Mr. Timothy St. John Ellam is a partner in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups at McCarthy Tetrault LLP and is also a member of the Firm’s Board of Partners.
Mr. Ellam advises clients over disputes relating to intellectual property, related commercial matters and with international arbitrations. He has appeared as senior litigation counsel in patent, licensing, copyright and technology related trials, arbitrations and hearings. Recent cases where he was lead counsel are recognized in Chambers Global (2011, 2012 and 2013) and Lexpert (2010). He frequently works with the Firm’s London office on significant international arbitration matters and on litigation proceedings in the High Court of Justice (Commercial Court).
Mr. Ellam is also a Solicitor Advocate (Higher Courts – Civil) in the Law Society of England and Wales and holds Rights of Audience in the Higher Courts in that jurisdiction. He is an IBA Fellow in International Legal Practice; a distinction granted by the International Bar Association and the College of Law of England and Wales in 2005. He is the first lawyer in Canada to be awarded this designation.
Tim is a recognized speaker in a number of areas relating to intellectual property including privacy and data protection. He has been a speaker and moderator at a number of ITU Telecoms.
Mr. Ellam is also President of the International Amatuer Radio Union, a sector member of the ITU.