Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Intellectual Property Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Experienced IP group highlighted for its handling of patent infringement disputes for high-profile industry clients. Also has knowledge of IP licensing arrangements and regulatory mandates. Offers expertise on an array of IP-related matters to its client roster that includes a range of household names.

Strengths Clients appreciate the "high-quality work product" offered by the group, as well as its ability to "think outside of the box and go the extra mile."

Work highlights Acted for Bausch Health and Assertio on obtaining a prohibition order under the patented medicines regulation concerning a medication for the treatment of diabetes.

Notable practitioners


Andrew Skodyn
is recognised by one commentator as an "extremely skilled litigator" with a "very good reputation in the field." He is an experienced practitioner with an impressive track record assisting clients in the pharmaceutical and technology industries with patent infringement actions.


Melanie Baird
has significant experience in patent dispute proceedings, acting for prominent names in the technology, pharmaceutical and telecoms sectors. "She is a firecracker," enthused one source, adding: "She is very smart and has boundless energy and confidence."