Michael Crichton

Gowling WLG

160 Elgin St, Suite 2600
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Phone: (613) 786-0248
Fax: (613) 563-9869
E-mail: michael.crichton@gowlingwlg.com

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. Michael has appeared as trial counsel in a number of patent litigation proceedings in the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. He also regularly acts for clients involved in disputes concerning complex trade secrets and software copyright enforcement. 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. He has been recognized in IAM Patent 1000, Managing IP's: IP Stars (patent), Who’s Who Legal: Patents, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the Legal 500 Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and in 2017, was named one of Lexpert®'s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40."

Year Called to the Bar:2004
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