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Business law firm McMillan has a sturdy IP practice comprising over 22 enthusiastic and committed lawyers and patent agents. It runs the gamut of intellectual property, managing approximately 4,000 patents and designs, as well as over 10,000 trademark registrations. On the contentious side the team has handled a number of significant cases, including a landmark patent infringement action for SALT Canada in 2020, which overturned three decades of established Canadian patent law. Keith Bird, the founder of the patent group, took the lead on the dispute. His laser-like focus on commercial solutions is underpinned by his vast knowledge of the law, and he brings “excellent communication and flexibility” to everything he does. Working alongside him is Pablo Tseng, a solid partner who “has demonstrated incredible professionalism and integrity. Pablo is in a league of his own, understands his clients’ challenges and always finds a way to solve them, all while effortlessly balancing legal concerns with their business needs.”