Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario v Transgenomic Inc

Counsel to the children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (“CHEO”) in an action seeking to invalidate several human gene patents preventing CHEO and other hospitals in Canada from offering diagnostic tests related to Long QT Syndrome. This was the first case in Canada to seek to address whether human genes are patentable subject matter. The matter resolved with a novel settlement, which granted CHEO (and other non-profits) a royalty-free license for diagnostic testing. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)