Partner in the Toronto office. Practice covers all aspects of the clearance, acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and other intellectual property, with special emphasis on high technology. Experience in the patenting of inventions in the fields of networked communications, business and financial services, software and other computer technology. Longstanding expertise involving intellectual property and technology transactional support in large-scale mergers, acquisitions and financing. Experience in intellectual property matters includes advising in respect of the development, preparation, filing, prosecution and management of originating patent and trademark portfolios having worldwide scope, comprising ongoing enforcement activity and the defence of third-party assertions, related infringement and validity legal opinion work, licensing and standards activity, and general intellectual property counselling. President of the Canadian National Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and is international co-Chair of the Information Technology and Internet Standing Committee of that organization. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1987 and the Ontario Bar 1996.