Scott Jolliffe

Current Affiliation

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Professional Experience

  • With 30 years of experience in the intellectual property field, Mr. Jolliffe has acted as senior counsel on many landmark intellectual property cases in the Ontario Courts, Federal Courts and Supreme Court of Canada. He has served as an adviser to major Canadian and international companies in the food, drug, medical device, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, chemical and natural resource areas. He is also trained and serves as a mediator in intellectual property disputes.

Primary Practice Areas

  • Patent, trade mark, copyright, trade secret, competition, passing off, licensing and product liability litigation and mediation.

Dispute Resolution Experience & Training

  • CPR Intensive Mediation Course (1999)
  • Appointed to INTA Panel of Neutrals
  • Refresher courses on Mediation Skills through the INTA Panel of Neutrals 
  • Regularly serves as a mediator in intellectual property disputes

Selected Honours Publications and/or Professional and Civic Associations

  • Certified Specialist of the Law Society of Upper Canada in Civil Litigation
  • Certified Specialist of the Law Society of Upper Canada in Intellectual Property
  • Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member of the International Trademark Association and the Canadian, American and International Bar Associations.
  • Consistently awarded the highest rating in Canada and internationally by peer rating organizations like Chambers, Martindale-Hubbell and Lexpert as a leading practitioner in the intellectual property field.
  • A frequent writer and speaker on subjects related to intellectual property and litigation, contributor to numerous books, journals and conferences on intellectual property, and a co-author of two leading Canadian texts in the intellectual property field.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, Law Society of Upper Canada 1978
  • Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB 1976
  • University of Toronto, BA.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) 1973

Contact Information

Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
First Canadian Place
Suite 1600
100 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5X 1G3
Phone: 416-862-5400
Mobile: 416-434-9784
Fax: 416-863-3400