855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1994 (AB)
Partner in the Intellectual Property practice group practising primarily in the areas of patent, copyright, and trademark law. Represents several large oil & gas companies, pharmaceutical companies, farm machinery companies, and smaller businesses in patent, copyright, and trademark protection and licensing, as well as patent and trademark litigation. Has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Dr. Bridger has a PhD in microbiology and spent three years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University in New York City, working with Nobel Laureate Dr. Gunter Blobel. In addition to being a lawyer, Dr. Bridger is a Registered Patent and Trademark Agent in Canada and a Registered Patent Agent in the United States of America. Member of the CBA, ABA, and IPIC. Repeatedly recognized in IAM Patent 1000 as one of the world's leading patent practitioners. Recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Canada in Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers. Repeatedly listed in Best Lawyers International as one of Canada's leading intellectual property lawyers. Called to the Alberta Bar in 1994.
On March 20, 2018, investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (collectively, MSEP) completed an investment in Specialized Desanders Inc. (SDI), an oilfield equipment and services company.