Alfred Macchione > McCarthy Tétrault > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Practices all aspects of clearance, acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of patents, trade-marks, copyright, designs and other intellectual property. Emphasis on high technology. Experienced in patenting of inventions in the fields of networked communications, business processes and financial services, software and other forms of computer technology. Longstanding expertise involving intellectual property and technology transactional support in large-scale mergers, acquisitions and financing.

Career

B.Eng. 1980; M.Eng. 1986; B.C.L 1986; Quebec Bar, 1987; Ontario Bar, 1996.

Memberships

Immediate Past President of the Canadian National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); AIPLA, ITechLaw, FICPI, CBA, INTA, IPIC; Chair of the AIPPI international Standing Committee on IT and the Internet.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Alfred MacchioneMcCarthy 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.