A pragmatic professional, Peter enjoys a multifaceted intellectual property practice that includes litigation and patent and trademark prosecution. His IP litigation-oriented background guides his creative approach when counselling clients on protecting and managing patent, design, and trademark rights. Peter runs a practical and client-focused practice. His clients (both direct and foreign associate firms) appreciate Peter’s unique skillset garnered from his IP litigation background. Described by colleagues and peers alike as a creative and detail-oriented fixer, Peter works tirelessly for his clientele, always operating with an “end game” mentality.
Peter is certified as a Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in Intellectual Property Law (Patent, Trademark, Copyright). Peter is also a registered Patent Agent and Trademark Agent in Canada and a registered U.S. Patent Agent. For over three decades, Peter has practiced as an advocate in actions involving patents, trademarks, copyright, IP ownership rights, unfair competition, judicial review applications, trade secrets, and related employment and commercial litigation in the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal, as well as in the Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal.
Professional qualifications & education
- Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Patent, Trademark & Copyright)
- Registered Trademark Agent, Canada
- Registered Patent Agent, Canada and USA
- LL.B., University of Windsor
- B.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), University of Waterloo