Torys’ Intellectual Property Practice brings broad strategic vision, business-minded approaches and wide-ranging skills to the management of our clients’ intellectual property assets and regulatory affairs on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and globally.
Our group includes more than 30 lawyers, patent and trademark agents, and technical consultants. Many are internationally recognized leaders in their field and most have advanced scientific degrees in various disciplines.
We are widely recognized for our broad technical expertise, legal experience and industry savvy in advising on the creation, selection, acquisition, registration, prosecution, management, exploitation, enforcement and protection of our clients’ valuable IP rights, and in responding effectively to the IP rights and claims of others.
Our intellectual property-related services include
- portfolio management
- regulatory and compliance
- industrial design
- litigation and dispute resolution
Counseling in IP protection, acquisition, enforcement, licensing and management often requires expertise in other legal areas. Antitrust and competition law interfaces with intellectual property law. Intellectual property counseling, including counseling for emerging companies, must often be integrated with corporate, securities, M&A and tax counseling. Intellectual property assets are an increasingly important part of restructuring and insolvency situations. Likewise, the most effective approach to the resolution of IP disputes, whether in litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation, often requires expertise in our other practice areas.
We represent clients in a wide range of industries and technologies, including companies in the life sciences, consumer products, e-commerce, media and telecommunications, banking and financial services, manufacturing, energy, environmental and government sectors. Our clients include 14 of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, ranked by healthcare revenue.