June 13, 2014
We are pleased to announce that Torys has been named a leading law firm in patent prosecution, litigation and transactions by IAM Patent 1000. The organization describes our patent lawyers as having "the foresight to anticipate and forestall the problems that could eventually affect a client's rights further down the line" and that our IP practice has "[s]eamless integration with other departments [which] allows the IP team to provide incisive advice at the juncture of patent and regulatory law – a considerable advantage in transactions." The organization has further cited our peers as saying that: "You can be sure that it [Torys] had a hand in any deal which hits the headlines"; and that "[Torys'] team are serious competitors, and their level of professionalism and decorum makes being adverse to them reasonable, principled and constructive."
In addition to our firm's ranking, IAM Patent 1000 has recognized five of our lawyers for being leaders in patent matters. According to IAM Patent 1000, their methodology results in lawyers being eligible for recognition "when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate." Below are the lawyers' rankings as well as select quotes from IAM Patent 1000's description of our practice.
Eileen McMahon - leading lawyer in transactions and prosecution. IAM Patent 1000 describes Eileen as "the first name to come to mind for the interface of patent and regulatory law in the food and drug space."
Conor McCourt - leading lawyer in transactions and prosecution. IAM Patent 1000 says the following of Conor: "Co-chairing the IP practice, Conor McCourt secures cast-iron protection of innovators' rights."
Cheryl Reicin - leading lawyer in transactions. IAM Patent 1000 says the following of Cheryl: "The accomplished Cheryl Reicin excels in the life sciences…"
Andrew Shaughnessy - leading lawyer in litigation. IAM Patent 1000 says the following of Andrew: "Star attorney Andrew Shaughnessy receives a phenomenal amount of feedback: 'He is just excellent and commands respect.'"
Andrew Bernstein - leading lawyer in litigation. IAM Patent 1000 says the following of Andrew: "'First-class' Andrew Bernstein 'is a permanent feature on the litigation scene.'"