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“The breadth, quality and scope of experience McCarthy Tétrault demonstrates is outstanding”, enthuses one source. “It has deep expertise on current, upcoming and cutting-edge issues, and regularly holds seminars that are extremely informative.” The firm has a solid team with profound technical knowledge that it employs to counsel prominent industry players. For example, defending Apple against Wi-LAN’s infringement claims for mobile handover technology and representing biopharmaceutical company AbbVie in various actions involving six patents for its blockbuster medicine, are two major matters David Tait, Steven Mason and Fiona Legere have been handling, with Rebecca Crane also by their side on the latter. In high-stakes, precedent-setting pharmaceutical and telecommunications patent matters, Tait and Mason routinely team up. Legere has a distinctly international aspect to her work, enforcing her clients’ rights in complex multi-jurisdictional matters; and Crane’s PhD in microbiology allows her to bring a deep understanding of both science and law to her guidance. Also tackling critical contentious briefs, Timothy St John Ellam QC and Steven Tanner have successfully resolved an infringement matter for MEG Energy Corporation, which was widely followed by all of the major oil sands producers. On the prosecution front, the outfit is similarly stacked with impressive practitioners. “Alfred Macchione is a genius and one of the best in the business for software patents. He thinks outside of the box to construct patentable narratives and gets results in matters that others had written off.” Computer-implemented inventions ace and IAM Patent 1000 debutant Amy Fong has an engineering physics degree and software engineering experience that allows her to get on a level with inventors and effectively protect their assets. Lisa Melanson and Vincent Kam-Sun Yip handle global IP matters for their clients, which includes strategic patent prosecution and commercialisation. An expert in commercial transactions, Christine Ing rounds off the line-up and assists her following in a wide range of sectors.