Alfred A. Macchione


McCarthy Tétrault LLP
66 Wellington Street West
TD Bank Tower Box 48
Toronto ON, M5K 1E6

Tel: +1 416-601-7729


Alfred A. Macchione is a partner in our Technology, Communications and Intellectual Property Group in Toronto. He holds a master’s degree in engineering and graduated from the McGill Faculty of Law in 1986 as an Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medallist. He was called to the bars of Ontario and Québec and is a registered patent and trade-mark agent.

Alfred is involved in all aspects of the clearance, acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of patents, trade-marks, copyright, designs and other forms of intellectual property, with special emphasis on high technology. He has particular experience in the patenting of inventions in the fields of networked communications, business and financial services processes, software and other forms of computer technology.

Alfred’s specific experience in intellectual property matters includes advising in respect of the development, preparation, filing, prosecution and management of originating patent and trade-mark portfolios having worldwide scope, comprising ongoing enforcement activity and the defense of third-party assertions, related infringement and validity legal opinion work, licensing and standards activity, intellectual property transactional support and general intellectual property counselling for the following clients:

  • a multinational technology manufacturer with operations in more than 40 countries;
  • a large telecommunications equipment and services provider; and
  • a multinational computer software, hardware and services company.

His other areas of expertise include electronic commerce and information technology transactions, technology acquisition, development and exploitation ventures, electronics manufacturing and supply logistics agreements, and technology outsourcing arrangements.

Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Alfred practised for a number of years with another Bay Street firm in Toronto. Earlier in his career, he practised for several years at a large Ottawa-based intellectual property prosecution and litigation firm and thereafter, in-house with the Canadian arm of a multinational computer company.

Alfred is a past chair of the Information Technology Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. He is also President of the Canadian National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and is international Co-Chair of the IT and Internet Standing Committee of that organization. He has served on various other professional committees in the areas of intellectual property and information technology law.

  • World IP Review Leaders
    • Leading Lawyer: Intellectual Property
  • Chambers Global
    • Leading Lawyer: Intellectual Property
  • Chambers Canada
    • Leading Lawyer: Intellectual Property
  • The Legal 500 – Canada
    • Hall of Fame: Intellectual Property
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
    • Leading Lawyer: Computer & IT Law
  • Who’s Who Legal: Global
    • Leading Lawyer: Patents
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada
    • Leading Lawyer: Patents
  • Expert Guides – Patents
    • Leading Lawyer: Intellectual Property (Patents)
  • Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars
    • Patent Star and Trade Mark Star
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
    • Leading Lawyer: Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Global Leaders
    • Global Leader

Our Intellectual Property Group combines deep technical expertise with insights gained as a fully-integrated national team to offer clients options for protecting, managing and growing their foundational IP. Unlike siloed IP practices, our team seamlessly coordinates with other practices and industry groups within our firm.

With the education and experience to protect your innovations, our lawyers have the business acumen to maximize the value of your IP portfolios, including patents, trademarks, and industrial designs.

Many of our IP lawyers hold advanced degrees in engineering, computer science, life sciences, chemistry and other sciences. Members of our group are fully proficient in the filing, prosecution and enforcement of all forms of IP rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs, in Canada and internationally. We regularly advise clients on the ongoing management of their worldwide IP portfolios.

International and national ranking publications in patents, trademarks, copyright, computer and information technology have cited our lawyers as thought leaders in their field.

McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that offers a full suite of legal and business solutions to clients in Canada and around the world. We deliver integrated business, litigation, tax, real property, and labour and employment law services through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, New York and London, U.K. Our industry expertise and cross-practice, collaborative platform ensure we help build our clients’ competitive advantage.

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