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Hon. Roger T. Hughes (Ret.)

Hon. Roger T. Hughes (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

General Biography
Practice Areas
Engineering (Mechanical)
Entertainment and Sports
Federal Law
Indian Law
Intellectual Property
International & Cross-Border
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

The Honourable Justice Roger T. Hughes (Ret.) joins JAMS after over a decade of experience as a judge on the Federal Court (Canada).  A recognized expert in intellectual property matters, Justice Hughes brings the perspective of a longtime federal practitioner—as advocate, judge and neutral—to each of his matters.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

Justice Hughes has extensive experience in the resolution of complex disputes in the following areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment and Sports
  • Federal
  • Intellectual Property
  • Telecommunications
  • Indian Law

Representative Matters

  • Aboriginal Law
      • Courtoreille v Canada, 2014 FC 1244
      • Coldwater Indian Band v Canada, 2013 FC 1138
      • Long Plain First Nation v Canada, 2012 FC 1474
      • Amahoose v Kehewan Cree Nation, 2010 FC 919
  • Action Against the Crown
      • Apotex v Canada, 2014 FC 1087
  • Broadcast
      • Telus Communication v Canada, 2014 FC 1157
      • Public Mobile v Canada, 2011 FC 267
  • Maritime
      • Platypus Marine v Ship Tatu, 2016 FC 501
      • Wells Fargo v Barge MLT-3, 2012 FC 738
  • Patent Damage Calculation
      • Janssen v Teva, 2016 FC 593
      • Apotex v Merck, 2012 FC 1235
  • Patent
      • Amgen Canada v Apotex, 2015 FC 1261
      • Bayer v Apotex, 2014 FC 403
      • Abbvie v Janssen, 2014 FC 55
      • E Mishan & Sons v Supertwk, 2014 FC 326
      • AstraZeneca v Apotex, 2010 FC 714
      • Merck v Pharmascience, 2010 FC 510
  • Trademarks
      • Victoria’s Secret v Thomas Pink, 2014 FC 76
      • Continental Teves v Professional Engineers, 2013 FC 801
      • HomeAway v Hrdlicke, 2012 FC 1487
      • Wonderfarm v Border Ladner, 2011 FC 117
      • Chamberlain v Lynx, 2010 FC 1287
  • Transportation
      • Canadian National Railway v Canada, 2011 FC 1201
      • Air Canada v Toronto Port Authority, 2010 FC 774

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS
  • Registered Patent Agent
  • Past President, Intellectual Property Association of Canada
  • Fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Past Director, Advocates’ Society


Author and co-author of numerous lectures, speeches and articles in the area of intellectual property, court practice and procedure.  Published works include:

  • Canadian Federal Courts Practice
  • Canadian Forms & Precedents - Intellectual Property
  • Copyright Legislation & Commentary
  • Federal Courts of Canada Service
  • Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Copyright
  • Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Patents, Trade Secrets and Industrial Designs
  • Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Trade-marks, Passing Off and Unfair Competition
  • Hughes on Copyright and Industrial Design
  • Hughes on Trade Marks
  • Patent Legislation & Commentary
  • Trademarks Act & Commentary

Background and Education

  • Appointed Judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal, 2005-2016
  • Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, 2006-2016
  • Course Director, Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000-2005
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1984
  • Called to Bar, Alberta, 1975
  • Partner, Sim, Hughes, Ashton & McKay and Sim McBurney, 1968-2005
  • Called to Bar, Ontario, 1968
  • Bachelor of Laws (JD), University of Toronto, 1966
  • Registered Professional Engineer, 1964
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering), Queen’s University, 1963


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