Dino Clarizio is a partner in the Litigation Group at Goodmans and is responsible for the firm’s patent prosecution work.
Dino is a registered patent agent in both Canada and the U.S. and a registered trade-mark agent in Canada. His work includes all aspects of intellectual property litigation with a focus on patent litigation in the chemical and pharmaceutical area. He has appeared in the trial and appeal levels of the Federal Court, and in the Supreme Court of Canada, in cases ranging in industry from pharmaceuticals and construction to toys and washing machine agitators. Dino also counsels clients on pre-litigation issues, including providing freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity opinions.
Dino’s cases have involved all the main patent issues, including claim construction and infringement, anticipation, obviousness, utility, and the duty of good faith, and trademark issues such as confusion, the doctrine of functionality in trade-mark law, and survey evidence.
Dino also has a patent prosecution practice spanning all kinds of technologies, with an emphasis on patenting in the chemical and biotech industries. Dino’s patent work has included responsibility for all E.I. du Pont patent filings in Canada, which include inventions relating to polymers, genetically modified plants and other chemically-based innovations.