Practice Areas

Technology & Intellectual Property

The Gardiner Roberts LLP Technology and Intellectual Property Group is comprised of individuals possessing superior legal credentials and front-line business experience. Accordingly, we are able to provide comprehensive representation to clients seeking a powerful blend of the best technical and practical guidance.

The services and advice offered by our Technology and Intellectual Property Group include:

Asset Protection

  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Trademark and copyright registrations and opposition proceedings, and infringement
  • Employment agreements with intellectual property assignment, non- disclosure, non-competition and incentive provisions
  • Trade secrets and confidential information

Commercializing Innovation

  • Opportunities and due diligence reviews
  • Identification and protection of intellectual property assets
  • Structuring partnering and other alliances
  • Development and implementation of effective licensing and revenue-generation strategies
  • Creating relationships for product distribution
  • Launching new ventures including overseeing development of business plans
  • Identifying sources of financing
  • Facilitating internal and corporate communications


  • Electronic contracts
  • Consumer protection issues
  • Advertising and marketing content
  • Offences under the Competition Act
  • Compliance with industry codes
  • Cybersecurity
  • PKI and associated information exchange
  • Payment mechanisms
  • Tax issues
  • Privacy and security

Intellectual Property

  • Patents
  • Trademarks and service marks
  • Copyrights
  • Confidential information and trade secrets
  • Ownership rights
  • Licensing and technology transfer agreements
  • Privacy legislation
  • Strategies for the protection of intellectual property assets
  • Confidential and non-disclosure agreements

The Internet

  • Domain registrations and domain disputes
  • Agreements for the development and hosting of web sites
  • Liability issues, including privacy, defamation, trademark and copyright infringement, unlawful content, usage of frames and links
  • World Wide Web readiness programs
  • Protocols for web-based contests and promotions
  • Web site security and identification protocols
  • Web site audits

Licensing and Distribution

  • Identification of intellectual property assets
  • Development and implementation of effective licensing and revenue-generation strategies
  • Software licensing agreements
  • Distribution, reseller and co-marketing agreements
  • Application of export controls, including content of area control lists, technology control lists and the procurement of export permits


  • Requests for proposals (“RFPs”)
  • Structuring escrow arrangements
  • Assisting in selection and negotiation of technology services and products
  • Licensing and technology transfers
  • Sales and acquisitions

At a Glance


The Gardiner Roberts Technology & Intellectual Property Group is able to provide expert advice in financing all stages of research, development rights protection, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, with customized programs that deliver solid results while remaining sensitive to the client's financial concerns.

Practice Group Lawyers

Ash Baker

Catherine Carscallen

Edgar Hielema

Carol Hitchman

Rosamaria Longo

Diana Mansour

Lori Mark

Arlene O'Neill

Amit Patel

Sheldon Polansky

Paul Stoyan

Brian Wynn


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