assessing Canadian Practice One Year Into The New Regime, World Trademark Review Magazine, Fall 2020.
- Author, Sending Cease and Desist Letters in Canada, IP Litigator Magazine, July/August 2020
- Author, Packers Plus v Essential Energy, Intellectual Property Magazine, February 28, 2020
- Author, Canada chapter; Patent Laws and Regulations 2020; International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG)
- Author, Canada chapter; Patents Comparative Guide; Mondaq
- Author, Canada Overhauls its Industrial Design System; Mondaq; November 7, 2018
- Author; How to Navigate Canada’s Official Mark System; Mondaq; August 8, 2018
The following is a sample of Anthony’s litigation matters:
- represented the defendant, both at trial and on appeal, in defending a claim for infringement of a patent relating to oil and gas fracturing; successfully defended the allegations of patent infringement and also invalidated the patent (Packers Plus v. Essential Energy)
- represented the defendant, both at trial and on appeal, in defending a claim for infringement of a patent relating to electrical switchgear; successfully defended the allegations of patent infringement and also invalidated the patent (ABB Inc. v. Hyundai Heavy Industries)
- successfully represented the appellant in the Federal Court of Appeal in invalidating a third party’s trademark registration (Reynolds Presto Products v. P.R.S. Mediterranean)
- successfully represented the defendant in applications for an interim injunction and an interlocutory injunction in relation to a software license agreement (ProPurchaser v. Wifidelity)
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