James Swanson's practice as a lawyer and Registered Trademark Agent focuses on the protection, commercialization, and enforcement of legal and proprietary rights in science and technology, intellectual property, new media, and entertainment. James is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada under both Technology Law and Privacy and Data Security Law. He has also been named by The Best Lawyers in Canada as Technology Law Lawyer of the Year for Calgary for 2017 and as Privacy and Data Security Law Lawyer of the Year for Calgary for 2020. James assists clients with a wide variety of science, technology, and intellectual property matters, including information technology, privacy, information governance, cybersecurity, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, new media and content, publishing, film and video, as well as energy-related technologies, clean tech, and life sciences. He has extensive experience in negotiating, structuring, and drafting complex transactions, agreements, and documentation. As an advocate, he has handled matters related to intellectual property rights and technology before tribunals including the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Trademark Opposition Board.