Joanne Chriqui practises intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent, industrial design, trade-mark and copyright litigation. She has appeared before the Federal and Quebec courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Her expertise spans mechanical, biomedical and pharmaceutical patents, as well as enforcing patent, copyright, and trade secret rights involving software and other new technologies.
Ms. Chriqui often coordinates multijurisdictional patent and trade-mark litigation matters and regularly advises clients on the international enforcement of their intellectual property rights. She is regularly called upon to lead complex litigation cases, including those involving the assertion of multiple IP rights. She is frequently consulted on the acquisition, management, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property assets, particularly patent and trade-mark portfolios. She regularly prepares legal opinions on the infringement and/or validity of patent and other intellectual property rights, as well as on the freedom to operate or manufacture a given technology in Canada.