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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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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.