Edward Fan > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile
79 WELLINGTON STREET WEST, SUITE 3000
BOX 270, TD CENTRE
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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(Leading individuals)
According to one pharmaceutical client, Torys impresses with its ‘knowledge regarding the intersection of regulatory and IP law’. Alongside its premier life sciences expertise, the Toronto-based group is additionally well versed in IP matters pertaining to the TMT, retail, food and beverage, agriculture, industrial, and energy and natural resources sectors, among others. IP chair and patent specialist Eileen McMahon also fronts the food and drug regulatory practice and advises on an array of IP protection and regulatory matters. Edward Fan coordinates the IP group and has an emphasis on IP acquisition, enforcement and exploitation. The group also fields two highly regarded IP litigators in Andrew Shaughnessy and Andrew Bernstein. Other recommended names include life sciences specialist Teresa Reguly and newly promoted patent litigator Nicole Mantini.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Corporate and M&A
- Infrastructure projects
- Energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Energy and natural resources > Power
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets
- Competition and antitrust
- Dispute resolution: Ontario
- Intellectual property
- International expertise
- Energy and natural resources > Mining
- Real estate
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Dispute resolution: Quebec
- Indigenous law
- Public procurement
- International trade
- Labour and employment