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McCarthy Tétrault
745 Thurlow Street
Suite 2400
Vancouver BC V6E 0C5

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Partner in the firm’s national Intellectual Property and Business Law Groups. Based in Vancouver, leads the firm’s Western Canadian intellectual property practice and has a national practice, working closely with clients of the Calgary, Toronto, and Montréal offices.

Practice focuses on the global acquisition, commercialization, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including drafting and prosecuting patent and trademark applications; managing trademark oppositions, rendering patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate, and infringement opinions; and resolving intellectual property rights disputes. Has significant experience in the prosecution and management of global patent and trademark portfolios.

As a patent and trademark lawyer with substantial corporate and commercial expertise, provides intellectual property advice on complex corporate and commercial transactions, including licensing, research and collaboration agreements, mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations, and financing transactions.


British Columbia, 2008


Cantonese and Mandarin


Canadian Bar Association (chair of National IP section) and Intellectual Property Institute of Canada


B.Sc. (Honours) in Microbiology and Immunology (UBC)


Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

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A team which thrives in protecting, defending, obtaining and monetizing its clients’ IP, McCarthy Tétrault is geared to support on patent prosecutions and applications, all forms of relevant disputes, and the IP aspects of major M&A and private equity deals. Steven Mason is routinely engaged on litigious matters by leading technology, software, telecommunications and pharmaceutical players meanwhile Alfred Macchione, a fellow practice co-head, is distinctly well-versed in guiding early-stage business and start-ups on the protection and development of IP. Based alongside them in Toronto is Barry Sookman, a lawyer active on both the strategic advice and litigations, dispersing his expertise on copyright, internet, e-commerce and privacy law matters, as well as pharma, biologics, entertainment, software and telecommunications sector specialist, Fiona Legere. In Vancouver, Vincent Yip is a key port of all for acquisition, commercialization and enforcement affairs.