Don is Counsel with Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the Litigation, Patents, Trademarks and Copyright & Digital Media practice groups.
Don has participated in intellectual property law litigation involving a broad range of technologies and businesses including bio-engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals electromagnetic fields and induction, semiconductor chip fabrication, telecommunications, mechanical devices, and computer databases. He was a senior trial counsel in Canada’s first DNA patent trial and appeal and first all electronic trial.
Don still enjoys running/jogging, swimming, tennis and all things Feynman, and increasingly enjoys time with his grandchildren. I love to teach (U of T Patent & Trade Secrets Law since 1993; Osgoode Hall LLM Patent Law since 2007), but hate to mark. The “Rumpole of the Bailey” series of books/shows has been my favourite – surprising true to life as a barrister.
- LL.B., University of Toronto, 1979
- M.A.Sc. (Aerospace Studies), University of Toronto, 1976
- B.A.Sc. Engineering Science (Aerospace), University of Toronto, 1975
- Certified Specialist in IP Law (Patent Trademarks & Copyright) and Civil Litigation, 2023
- Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1981
- Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1981
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Canada Bar Association (CBA)
- College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents (CPATA)
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Law Society of Ontario (LSO- Cert) – Certified Specialist
- Law Society of Ontario (LSO)