RESOLVING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES THROUGH MEDIATION

BIO

Ronald Dimock

Current Affiliation

  • Dimock Stratton LLP

Professional Experience

  • Intellectual property litigation lawyer handling more than 500 lawsuits over more than 35 years
  • Trial counsel in more than 45 intellectual property trials (patent, trade-mark and copyright) in the Federal and Ontario Courts
  • Appellate counsel in more than 30 appeals from trials in the Federal Court of Appeal, Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Professional Engineer for more than 30 years

Primary Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks and copyright)
  • Civil Litigation
  • Consultation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Language Proficiency

  • English

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

  • Harvard Law School, Mediation Workshop, Cambridge Mass., June 1999
  • CIArb International Commercial Arbitration Training Program , Toronto, November 2012
  • International Trade-mark Association, Canadian Panel of Neutrals for Mediation and Arbitration
  • Lecturer in LL.M. program for Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (Intellectual Property Remedies and Resolutions), since 1998 to present
  • Editor in Chief "Intellectual Property - Disputes, Resolutions and Remedies", Thomson-Carswell, published 2002 (3 Volumes - loose leaf - updated quarterly)

Selected Honours, Awards, Publications and/or Professional and Civic Associations

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation
  • Specialist in Civil Litigation - Certified by the Law Society
  • Specialist in Intellectual Property (Patent, Trade-mark and Copyright) Law - Certified by the Law Society
  • "Av" rating by Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory and listed in its Bar Register.
  • Listed in the “Lexpert” Law Directory under “Most Frequently Recommended” category of Leading IP Practitioners in Canada.
  • Awarded Best IP Lawyer for Toronto in 2010 and 2013 by Best Lawyers
  • Awarded Patent Litigator of the Year for Canada in 2013 by Benchmark Canada
  • Referred to as the “Guru of IP Law in Canada” by Chambers and Partners
  • Referred to as the “Chairman of the Board of patent lawyers in Canada” by IAM 1000 - Patents
  • Listed as “one of the top trademark lawyers in Canada” in Who’s Who Legal Edition – Trademarks by Law Business Research.
  • Listed as “one of the top patent lawyers in the world” in Who’s Who Legal Edition – Patents by Law Business Research
  • Canadian Bar Association, member since 1974; Chair, Court Practice Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section (1988-1993) and (2002-2003)
  • Advocates’ Society, member since 1982, Director (1998-2000); Education Committee (2001-2002); Sub-committee drafting Principles of Civility for Advocates (2000)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), member since 1976; IPIC Trade-Marks Office Liaison Committee (1982-1984)
  • American Bar Association, member since 1986; Chair, International Law Subcommittee of Patents and Trade-marks (Canada) (1990-1992)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, member since 1986
  • International Bar Association, member since 1990
  • Lecturer in IPIC/McGill University Copyright Course on “Rights in Copyright”
  • Lecturer in LL.B. program for Queen’s University Law School (Advanced Patents), autumn semester, 2000

Education

  • B.Sc. (Engineering Mathematics with Honours) 1971 - Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • LL.B. 1974 - Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Bar Admission 1976 - Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto , Ontario
  • Professional Engineer - Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario

Contact Information

Dimock Stratton LLP
20 Queen Street West, 32nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 3R3
Telephone: 416) 971-7202
Facsimile: 416) 971-6638
Email: dimock@dimock.com
Website: www.dimock.com