Press & Public Appearances

Guest lecturer, “The role and challenges of the General Counsel / Le rôle et les défis de l’avocatenentreprise, University of Ottawa Law School, Ottawa, 6 November 2017,

Guest lecturer, “Intellectual Property in the Tech Industry”, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, 31 August 2017,

Shane Schick, “The Era of No Excuse”, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 27 February 2017,

Guest lecturer, “IP Protection for High Tech Inventions”, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, 1 September 2016,

Kluwer Patent Blog, “Pro-patent bias is a serious risk at the Unified Patent Court”, 30 October 2014,

Guest lecturer, “IP Issues in the High Tech Industry”, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, 11 September 2014,

IPCopy Blog, “Unitary patent and Unified patent court – Conference Review”, 11 July 2014,

AnnsleyMerelle Ward, “Fordham Report 2014: The European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court”, IPKat, 25 April 2014,

“Caribbean Communications Law and Regulation Blog”, April 2010 to December 2010,

Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languageson behalf of the Centre Francophone de Toronto, November 9, 2006,

“Québec’s French Language Law Applies to Web Sites:  Attorney General of Quebec v. Hyperinfo Canada Inc.” World Internet Law Report, vol. 3, issue no. 4 (April 2002), co-author withKanta L. Wadhwan.

“CRTC Approves BCE’s Acquisition of CTV” Canadian Competition Record, vol. 20, no. 3 (Summer 2001), co-author withJohn F. Blakney.

“Bank Mergers: Should Big Buy Big?” Competition Law, vol. IV, No. 2, Toronto: Federated Press, 1998.

“Southam and the Supreme Court’s New Standard of Review: Has Reasonableness Become More Important Than Correctness?” Competition Law, vol. III, No. 4, Toronto: Federated Press, 1997, co-author with Christopher J. Kent.


2014 International Institute of Communications Conference – Canada’s video game industry
Ottawa, Canada, October 21, 2014
The International Institute of Communications 13th Annual Conference focuses on what’s next for Canada’s communications industries. In the second session Jason Kee, Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel, Google, David Laliberte, Director, Intellectual Property Policy, Microsoft Corporation, Lesley Phord-Toy, Producer, Ubisoft Toronto and Nathan Vella, President, Capy discuss recent developments in Canada’s video game industry and why Canadian companies have succeeded.

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IP Osgoode Conference on Sparking Innovation with Students: Examining the Student Role from Invention to Commercialization, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Toronto, Friday 22 March 2013
Jeremy Laurin, President and CEO, ventureLAB, Reza Yacoob, Senior Director Intellectual Property, Sanofi Pasteur, David Laliberté, Director of Intellectual Property Policy, Microsoft, and Bill Chan, IP Law Council, IBM Canada, discussentrepreneurial culture and the contributions of student research to innovation in the industry sector.

Title: The role and challenges of in-house counsel / Le rôle et les défis de l’avocat en entreprise
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law – Guest Lecture in Corporate Law
Ottawa, November 6, 2017

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