In its list of the world's 250 leaders in patent and technology licensing, Intellectual Asset Management names five of Torys' lawyers (the most of any Canadian law firm):
- Conor McCourt strategically manages the intellectual property of his clients and maintains a 'thorough approach to licence agreements.' He 'always adds value,' thanks to his broad expertise in various technical and legal areas.
- Daniel Logan focuses on corporate and commercial transactions with intellectual property and technology at their heart. In addition to licensing, he advises on the structuring of joint ventures and strategic partnerships, and manages outsourcing and system delivery in the IT law area. He is 'perpetually available to clients and produces an excellent quality of work that always exceeds expectations.'
- Eileen McMahon specialises in IP and regulatory issues relating to food, drugs and medical devices. A major part of her practice involves the drafting and negotiation of licensing deals, and she has 'expert familiarity with the technology in question.'
- Cheryl Reicin has a 'good eye for potential risks' and the 'ability to provide pragmatic, business-oriented advice.' She provides strategic guidance to companies from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, and her previous experience of practising in the United States has won her several high-profile US clients. She also commonly advises on regulatory and IT issues in the healthcare sector.
- Gabor Takach is 'among the country’s most renowned technology lawyers.' He drafts and negotiates licence agreements in high-tech fields such as computer hardware and communications equipment; he also manages IT issues such as software licensing and outsourcing.
The 250 individuals identified by IAM's research team received substantial feedback from private practitioners and their users in more than 20 key jurisdictions. The top-class lawyers were reported to combine an in-depth knowledge of the legal process with an understanding of their clients' businesses to develop strategies for fighting cases that leave their clients in the best position possible.