- University of Alberta B.Sc. Geophysics (Honours) 1973 to 1978
- Academic Awards: Inco Scholarship in Geophysics 1976-1977, C.S.E.G. Scholarship in Geophysics 1975, John Allan Memorial Scholarship in Geology 1974
- University of Toronto LL.B. 1983
- Academic Awards: The Fogler, Rubinoff Prize, 1983
Intellectual property lawyer since 1984
Partner in Thompson Lambert LLP since April 1992 - March 2007
With Cruickshank Karvellas, December 1988 to November 1991
With Bereskin & Parr, Toronto, Ontario 1984-1988
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Registered Canadian and United States Patent Agent since 1987
1987 The E. Maybee Prize for Highest Standing on Patent Agent exams
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent since 1986
Exploration Geophysicist, Chevron Standard Ltd., Calgary 1978-1980
Canadian Bar Association, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Council member 1989 – 1991), FICPI (International association of patent agents); Law Society of Alberta
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: Over 1000 patents prosecuted since 1984.
Electronic and electrical patents, including lasers, telecommunications related products, microTAS systems; wireless products; electrical motors; oilfield patents, including production, drilling and servicing equipment both on surface and downhole, pigging technology, oilsands processing technology; advanced materials, nanotechnology, hydrocarbon chemistry patents; exploration patents, including seismic equipment and seismic processing; measuring devices, such as gas detection and biotechnology sensors; general mechanical patents; trademarks, including prosecution and oppositions; litigation and confidentiality issues relating to these areas.