Sanjay Goorachurn

Partner at Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Sanjay Goorachurn is a partner in Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh’s Montreal office. He provides IP management, IP strategy and IP transactional support to Canadian and global innovative companies. His clients benefit from his astute advice, steady hand and diverse IP expertise, particularly during complex multi-jurisdictional M&A, initial public offerings and licensing transactions.

Mr Goorachurn has significant experience in:

  • developing IP management programmes and IP strategies;
  • conducting IP audits in the context of assessing, improving and implementing IP management programmes for clients in support of their business objectives and corporate strategy; and
  • collaborating with valuation and tax professionals in valuing and optimising IP assets in transfer pricing, purchase price allocation and valuation projects in North America.

He advises clients in several industries, including clean tech and energy, industrial, consumer and sport products, 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 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”.

Mr Goorachurn has been recognised since 2012 as a leading patent professional in the IAM Patent 1000.

Firm details

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Suite 3300
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Montreal QC H3B 4W5
Canada

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