Gordon Zimmerman is a partner who leads the Intellectual Property Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Toronto office. He obtained his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo and during his co-op program worked in the fields of pulp and paper, industial chemicals, atomic energy, molecular beam research and peptide chemistry. He was called to the bar in Ontario, Canada in 1982. He practices in all aspects of intellectual property including trade-marks, patents, designs, copyright, trade secrets and confidential information including related litigation. He has litigated cases in all these areas as well as in passing off, wrongful termination of distributorship agreements, conspiracy, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and related matters. He also deals with licensing, transfers, due diligence and opinions, security interests and intellectual property aspects of commercial transactions. He has appeared as counsel in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Ontario, Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal, and on applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. He is the author of numerous works in the IP field and has been a frequent lecturer to trade organizations, university classes and other organizations. Gordon is a registered patent and trade-mark agent, is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Intellectual Property (Patents, Trade-marks, Copyright) and has been recognized with an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.