Senior partner in BLG’s Toronto Intellectual Property Group. Certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (patents, trademarks, copyright). Practises exclusively in the area of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets and confidential information, including prosecution and related litigation. Appeared as counsel in the Federal Court of Canada (at trial and on appeal), High Court of Ontario (at trial and on appeal) and on applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in cases involving patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, passing off, trade secrets, confidential information, wrongful termination of distributorship agreements, conspiracy, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and related matters, many such cases being reported. Extensive IP prosecution practice. Gold Medal in Science from University of Waterloo. Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Former chair of CBA Trademarks Committee and Ad Hoc Committee on Security Interests. Civil Law/Common Law Studies Diploma from Dalhousie University and the University of Sherbrooke. Called to Ontario Bar (1982). Registered Trademark Agent (1982) and Patent Agent (1989).
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