McCarthy Tétrault partner Barry Sookman joins Macdonald-Laurier Institute Advisory Council

Toronto, August 3, 2017 – McCarthy Tétrault is proud to announce the appointment of Barry Sookman, partner in the firm’s Technology Group in Toronto, to the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) advisory council.

The MLI is Canada’s most prominent public policy think tank, based in Ottawa. Its mission is to improve public policy throughout Canada by providing citizens and politicians with independent research and commentary. Protecting intellectual property rights is one of the Institute’s major priorities.

Mr. Sookman, who has already set himself apart as one of the nation’s foremost thought leaders in intellectual property through his legal practice and blog, will play an even more prominent role in shaping Canada’s IP scene with this new appointment. Brian Lee Crowley, MLI’s Managing Director, has expressed his excitement about adding Mr. Sookman to the advisory council, describing him as “one of the country's most respected legal minds.”

Mr. Sookman is a senior partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Technology Practice Group. He is the former Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Law Group and was the head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He is an adjunct professor of intellectual property law at Osgoode Hall University and is also on the IP Osgoode and CIGI Advisory Boards.

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