Associate - Lawyer, Trademark Agent
- IP Litigation & Enforcement
- Mediation & Arbitration
- Licensing & IP Transactions
- Trade Secrets
Abbas Kassam is an associate at Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice is directed towards litigation of intellectual property disputes, privacy and licensing.
Abbas has diverse litigation experience in both the federal and provincial jurisdictions. He has acted as lead counsel in Federal Court litigation in various industry sectors including oil and gas and consumer products. He has also acted as co-counsel on trials assessing damages arising from pharmaceutical patent disputes. He looks for innovative and efficient solutions for clients to meet their litigation and commercial needs.
Abbas previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honourable Justice Russel Zinn of the Federal Court. Outside of the office, he is a Senior Fellow at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Centre for Free Expression.
In his spare time, Abbas enjoys travelling where he hones his cross-examination skills on local tour guides.
- B.Sc. (Biological Chemistry), University of Toronto (2008)
- J.D., University of Toronto (2013)
- Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario (2014)
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada – IPIC
- Litigation Committee (Member)
- Ontario Bar Association – OBA
Ridout & Maybee successful in invalidating trademark registered in bad faith and obtaining punitive damages award
Abbas Kassam of Ridout & Maybee prevails in Federal Court trademark case for client Mondo Foods
Federal Court victory by Ridout & Maybee establishes consistency and clarity in Canadian patent examination
In 'Benjamin Moore & Co. v. Attorney General of Canada', Federal Court adopts new statutory subject-matter test for computer implemented inventions
Compulsory Patent Licensing in the Time of COVID-19
Updating Canada's Privacy Framework
Criminal Liability for Trade Secrets Offences
Intellectual Property in the Time of COVID-19
Infringement by Common Design - Part IV
Inducing Infringement of Process Patents - Part III
Meet Our People
The lawyers and patent and trademark agents at Ridout & Maybee LLP bring both legal expertise and real-world industry knowledge to work for our clients. Many of our professionals were leaders in their technical field prior to working in intellectual property law, and hold advanced degrees and certifications.