Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Deeth Williams Wall LLP (DWW) is an innovative, entrepreneurial law firm, dedicated to helping clients develop, protect, and commercialize all types of intellectual property and technology. Recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2024 in Cyber Security & Data Protection and Intellectual Property, DWW’s lawyers have specialized expertise in all aspects of technology, data privacy, and intellectual property law. As a boutique firm, DWW practises exclusively in these areas, which has allowed the firm to garner recognition both domestically and internationally. DWW serves a diverse client base, ranging from entrepreneurs and start-ups to established domestic and international industry leaders, across a wide array of sectors, including technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health sciences, financial services, oil and gas, franchising, consumer products, and food and beverage. DWW lawyers offer tailored legal expertise aligned with each client’s unique business goals, and consistently provide personalized, practical, and implementable advice. Technology is ever-evolving and DWW’s team takes pride in helping clients stay ahead of the curve with a competitive edge backed by industry intelligence.


Technology: (Contacts: Jennifer Davidson, Wole Akinremi, Richard Austin, and Elisabeth Symons) DWW advises on all aspects of developing, acquiring, protecting and commercializing technology. The Technology practice group negotiates complex technological transactions and advises on issues involving privacy, data protection, licensing, technology transfer, artificial intelligence, machine learning, electronic commerce and technology-related dispute resolution. Our clients include companies acquiring or requiring technology services in both the public and private sector. The technology practice group is comprised of specialized lawyers that have worked within the technology industry, served as in-house counsel and have represented clients from several industries, creating an exceptional depth of experience. The Technology practice group guides clients as they navigate several areas of emerging technology, including deep machine learning, biometrics and facial recognition, encryption technologies, digital courtrooms, software/hardware/infrastructure/platforms as a service, internet of things, greentech, fintech, defence technologies, satellite signal control, policing technologies, semi-conductor chips, cryptocurrencies, and more.

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: (Contacts: Jennifer Davidson, Wole Akinremi, Richard Austin, and Elisabeth Symons) Our Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group guides clients through all aspects of the digital risk lifecycle, including data breach response and breach coaching. The team has advised several national and international clients on legal compliance during mission-critical cyber incident responses. The data privacy and cybersecurity team guides clients through the complex framework of Canadian compliance obligations to ensure that clients have up-to-the-minute information to understand and effectively manage their data protection compliance obligations.  

Intellectual Property: (Contacts: Gervas Wall, Patents and Copyright; Marijo Coates, Gary Daniel, Trade-marks) The firm’s Intellectual Property practice group advises clients on clearance, protection and enforcement of patents, trade-marks, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets and use of regulatory processes to derive optimal benefits from their intellectual property. DWW’s intellectual property lawyers are involved in the negotiation of all forms of agreements to commercialize intellectual property, including licences, acquisitions, franchises and joint ventures. Our intellectual property lawyers have a wealth of educational and professional experience bringing a practical, business-focused approach to set clients up for success and reduce the risk of litigation down the road. The lawyers in our Intellectual Property practice group have been ranked as industry leaders both in Canada and internationally by Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, Chambers Canada, and several other publications.

Litigation: (Contacts: Doug Deeth, Gary Daniel, Gervas Wall) DWW’s litigators represent clients in commercial disputes, IP enforcement, infringement actions, oppositions, and administrative hearings as well as expertise in Notice of Compliance proceedings in respect of patented medicines. The firm has the capability to act quickly and effectively in judicial review proceedings and other urgent matters. The firm also represents clients in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

Health Sciences: (Contact: Doug Deeth, Gervas Wall, Gordon Jepson) DWW assists domestic and international clients with the regulatory applications, trials, approvals, and lobbying which are required to clear new technology, medicine, and medical devices for use in Canada. The firm has acquired an international reputation as a leader in the health care field. The firm advises Canadian health care clients on patent and trademark protection, packaging and labelling, regulatory compliance, marketing and distribution of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology products.

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