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Canada 2023
Nationwide - Canada Intellectual Property
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Band 4

6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Goodmans LLP

Goodmans Intellectual Property Group assists clients in protecting, registering, transacting and managing Intellectual Property, including patents, trademarks and copyright. As a business firm, our IP group regularly engages in transactional work, including conducting due diligence, transferring assets and taking security interests. 

We also have unparalleled experience litigating complex and high-stakes IP litigation in the pharmaceutical, high technology, telecommunications, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors. If and when disputes arise, clients trust us to assert IP and to defend against IP claims brought by others.

Our lawyers have acted in the leading cases regarding IP at the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, where they have shaped Canadian IP law through original thinking and importing the most thoughtful legal solutions from other jurisdictions.

Clients from a multitude of industries choose Goodmans when they want client-focused, tailor-made strategies for building and managing IP portfolios and designing around the IP of their competitors. We manage patent and trademark portfolios from a global perspective, always focusing on how Canadian IP rights fit into a business’ global goals. When industry leaders need assistance asserting their trademarks or defending against claims of trademark infringement, they also turn to Goodmans.

Chambers Review

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Intellectual Property - Nationwide - Canada
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Band 4
What the team is known for

Goodmans houses a well-regarded Toronto-based intellectual property department, with notable strength in handling complex litigation. Renowned for its leading expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, the firm's expertise covers both disputes and non-contentious issues. The team also offers experience in transactional, licensing and portfolio management files, often working for well-known domestic and international brands, including Asahi Europe and Cadillac Fairview. The group enjoys a strong reputation for its assured handling of patent litigation matters, particularly for longstanding client Apotex.

Work Highlights

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  • A Goodmans team represented JAMP Pharma and Alvotech in multiple actions brought by AbbVie regarding the latter's treatment drug for rheumatoid arthritis, Humira.

Notable Practitioners

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Andrew Brodkin
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Andrew Brodkin
Star Individuals

Andrew Brodkin is a leading intellectual property lawyer with considerable experience litigating complex pharmaceutical patent disputes. He has also represented major manufacturing and technology clients in both patent and trade mark litigation.
"Andrew Brodkin is a superstar." "Andrew is an exceptional litigator and has a hand in nearly everything the firm does in IP litigation."

Harry Radomski
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Harry Radomski
Star Individuals

Legendary litigator Harry Radomski continues to be recognised as an eminent intellectual property expert, particularly with issues concerning pharmaceutical patent litigation.
"Harry's oratorical skill is unparalleled." "He is the dean of the patent litigation Bar."

Amalia Berg
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Amalia Berg
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Band 2

Amalia Berg assists clients with a host of patent and trade mark issues, including clearance, prosecution and portfolio management. She has been retained by major brands across a range of industries including consumer products, technology and media.

Jordan D. Scopa
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Jordan D. Scopa
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Band 3

Jordan Scopa continues to impress market observers for his prominent role in major pharmaceutical patent litigation files, particularly for clients on the generic side of the industry.
"Jordan Scopa really understands the commercial side of things, and provides legal advice with that in mind.""He is a tremendously talented litigator and legal strategist."

Ben Hackett
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Ben Hackett
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Band 4

Ben Hackett holds a solid reputation as an IP litigator and has played an important role in several high-profile patent litigation cases, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector.
"Ben Hackett is an outstanding young IP litigator, an excellent oral advocate and cross-examiner."

Jaclyn Tilak
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Jaclyn Tilak
Associates to watch

Jaclyn Tilak regularly represents major pharmaceutical companies in complex patent litigation. She also acts in similar disputes for clients in the manufacturing and energy sectors.
"She works tirelessly and her command of the documentation is great.""She is very smart and has helped her clients achieve many significant victories."

Ranked Lawyers at
Goodmans LLP

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Intellectual Property

Amalia Berg
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Amalia Berg
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Band 2
Intellectual Property: Litigation

Andrew Brodkin
Andrew Brodkin
Star Individuals
Harry Radomski
Harry Radomski
Star Individuals
Jordan D. Scopa
3
Jordan D. Scopa
3
Band 3
Ben Hackett
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Ben Hackett
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Band 4
Jaclyn Tilak
Jaclyn Tilak
Associates to watch