Partner at Smart & Biggar
Sanjay Goorachurn provides IP management, IP strategy and IP transactional support to innovative Canadian and global companies. His clients benefit from his astute advice, steady hand and diverse IP expertise, particularly during complex multi-jurisdictional M&A, IPO and licensing transactions and tax-efficient IP projects.
Mr Goorachurn has significant global experience in developing IP management programmes and IP strategies. He conducts IP audits in the context of assessing, improving and implementing IP management programmes for clients in support of their business objectives and corporate strategy. He also collaborates with valuation and tax professionals in valuing and optimising IP assets in transfer pricing, purchase price allocation and valuation projects in North America, Europe and foreign jurisdictions.
His clients operate in numerous industries that innovate including clean tech and energy, industrial, manufacturing/artificial intelligence, consumer and sport products, ag-bio, transportation, cosmeceuticals, pharmaceutical and animal health, software, telecommunications and gaming.
Mr Goorachurn has been recognised by clients in the IAM Patent 1000 as “a pro at creating value for companies and can always be counted on to manage the IP aspects of complex transactions with a steady hand”, as well as “an outstanding strategist” who “provides astute advice across a multitude of sectors”. In the IAM Licensing 250, Mr Goorachurn was described as someone who “really strikes the right tone with clients”, “has an innate ability to demystify the often complex and confusing realm of IP”, is “diligent, responsive and attentive to business needs”, “always tries to find the win-win solution between parties” and is “always thinking about how work done today will create value in the future”. In the IAM Strategy 300, clients and peers described him as “one of the very best in Canada”, and a “highly experienced, articulate and creative individual” whose advice leads companies to “see intellectual property as an investment, not a cost, and approach it in a strategic manner”.