Edward Lee Ruff obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from McGill University. He spent his postdoctoral studies at Columbia University, New York. He is currently Emeritus Professor after 45 years at York University. He has over 140 publications in peer reviewed journals and was awarded the Fellowship of the Canadian Institute of Chemistry. He has had 41 years of continuous government research support. His research also lead to two patents. He is also consultant for patent attorneys in litigation cases between generic and brand name drug companies. He has been involved in the outreach program giving lectures on patent issues between generic and brand name drugs.