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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)

Vincent YipMcCarthy Tétrault

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.