Joanne Chriqui practises in all areas of intellectual property law, with a focus on patent, industrial design, trademark and copyright litigation. She has appeared before the Federal and Québec courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Her expertise spans mechanical, biomedical and pharmaceutical patents, as well as protecting and enforcing copyright, patent and trade secret rights involving software and other new technologies. Ms. Chriqui often coordinates multijurisdictional patent and trademark litigation matters and regularly advises clients on the international enforcement of their intellectual property rights. She is frequently consulted on the acquisition, management, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property assets, particularly patent and trademark 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.