PRACTICE AREAS

TECHNOLOGY

  • Software / Internet / Online and virtual issues

  • Tech Transfer / Licensing / Commercialization / Contract negotiation, review, drafting and analysis

  • Blockchain / Cryptocurrencies / Tokens

  • AI / Machine Learning / Automation / Internet of Things

  • Technology Litigation, Digital Evidence and e-Discovery

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada:

    • Technology Law (continuously since 2008)

    • "Lawyer of the Year" - Technology Law for Calgary for 2017

  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:

    • Computer and IT Law

    • Technology Transactions

  • Listed in Who's Who Legal under e-Discovery

INTELLECTUALPROPERTY

  • Ownership, protection and commercialization of IP rights, including working with early stage companies while offering attractive and flexible terms and rates

  • Licensing, transfers and assignments

  • Contract negotiation, preparation and review in all areas of IP and technology

  • Trademark applications and registrations (registered Canadian trademark agent)

  • Copyright / Moral Rights

  • Patents - licensing, transfer, commercialization  

  • Infringement, enforcement and validity litigation and claims related to IP, including experience before the Trademark Opposition Board, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Appeal

  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory:

    • Intellectual Property Law

CYBERSECURITY

  • Cybersecurity policies and procedures,  preparation and  implementation, training and preparedness

  • Digital Crisis Management and Cybersecurity "breach" coaching and advice, including assessment of requirements to report to privacy commissioners and regulators, and how and when to alert affected individuals

  • Information Security Officer as a service (part-time and on demand) - services subject to legal privilege

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada:

    • Privacy and Data Security Law

    • "Lawyer of the Year" - Privacy and Data Security Law for Calgary for 2020

PRIVACY

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

  • Privacy policy preparation, implementation and compliance

  • PIPEDA / PIPA / GDPR advisory

  • Access to information requests and responses

  • CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) compliance

  • Information Governance best practices, including electronic records management, digital evidence and consultation on complex information technology and e-discovery issues

  • Privacy Officer as a service (part-time and on demand) – services subject to legal privilege

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada:

    • Privacy and Data Security Law

    • "Lawyer of the Year" - Privacy and Data Security Law for Calgary for 2020

ENTERTAINMENT AND DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Music (former professional musician with industry knowledge)

  • Publishing, syndication, motion picture and video production and distribution

  • Licensing, commercialization, deals and contract negotiation, drafting and analysis

  • Copyright and intellectual property rights in media and content