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Christopher Kvas

Email: ckvas@pnklaw.ca
Phone: +1 (416) 955-0050 ext 227

Christopher Kvas has specialized in intellectual property litigation for over thirty-six years.

Bringing an aggressive and pragmatic approach to intellectual property disputes, Chris has found success at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Chris has been leading trial counsel on several of the seminal cases in Canadian patent law that have shaped the way patents are construed and prosecuted in Canada. Some of these cases, such as the Whirlpool case, are among the most cited cases in Canadian patent litigation.

Throughout his career, Chris has been very active in court as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous cases involving diverse technological areas including telecommunications, oilfield equipment, pharmaceuticals, downhole tools, and other complex mechanical devices.

IP Law Credentials

Registered Patent Agent 2001
Registered Trademark Agent 1996
Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario 1985
Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Alberta 1985

Associations and Memberships

Canadian Bar Association
IPIC - Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
INTA - International Trademark Association


LL.B., University of Western Ontario 1983
B.A. (Mathematics), University of Western Ontario 1982

Representative Work

As a seasoned litigation counsel, Chris uses his breadth of experience to advocate for our clients’ interests in a strategic and well-informed manner.

PNK Law’s litigation team has appeared as counsel in proceedings before all levels of courts in Canada