Ms Lisa Melanson > McCarthy Tétrault > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6
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Lisa Melanson is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Intellectual Property Group. She has more than two decades of experience managing global IP portfolios and leading complex prosecution and regulatory files. Her full-service practice spans the range of IP protection, from patents and designs to trademarks and trade secrets. Building on her previous practice as a litigator, Lisa consults with the IP litigation team on contentious matters, often auditing the IP prosecution work of competing firms at the request of our litigation clients. She also provides IP and regulatory support on large commercial transactions. She is a pioneer of strategic practice at the complex IP/drug-regulatory interface under the Certificate of Supplementary Protection Regulations and the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.


Nova Scotia Bar, 1997

New York, USA Bar, 2001

Ontario Bar, 2005


Lisa graduated from Dalhousie University with her B.Sc. Hons. (Biology / Neuroscience) in 1992 and her LLB in 1995. She received her LLM from the University of Cambridge in 1998.

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McCarthy Tétrault operates across all key pillars of IP law, with strong offerings in prosecution, litigation, and multi-jurisdictional matters. Among the names to note in Toronto, senior counsel Barry Sookman stands as an authority in copyright and IP-related issues. Alfred Macchione is recognized for his strong experience in IP prosecution and transactions; similarly, IP strategy and prosecution head Lisa Melanson is also a key contact in this sphere. IP litigation head Steven Mason is highly regarded for his record in cutting-edge IP disputes, while David Tait focuses on patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and life sciences arenas. Other key names in Toronto include Fiona Legere and associate Kendra Levasseur. Vancouver’s Vincent Yip leads the firm’s Western Canadian IP practice.