Michael D Crinson

Partner at Aitken Klee LLP

Michael D Crinson has been described as “a persuasive orator and excellent litigator who comes up with uniquely creative solutions”. He is one of Canada’s most experienced IP law trial counsel, having been counsel on numerous contentious IP matters – including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and ownership and inventorship disputes.

Mr Crinson has also been described as a “versatile IP expert” with experience in a wide variety of technical areas, including medical devices, forestry equipment, pharmaceuticals, the food industry, electrical engineering, polymer chemistry and biotechnology – particularly genetically modified plant material. He has appeared as both trial and appellate counsel before the federal, Ontario and Alberta courts in a variety of proceedings often in parallel with proceedings in jurisdictions such as the United States, Europe, Australia and China, and “is renowned for his cross-border coordination skills”.

Mr Crinson has received accolades from his clients and peers alike in respected publications and contributes to, and actively participates in, community organisations and legal associations, including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Canadian Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI Canada
  • CBA
  • IPIC

Firm details

Aitken Klee LLP
36 Lombard Street
Suite 500
Toronto ON M5C 2X3

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