Alfred A Macchione

IAM Research

The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

Highly recommended - Individuals: prosecution

Highly recommended - Individuals: transactions

The McCarthy Tétrault team “is fantastic and does truly wonderful work; they are smart, write incredibly well and produce excellent arguments before the judges; and most importantly, they get results. They have a solid grasp of the technologies and patents they work with, and excel at balancing cases that take place in multiple jurisdictions”. Providing a wraparound patent service, the outfit is a premier destination for life sciences, telecommunications and oil and gas entities looking to procure, enforce or monetise their assets. National IP litigation group chair Steven Mason is “the model of integrity, attention to detail and client dedication”. He and David Tait recently took the lead on multiple actions under the PM(NOC) Regulations for Merck concerning generic versions of three of its products. In the words of one patron: “David is a great litigator who really listens to us and gives tailored advice that is adapted to our business needs; his strategies really go a long way. I think the world of him and his team.” Flanking them is IAM Patent 1000 newcomer and “fantastic lawyer” Rebecca Crane, who stands out for her “scientific knowledge and ability to work effectively with in-house experts”. Bell, TELUS and Rogers Communications have the ear of Fiona Legere, who “conducts some of the most concise and impressive cross-examinations anyone has seen”, according to one peer. Within the petroleum industry, Timothy St John Ellam and Steven Tanner have been doing some great stuff, including representing MEG Energy in a dispute against Crude Solutions that has received nationwide attention. Recommended on both the prosecution and transactions tables, Lisa Melanson, Vincent Kam-Sun Yip and Alfred Macchione are the perfect fit for all things non-contentious. Melanson is a go-to for effective cross-border strategies and global portfolios advice; and Kam-Sun Yip flawlessly navigates complex deals, such as Morningstar Inc’s acquisition of financial-planning and risk-profiling software firm PlanPlus Global. “Bright and up to date on the latest regulatory developments within AI and machine learning”, Macchione “has mastered writing patent claims that get maximum coverage and is extremely skilled at dealing with counterclaims too”. Overseeing the national technology law unit and co-leading the fintech group, Christine Ing has a flair for strategic IP development, licensing and technology transfers.

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