B.Sc. electrical engineering; M.Sc. mathematics; taught engineering mathematics Queen's University; former computer programmer Royal Military College and engineer at Bell Canada; Juris Doctor Queen's University (1974); Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada; registered patent and trademark agent both in Canada and the United States; certified by the Law Society as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law.
Member of the Law Society certification committee for specialists in intellectual property law since 1993, and former chair of the certification committee. Former member of the Patent Agents Examination Board. Focus on intellectual property litigation including patent infringement and impeachment litigation, trademark infringement and expungement litigation, passing-off and unfair competition litigation, and copyright litigation. Appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada in both the trial and appeal divisions, and in all divisions of the Ontario Courts. Appeared before administrative tribunals including the Trademark Opposition Board, the Patent Appeal Board, the Copyright Board, the Competition Board, and other Boards and Tribunals. Completed intensive courses on intellectual property mediation.
I have written and presented papers to the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Commonwealth Law Conference, United States State Bar Associations, the Licensing Executives Society, the Law Society of Upper Canada Department of Continuing Education, and other Canadian and International Organizations.
Lead counsel in many cases, Molson Coors v Anheuser Busch, Molson v. Labatt, Molson v Amstel Breweries, McDonald's Corporation v Coffee Hut Stores, Commissioner of Patents v Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Sara Lee Corp. v. Atlantic & Pacific, Canadian Council of Professional Engineers v Lubrication Engineers, Raychem Corporation v Thermon Manufacturing, Dupont v Ground Control, C-Cure Chemical v Olympia & York, Popsicle Industries v Ault Foods, Dennison Manufacturing v Binney & Smith, Avant Inc. and National Business Systems v The Queen, Cardinal v. St. Mary's Parish, Warner-Lambert v Lander Co., Lotus Development Corp. v. Evergreen International, Mr. P's Mastertune v. Tune Masters, Dennison Manufacturing Co. v MNR, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v Crazy Lee's, Wal-Mart v United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Pernod Ricard v Molson, Spin Master v Osiris, and others.
I am a certified hockey coach and trainer, and have been coaching minor hockey for many years. I am also a certified baseball coach and has coached Little League baseball for many years. I have participated in many local and international pro-am golf tournaments and table tennis tournaments.