Fred Wu is an associate in our Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Toronto. He practises litigation with a particular focus on hard IP in the life sciences sector.
Fred has experience in contentious patent, trademark, copyright, and industrial design law across a broad range of subject-matter. He has advised on IP strategy for leading companies with global interests, and has coordinated multijurisdictional litigation. He has crafted arguments in disputes before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Before joining McCarthy Tétrault, Fred developed his practice at a large multinational firm and the top IP litigation boutiques of Canada and the United Kingdom.
In law school, Fred maintained an undefeated record in competitive moot court on IP issues. With his team, he won the 2015 Harold G. Fox IP Moot and the 2016 Oxford International IP Moot. Fred was named the best advocate at both competitions.
Fred received a BMSc (Hons) with distinction in Biochemistry of Infection & Immunity, with a minor in Philosophy of Science, from Western University in 2009. He was conferred his MSc in Medical Microbiology & Immunology, specializing in Virology, by the University of Alberta in 2013. His thesis research examined virus-induced cell signalling, regarding which he co-authored multiple scientific publications. Fred earned his JD cum laude in Law & Technology from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2016. He is presently pursuing a credential in Data Science.
Called to the Bar of Ontario in 2017, Fred is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.