855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E, Calgary, AB
Year called to bar: 1979 (AB); 2014 (BC)
Michael Whitt is both a Patent Agent (2001) and a Trademark Agent (1986) in addition to being a lawyer. Michael advises technology-based businesses on commercialization and compliance matters, and on the structure, negotiation and documentation of novel business models, strategies, and transactions. He has been involved with computer and information technologies for over three decades and advises small, medium and large clients with technology or intellectual property assets and operations. Clients include manufacturers, vendors, technology acquirers, ISPs, ASPs, outsource and cloud operators, e-Commerce and web-enabled transaction providers, fin-tech innovators, and infrastructure providers, agricultural and biotechnology operations, health informatics providers and users, geospatial and location-based service providers and professional self-governing bodies. His recent focus is on data governance and cyber security, ISO 27000 and NIST compliance, lean sigma and agile, and the repatriation of outsourced core IT functionality. Michael became Queen's Counsel in 2008. He is ranked BV, for very high ethical standards and legal ability, in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review. Michael has been recommended by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Chambers Global.