Abraham Drassinower

Abraham Drassinower

Toronto: 416.865.7351
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB (Honours), 1998
University of Toronto
PhD (Political Science), 1994
University of Toronto
MA (Political Science), 1987
University of Toronto
BA (Philosophy), 1986
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2005


Abraham is Counsel to Torys, providing advice on copyright and trademark matters, litigation support with a focus on patent litigation, and licensing and privacy matters. He is a tenured professor of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he teaches intellectual property law.


Professional Involvement

Abraham has lectured on and taught a range of subjects at the university level in intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, patents, real property, political theory and philosophy. He also serves on several faculty committees.

Before his career in academia, Abraham clerked for Mr. Justice John Major at the Supreme Court of Canada. He summered at Torys in 1997, and in 2005–2006, he spent a year at the firm as an associate in the Intellectual Property and Litigation departments.

Memberships and Affiliations

Abraham is the Executive for the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. He is also a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property.