• Admitted to the Bar of Ontario in February 2001
  • Registered Canadian Trade-mark Agent
  • LL.M., University of Toronto, 2005
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1999
  • B.A. (Ethics, Society and Law), University of Toronto, 1996
Heather Watts was a partner of the firm. Effective January 1, 2019, she has retired to pursue her passion of international development. 

Practice Areas

Heather’s areas of practice include litigation relating to all forms of intellectual property. Heather appears regularly before the Federal Court of Canada and the Superior Court of Ontario. Her litigation experience covers patents, trade-marks and copyrights. Her focus is primarily on health technologies, including pharmaceuticals. Heather has been involved in all aspects of Notice of Compliance proceedings. She has also represented clients in litigation involving infringement and invalidity of pharmaceutical and other patents and in judicial review proceedings.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member of Intellectual Property Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Member
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Member
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), Member


November 24, 2017

Heather Watts will be participating in a panel presentation on Injunction Strategy – Practical Tips for Success on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 11:05 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

The presentation is hosted by The Advocates’ Society at the The Advocates’ Society Education Centre, 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700, Toronto ON.  The panel discussion is part of an educational program called Winning Injunctions which takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..  The program will be recorded for a live webcast.

June 1, 2017

Heather‎ Watts and Junyi Chen both spoke on the topic of Changes to the Patent Act resulting from CETA at the CAPRA Education Day on June 1, 2017.

May 11, 2017

A number of the partners attended the CBA IP Section's annual Judges' Dinner, which allows the bar to mingle with the bench at a black tie event in Ottawa.  

For more about the CBA IP Section, see http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_IP/main/.