James T. Swanson

James T. Swanson


Swanson Law

Recognized since 2008

Calgary, Alberta

Practice Areas

Privacy and Data Security Law

Technology Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Technology Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Technology Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Privacy and Data Security Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Technology Law
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James Swanson has decades of practical experience in legal issues related to technology, intellectual property, new media, and entertainment law. He enjoys helping clients to grow their businesses, deal with complex and leading-edge legal issues, and resolve their disputes in a results-oriented manner. James is regularly asked to present in front of industry organizations to share the depth of his experience, legal knowledge, and business acumen.

James provides pragmatic counsel and advice to assist his clients in managing legal risk in the rapidly changing environments of intellectual property and technology, and to effectively litigate and resolve disputes when the need arises. James has significant legal experience in a number of areas:

- Intellectual property matters including copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trade-marks, licensing, commercialization and technology transfer

- Technology matters including e-commerce, IT and software, electronic records and e-discovery, privacy, information governance, cyber security, energy-related technologies, and clean-tech

- Content, new media and entertainment law

- Employment law, particularly regarding intellectual property and privacy issues

- Civil litigation related to patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and confidential information, technology issues, privacy, cyber security and e-discovery

Contact & Links

Location

  • 600 Crowfoot Crescent N.W., Suite 340
    Calgary, AB T2M 3Y7
    Canada

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 1984

Affiliations

  • Calgary Council for Advanced Technology - Member
  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Canadian IT Law Association - Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada - Member
  • International Trademark Association - Member
  • Law Society of Alberta - Member
  • The American Bar Association - Member
  • The Privacy and Access Council of Canada - Member
  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group 7, Sedona Canada - Member, National Co-Chair

Swanson Law
Calgary, Alberta

1 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Technology Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Privacy and Data Security Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Technology Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Technology Law, Calgary, Canada (2022)
  • Privacy and Data Security Law, Calgary, Canada (2020)
  • Technology Law, Calgary, Canada (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Technology Law

Awards:

  • •Registered Trademark Agent, Canada
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, Technology Law Lawyer of the Year, Calgary, 2017
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Computer & IT Law, 2015-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, Technology Law, 2006-2022

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