Trent Horne practises in all areas of intellectual property with a concentration in patent litigation. He has been certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in intellectual property law: patent/trademark/copyright and has appeared as counsel in numerous patent trials and appeals, including an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The technologies involved in Trent’s patent litigation practice have included vaccines, pharmaceuticals, genetically modified plants, microwave transmission devices, vehicle suspensions, electric fireplaces, medical devices and manufacturing equipment. Trent has also acted as counsel at trials and appeals in matters relating to trademarks and copyright. He is a registered trademark agent in Canada and is involved in trademark prosecution, summary cancellation and opposition proceedings. Trent teaches the Litigation course for the Intellectual Property LLM Program at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has also given lectures at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Waterloo.
In addition to writing papers and giving presentations on topics relating to intellectual property, Trent is a contributing author to the looseleaf publication Federal Courts of Canada Service and the text Federal Courts Practice. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Advocates’ Society.