Our Intellectual Property Practice brings strategic vision, a business-minded approach 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.
We are proud of our integrated team of experts who span the practices at our firm and provide comprehensive IP advice. Intellectual property issues require advice across a range of legal areas. Not only does IP law interface with competition and antitrust law, restructuring and insolvency situations, as well as corporate, securities, M&A, and tax matters, but often the most effective approach to resolving IP disputes (whether in litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation) requires expertise in other practice areas.
Our group includes over 30 lawyers, patent and trademark agents, and technical consultants. Many are internationally recognized leaders in their field and most have advanced scientific or engineering 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’ IP rights—as well as in responding effectively to the IP rights and claims of others.
Our intellectual property services include
- portfolio management
- regulatory and compliance
- industrial design
- litigation and dispute resolution
We represent clients across the full spectrum of industries and technologies, including companies in the life sciences, consumer products, e-commerce, media and communications, banking and financial services, manufacturing, environmental and government sectors.