McCarthy Tétrault is honoured with two Managing IP North America Awards

Toronto, March 20, 2013 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to announce that it has been honoured with two 2013 North America Awards in recognition of its exceptional achievements in intellectual property. Presented by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Managing IP at a gala last night in Washington, DC, the awards were as follows:

  • McCarthy Tétrault as the top firm in Canada in the category of Patent Contentious
  • partner Barry Sookman as Canada’s Outstanding IP Practitioner

McCarthy Tétrault’s IP Litigation Group advises on a range of intellectual property matters, including patents. The group advises clients on a broad range of patent cases involving pharmaceutical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, computer, and insurance products. Key focus areas are judicial reviews, applications under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and pharmaceutical patent infringement cases.

McCarthy Tétrault’s Intellectual Property Group advises clients on the full range of intellectual property issues, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and industrial designs. In addition to the firm’s outstanding patent litigation experience, it is the go-to firm for copyright litigation, including digital/Internet and computer program copyright disputes. One of its recent cases was its successful representation, led by Mr. Sookman, of Entertainment Software Association in its challenge to SOCAN’s right to collect royalties for downloads containing music (Entertainment Software Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 34).

Mr. Sookman is a partner in the McCarthy Tétrault’s Technology Group and is the former leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost authorities in information technology, Internet, and copyright. Mr. Sookman acts in connection with complex IT/IP transactions and in IT/IP litigation. He has argued numerous precedent-setting cases at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada and various courts of appeal.

Managing IP is a prominent source of news and analysis on intellectual property developments in 80 international jurisdictions, including the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Its events and awards programs recognize noteworthy firms and individuals’ achievements based on annual surveys of in-house and law firm practitioners globally. More information is found at

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault 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 in 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.