Don Johnston is Co-Leader of Aird & Berlis LLP's Technology Team and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property, Corporate/Commercial, Communications and Mining Groups. He is also a member of the firm's Privacy & Data Security Team.
Don is a well-known technology lawyer with broad experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer. He also has a wealth of experience in health law, health informatics, information technology, health care privacy law, biotech and pharmaceuticals law, technology financing, telecommunications, procurement and outsourcing.
Don has demonstrated over two decades of expertise in technology procurements, licensing and related transactions. He has acted for numerous technology developers and has been involved in major technology projects (including nuclear and oil and gas) acquisitions, financing and development projects - in both Canada and the U.S.
His background in technology matters includes health informatics, biotechnology acquisitions and financings, biotech licensing, outsourcing, technology procurement, technology development alliances and transactions, software development agreements, hardware acquisitions and financings, teaming agreements, technology licensing, technology financing, technology joint ventures, Internet agreements and licenses, online services, e-commerce, privacy and data protection matters, enforcement of intellectual property rights, negotiation and finalization of reseller agreements for technology vendors, design and implementation of "business partner" program agreements, design and implementation of strategic alliances among high-tech companies and mediation of disputes in relation to technology.