Timothy Gilbert

Timothy Gilbert

Timothy Gilbert

Managing Partner
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Our founder, our mentor and our intrepid leader. Tim has acted as lead counsel on some of Canada's largest disputes in the pharmaceutical and technology industries and acts as a trusted advisor to major companies and investment funds across Canada.

Tim is known for creative approaches to complex legal problems. While he is a litigator by training, he constantly seeks to create value by monetising IP assets through licensing, joint ventures or - where necessary - litigation. When in litigation, Tim is constantly looking for innovative ways to fund matters, whether that's by having skin in the game or by coming up with unique funding models.

The respect Tim has earned extends to regulatory work as well, where Tim has successfully advocated for his clients' interests before Canadian and U.S. legislators, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, the Competition Bureau, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The respect also extends across the border: while a Canadian at heart, Tim has acted and continues to act on major cross border litigation.

Always a fellow with a keen eye for entrepreneurship, persuasion, leadership and design, Tim is the former Chair of the Design Exchange, Canada's national design museum, and teaches at OCAD.

When Tim is not leading the firm, or litigating the most sophisticated and high-stakes intellectual property issues in the country, Tim squeezes in a little time to train for marathons and distance running events and triathlons.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1990


  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Representative Cases

  • RIM v. Visto
  • DataTreasury v. Canadian Chartered Banks
  • Halliburton v. BJ Services and Sanjel


  • Trial Advocacy, University of Toronto

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Advocates Society, Member
  • Toronto Law Association, Member


  • English