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 close to two decades of 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 Courts. 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 Michael provides strategic counselling and opinions regarding patent infringement, patent validity and related issues. A Registered Patent Agent, his practice also includes patent drafting, prosecution and portfolio management. He has been recognized in IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP's: IP Stars (patent), Who’s Who Legal: Patents, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Legal 500 Canada and the Best Lawyers in Canada. In 2017, Michael was named one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.