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McCarthy Tétrault
66 Wellington Street West
Suite 5300, TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON M5K 1E6
Canada

Work Department

Information Technology; Intellectual Property; Privacy & Data Protection

Position

Senior counsel in the Technology Law Group. Former leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. One of Canada’s foremost authorities in information technology, Internet, copyright and privacy law. Acts in connection with complex IT/AI//IP transactions and defense procurements and in IT/IP litigation. Has argued numerous precedent-setting cases at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Adjunct professor of IP law at Osgoode. Author’s blog at www.barrysookman.com

Career

Ontario Bar, 1982.

Memberships

Copyright Committee PTIC.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Barry SookmanMcCarthy Tétrault

Contentious matters are the standout forte for McCarthy Tétrault‘s practice which operates across all subsets of IP, providing representation before all levels of domestic courts in addition to international tribunals. Steven Mason has a number of high-profile victories at the Supreme Court of Canada under his belt, directing particular emphasis towards patent disputes, meanwhile Alfred Macchione oversees the prosecution and business IP practice and is often instructed by start-ups in the technology sector. Lisa Melanson heads the firm’s IP strategy initiative, managing global IP portfolios and leveraging her qualification at the New York Bar to support on cross-border mandates involving the US. Senior counsel Barry Sookman is a distinguished name in the field of copyright law whereas disputes experts Daniel Glover and Fiona Legere provide the group with a wealth of sector-specific expertise in fields such as retail, entertainment, technology, media, pharmaceutical and telecommunications. Named lawyers are based in Toronto with Vancouver-based Vincent Yip leading the firm’s Western Canadian IP practice.

Canada > Technology

(Leading individuals)

Barry SookmanMcCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault has a strong track record undertaking technology transactions across a wide range of sectors, such as aeronautics, life sciences, biotechnology, software and hardware. It also provides a ‘high level of experience and expertise‘ in relation to digital transformation projects, machine learning, fintech and data protection. Christine Ing is a leading name for advice on a range of emerging technologies. Charles Morgan and Daniel Glover coordinate the cyber/data group from Montréal and Toronto respectively. In a notable mandate, Morgan and Glover led a large multidisciplinary team which acted for the six most systemically important domestic banks on the preparation of a submission to the Quebec National Assembly committee assessing Quebec’s Bill 64, which looks to modernize Quebec’s privacy regulatory regime. Also notable is that Ing and associate Michael Scherman advised Shoppers Drug Mart on its C$75m strategic investment in virtual healthcare provider Maple Corporation. Barry Sookman, who is a key contact for technology-related litigation, has ‘decades of deal experience that is invaluable at the negotiating table‘. George Takach is noted for his finance and M&A expertise. In Montréal, Véronique Wattiez Larose focuses on M&A, private equity and ongoing business matters for technology clients.