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David Reive


David has been practicing intellectual property litigation for over 30 years. David has litigated patent infringement cases dealing with diverse areas of technology, including agricultural chemicals, oil field equipment, flooring products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and automotive control systems. David has also litigated trademark and copyright cases, in industries such as food products, footwear, fabric and apparel, benefits programs, software, and jewelry.

Prior to joining Sprigings Intellectual Property Law, David was a partner at a national law firm, where he was leader of the intellectual property group from 2015 to 2022. David has spoken extensively on many issues related to patent litigation and pharmaceutical patents.


  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University
  • M.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa
  • LL.B., Osgoode hall law School, York University  

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1992


  • In Intellectual Property Magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners and in World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 - the World's Leading Trademark Professionals.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers of Canada for both Biotechnology Law and Intellectual Property Law.

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