Edward Fan > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Intellectual Property


A leading intellectual property lawyer with pragmatic perspective, Edward helps companies acquire, enforce and fully exploit their intellectual property assets across industries.

Edward is the practice group coordinator for the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. In addition to advising on issues relating to patent procurement and portfolio management, Edward is also involved in negotiating and crafting intellectual property, technology transfer, software and other technology-related licenses and agreements.

Edward is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States and a trademark agent in Canada.


Ontario Bar, 2002


Edward was an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University), where he co-developed and taught a new course to Osgoode Hall students, Legal Values: Commercializing Intellectual Property. He is also a regular guest lecturer to industry groups and professional organizations.

Prior to his legal career, Edward was a certified DB2 database administrator and application developer. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Edward FanTorys

The Toronto-based IP team at Torys concentrates on lifecycle management for its clients products, providing guidance on potential loss of market exclusivity and responding to IP disputes. One standout recent matter saw IP group chair Eileen McMahon and head of IP litigation Andrew Shaughnessy acting for Horizon Therapeutics in proceedings before the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board concerning allegations of excessive pricing. Andrew Bernstein has extensive litigation experience across all facets of IP, while on the transactional side, coordinator of the group, Edward Fan, is the key contact, honing his focus on the acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of IP. Teresa Reguly is particularly formidable in the biotechnology and medical device industries, and from a strong all-women pool of junior lawyers, counsels Nicole Mantini and Yolande Dufresne are particularly integral to the practice; the former due to her prominent reputation among North American and international pharmaceutical companies and the latter owing to her risk management and regulatory capabilities..