Rob McDonald is a partner at the Edmonton office of Dentons Canada LLP, Chair of Dentons' National Intellectual Property Group and member of Dentons' National Technology Transactions Group, Franchising Group, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Sector Group. He practises primarily in the areas of intellectual property protection, licensing and litigation, with a focus on copyright, trademark, patent and confidential information issues. Rob has litigated copyright, trademark, and patent infringement actions at various court levels and advises clients with respect to all aspects of the protection, licensing, exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual property and technology. He also has litigation experience in the areas of domain name disputes, franchise disputes, counterfeit goods and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. Rob provides IP support with respect to mergers and acquisitions, cross border and international business, financing and other commercial transactions, including conducting due diligence on IP portfolios, analysing ownership and validity issues, and assessing the strength and breadth of trade-mark and patent registrations.