Partner announcement

Ridout and Maybee LLP Welcomes Dino Clarizio to our Toronto Office

August 26, 2022

We are very excited to announce that Dino Clarizio has joined our firm as of July 8, 2022.

Dino brings a wealth of advocacy and agency experience that introduces new and exciting opportunities to build upon our well established litigation and agency footprint.

Dino’s work includes all aspects of intellectual property litigation with a focus on patent litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical and mechanical areas. He has appeared in the trial and appeal levels of the Federal Court, and in the Supreme Court of Canada, in cases ranging in industry from pharmaceuticals to construction toys to washing machines. Dino also counsels clients on pre-litigation issues, including providing freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity opinions.

Dino’s cases have involved all the main patent issues, including claim construction and infringement, anticipation, obviousness, utility, and the duty of good faith. Dino’s cases have also involved trademark issues such as confusion, the doctrine of functionality in trademark law and survey evidence, as well as copyright infringement.

Dino is also a registered patent agent in both Canada and the U.S. and a registered trademark agent in Canada. In addition to his litigation practice, Dino also has a patent prosecution practice spanning all kinds of technologies, with an emphasis on patenting in the chemical and biotech industries.

Dino is recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Lexpert, Chambers, The Legal 500 Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal Canada, Euromoney, IAM Patent 1000, and Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars for patents. He is a co-author of two of the leading patent textbooks in Canada, a frequent speaker on IP law and a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, The Advocates’ Society, Canadian Bar Association, and American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Ridout and Maybee LLP has been securing, defending and enforcing IP rights for its clients for more than 125 years with a team of highly accomplished and respected lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents. We welcome Dino aboard to continue our well established record of navigating businesses to growth and success through our IP advice and guidance. Learn more about our team of professionals here.

Ridout & Maybee LLP

Ridout & Maybee LLP is a full-service Canadian IP firm with offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington serving clients across the country and internationally. Our firm consistently ranks as one of Canada’s top IP law firms in both Canadian and international surveys of in-house counsel. We understand the business of innovation, and the vital role that IP plays in today’s competitive, market-driven economy. The majority of our professionals have advanced degrees in science, engineering and IT – as well as law. This means we understand what our clients do, the industries they serve, and the way they do business. Our firm knows the key role that IP plays in their individual strategies for growth and success.

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Dino Clarizio

Ridout & Maybee LLP

Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property