Fasken Martineau's Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group includes lawyers, patent agents and trade-mark agents. All members of the group have extensive experience with business, technology and intellectual property issues. Clients can rely on our individual and collective experience to provide proactive, relevant and timely advice that concerns their unique business and market realities. We work with all manner of clients whether they are start-ups, established private companies, multinational publicly traded companies, or in government or the broader public sector. Our Intellectual Property practitioners cover all aspects of IP protection and enforcement. The group is composed of experienced IP counsel and litigators who work in multidisciplinary teams to advise our clients on optimizing protection through securing patents, trademarks, copyrights and other forms of IP protection, branding, advertising, product development, and regulatory advice. In a highly competitive environment, protection of IP assets is an essential ingredient of success. Our IP professionals thus focus on providing strategic IP advice to our clients. The Life Sciences group represents manufacturers, importers and distributors as well as investors, venture capital funds, hospitals and universities in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. We advise clients in all stages of their growth cycle, ranging from emerging ventures to mature global companies. To fully cover our clients' needs in this sector, the group is composed of patent agents, lawyers with scientific training, engineers, experienced litigators, and corporate lawyers with hands-on experience as in-house counsel. Fasken Martineau has a well-deserved reputation as one of Canada's leading law firms with demonstrated experience in all areas of Information Technology, including Internet and e-commerce, gaming, technology licensing, outsourcing, joint ventures, technology-related financings, mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations. The outsourcing or transfer of operational responsibility by your company to a third party service provider of all or part of your technology-related functions can be a complex and sensitive undertaking. Our experience with Outsourcing is extensive, and we have represented several high profile clients in outsourcing arrangements. The Entertainment & Media group handles issues related to film and television, music, multimedia, advertising, book publishing, theatre, live entertainment and visual arts sectors, and represents many of the top players in these industries including authors, producers, distributors, industry associations and governments.