McCarthy Tétrault has one of Canada’s most innovative patent teams

Toronto, June 4, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that it is identified as having one of Canada’s top patent practices in the 2013 edition of IAM Patent 1000, published by Intellectual Asset Management.

The firm’s intellectual property practice is noted as having a "bustling national network" that "plays host to one of the most innovative patent teams in the country" and "is united by its unswervingly commercial approach, which wins it many repeat instructions from delighted clients." "The contentious arm works closely with the licensing and prosecution teams."

In addition, IAM singles out four of the firm’s lawyers as outstanding patent practitioners, as follows. "Each individual is brimming with ideas," says one source. "Its lawyers always look for a practical, effective legal solution for us – they are realistic thinkers who are keen to speak in plain English," says another.

  • Andrew Reddon is listed in the Litigation category: "Often at the sharp end of many high-value conflicts." "Everybody has the highest regard for him — hugely intelligent and a solid litigator."
  • Steven Mason is identified in the Litigation category: "Exceptional trial and appellate lawyer." "Terrific skills and impeccable judgment."
  • Alfred Macchione is named in the Licensing and Prosecution categories: "Very highly qualified attorney." "Instrumental in promoting cross-disciplinary cooperation."
  • Barry Sookman is identified in the Licensing category: "The consistently high quality of his output ensures that he always remains at the top of clients’ lists."

IAM Patent 1000 identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions globally. The 2013 edition is Intellectual Asset Management’s second issuance. Further information is found at

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.