Partner with Bennett Jones LLP, leads the firm's Innovation, Technology, and Branding practice group. Stephen's practice focuses primarily on technology and IT procurement, outsourcing and licensing, technology transactions, information and privacy law, and the protection and commercialization of intellectual property. He routinely negotiates the IP aspects of major energy and infrastructure projects, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, collaborations, and joint ventures. He regularly advises clients on their significant IT outsourcings, their investments in technology and technology companies, and their information management, cyber-security, social media, document retention, privacy, access, and rights management mandates. Stephen is often called upon to represent clients in front of the Federal, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioners. Stephen's clients include both technology providers and users; including, energy, mining, natural resource, utility, software, clean technology, and agriculture companies. As a Registered Trademark Agent, Stephen regularly deals with issues concerning licensing, registration, and protection of trademarks in Canada and abroad.