James T. Swanson

Miller Thomson LLP

700 9th Ave SW, Suite 3000
Calgary, AB T2P 3V4
Phone: (403) 298-2447
Fax: (403) 262-0007
E-mail: jswanson@millerthomson.com

His practice as a lawyer and trademark agent focuses on the protection, commercialization and enforcement of legal rights in technology, intellectual property, new media and entertainment. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada in technology law continuously since 2006 and, more recently, he has been named by The Best Lawyers in Canada as “Technology Law Lawyer of the Year” for Calgary for 2017. James assists clients with a wide variety of matters, including e-commerce, IT and software, the Internet, electronic records and e-discovery, privacy, records management, information governance, cyber-security, blockchain and crypto currencies, artificial intelligence, new media and content, publishing, film and video, as well as energy-related technologies and clean-tech, including experience with seismic data, digital oilfield, ethanol, wind and solar projects and related technologies. He has extensive experience in structuring and drafting complex transactions and agreements in his areas of practice. As an advocate, he has handled matters related to patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property rights before tribunals including the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Trademark Opposition Board.

Year Called to the Bar:1984 (AB)
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Consistently Recommended
Computer & IT Law
Repeatedly Recommended
Intellectual Property
Technology Transactions