IAM names six Torys lawyers as among the world's top patent practitioners

June 06, 2013

The 2013 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners lists the world's leading patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners.

IAM Patent 1000 notes Torys' "considerable influence across Canada" and its "prodigious representation of innovative pharmaceutical multinationals." Torys is ranked in the highest level, Gold, for our patent litigation and licensing experience. We are also recommended for our prosecution expertise.

Six of Torys' lawyers are named as exceptional practitioners

  • Andrew Bernstein is ranked in litigation and described as having "a sound mind for business law disputes and harnesses this in commercial IP conflicts."
  • Daniel Logan is ranked in licensing and "undertakes challenging IT issues with a significant patent bent."
  • Conor McCourt is ranked in licensing and prosecution and his vast "experience in chemical and biochemical matters makes him a safe pair of hands."
  • Eileen McMahon is ranked in licensing and prosecution. Her expertise in regulatory law "is backed up by a buzzing IP function, in which she offers shrewd and valuable counsel to clients in the United States and Canada."
  • Cheryl Reicin is ranked in licensing. She is well-versed in "medical device and biotechnology industries."
  • Andrew Shaughnessy is ranked in litigation He is "a persistent challenger at the top of the market, with the strength of a hefty reputation behind him."


The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners builds onthe IAM Patent Litigation 250 and the IAM Licensing 250, to reveal the top litigators, licensing advisers and patent prosecutors. The guide was compiled following an extensive research process, including almost 1,000 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.


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