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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)

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Torys has been especially active in the life sciences sector of late though also caters to names from the retail, agriculture, food, technology, media, sports, telecommunication and gaming industries, among others, serving as a one-stop shop across the full lifecycle of IP mandates. Eileen McMahon is a patent agent in both the US and Canada with 30 years of experience under her belt; she co-leads the team from Toronto alongside acquisition, exploitation and enforcement specialist, Edward Fan, and Andrew Shaughnessy who enjoys a prominent track record in patent and trademark infringement litigation, including those before the Supreme Court of Canada. Teresa Reguly supports clients involved in the sale of regulated pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology products with Andrew Bernstein delivering significant prowess in patent, copyright and trademark disputes, including those within the IT, media and life sciences industries. At the more junior end, counsel Nicole Mantini is a further star name on the contentious side and is highly regarded among international and North American pharmaceutical companies.