Barry B. Sookman
Barry B. Sookman
Senior Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP
(416) 601-7949
(416) 868-0673
66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1982 (ON)
Senior partner in the firm’s Technology Law Group. Former leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Recognized as one of Canada’s foremost authorities in information copyright, internet, privacy, and anti-spam law. Acts in connection with complex IT/IP transactions, such as outsourcings, cloud computing, military defense procurements, and in IT/IP litigation. Has argued numerous precedent-setting intellectual property and internet cases at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Author of numerous books, including the leading seven-volume treatise Computer, Internet and Electronic Commerce Law, Canadian and International Casebook, Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law, and Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Terms: Judicial, Legislative and Technical Definitions. Consistently identified by numerous publications as one of Canada’s top information technology and intellectual property lawyers. Adjunct Professor of intellectual property at Osgoode Law School. Member of the PTIC Copyright Committee and on the advisory boards of IP Osgoode and MacDonald Laurier Institute (MLI). Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1982. You can follow his blog at barrysookman.com.
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