Michael Crichton is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office and the Canadian leader of Gowling WLG's Intellectual Property Litigation & Strategy Group. Michael has well over a decade of experience as an intellectual property litigator and strategic adviser. Both his domestic and international clients consist of companies engaged in a wide range of technologies, including mechanical, electrical, computer hardware and software, manufacturing/fabrication, communications, and related technologies. Recognized in 2017 as a Lexpert “Rising Star – Leading Lawyer under 40” for both his business and community accomplishments, as well as in Who’s Who Legal, IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP's Patent Stars and The Best Lawyers in Canada for intellectual property law, Michael has appeared as trial counsel in a number of patent litigation proceedings in the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Michael also regularly acts for clients involved in disputes concerning complex trade secrets and software copyright enforcement. In addition, Michael holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree, is a registered patent agent, has taught intellectual property litigation and patent law at the University of Ottawa, and is chair of the Ottawa chapter of the Licensing Executives Society.