Bill has been practising in the area of intellectual property for over 25 years. He has worked in private practice as a partner in both national and boutique law firms, as well as in-house patent counsel in the telecommunications field. He is called to the bar in Ontario and is registered in Canada as both a trademark agent and a patent agent. Bill has extensive experience in all aspects of IP law, including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation and licensing, and he has advised large and small companies in all areas with respect to their IP strategies. He has been involved in precedent setting patent litigation before the Federal Court of Canada, as well as trademark opposition proceedings. Bill has been recognized as a leader in intellectual property in Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000, Chambers, Who’s Who Legal and The Best Lawyers in Canada. He is the Past-President of AIPPI Canada, which is part of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, an organization dedicated to the development of laws for the protection of intellectual property globally. Bill received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1990 after obtaining his BSc and MSc from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.