Aird & Berlis | Aird & McBurney Recognized in 2022 edition of the IAM Patent 1000

Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney are proud to be recognized in the Canada section of the 2022 edition of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, a guide that identifies the top patent firms and professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.

Firm highlights from this year's editorial include:

Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP is cementing its position on the Canadian market as a business-focused outfit with broad technical abilities. It recently increased its headcount with the addition of two patent agents, and although its prosecution practice is well known and highly regarded, it has also been making moves on the contentious front by enlisting Amy Grenon in late 2021. The life sciences ace has represented some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry in both infringement proceedings and proceedings under the PM(NOC) Regulations. She regularly teams up with IP department head Timothy Lowman, a fellow litigator with over four decades of experience. “A master of patent and regulatory issues, Tim’s legal knowledge is boundless, and he is without a doubt one of the top lawyers in the country.” On the widely acclaimed prosecution front, Erica Lowthers is a brilliant and approachable counsellor who effortlessly attends to her patrons’ needs, while keeping their business goals in mind. She can easily communicate with inventors in the biochemistry and medical devices space, thanks to her PhD in pharmacology. Coming in with high praise from her patrons: “Kimberly McManus is a remarkable practitioner. She’s knowledgeable, professional, upbeat and realistic. I can’t think of anyone I would rather work with for our Canadian matters. She is by far the best.” Completing the line-up, Kitt Sinden and Lola Bartoszewicz also receive glowing feedback. “Kitt quickly familiarises himself with his clients’ interests and has a clear understanding of the science and novelties of different technologies. He seamlessly unites the relevant information into actionable claims.” “Lola is attentive and takes special care to ensure that her customers’ needs are met. She is one of Canada’s most sought-after patent attorneys.”

Aird & Berlis LLP is proud to be one of Canada’s premier business law firms. We provide strategic advice in all principal areas of business law. Aird & McBurney LP is a leading Canadian patent agency firm with an internationally-renowned reputation. Together, Aird & Berlis and Aird & McBurney work in union to secure Canadian and worldwide protection and provide IP rights enforcement.

Learn more about our Intellectual Property Group.