Patti Brooks

Patti Brooks
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

If you ask Patti about her academic career before law, she might tell you that it’s all a bit of a Blur – but she’s just being modest.

In her PhD dissertation, Patti debunked a widely-accepted hypothesis about the neurochemical mechanism underlying motor control in Sleepers. It’s nothing like Catatonia - you should ask her about it over donuts.

As the Auteur of 11 scientific publications and a recipient of the Canadian Sleep Society’s Outstanding Student Achievement Award for work completed during her PhD in neurophysiology at the University of Toronto, Patti is no Charlatan.

Dr. Brooks’s instincts assisting in patent, trademark, copyright, and advertising matters are as sharp as her scientific chops. She has appeared before the Federal Court of Canada and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and is studying to become a patent agent.

Patti’s Oasis is on the rink, playing shinny and rec hockey, making obscure Arrested Development references, and reading the Bob Loblaw Law Blog.

All that said: if it wasn’t clear, Patti is Definitely Maybe the biggest Britpop fan at the office.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Regulatory and Strategic Advice
  • Life Sciences

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2016


  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D. - 2015
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • PhD in neurophysiology - 2011
  • Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    • M.Sc, biology - 2005
    • B.Sc.(H), biology - 2003

Honours and Awards

  • Samuel and Clara Shime Prize for Achievement in Law and Medicine
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council PGS D3 (2005-2008)
  • Canadian Sleep Society’s Outstanding Student Achievement Award