Michael Crichton is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office and a past Canadian lead of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation & Strategy Group. He has over 15 years’ experience as an intellectual property litigator and strategic adviser. His domestic and international clients include companies engaged in a variety of industries, including mechanical, electrical, computer hardware and software, manufacturing/fabrication, communications, and related technologies. Michael has appeared as counsel in a number of patent litigation proceedings in the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. He also acts for clients involved in disputes concerning complex trade secrets and software copyright enforcement and is experienced with respect to Canada/US cross-border intellectual property litigation and related matters. Michael is a registered patent agent, has taught intellectual property litigation and patent law at the University of Ottawa, and is Chair of the Ottawa chapter of the Licensing Executives Society. He has been recognized in IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP's IP Stars (patent), Who’s Who Legal: Patents, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory,TheLegal 500Canada, and Best Lawyers inCanada, and, in 2017, was named one of Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.