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Gowling WLG adds IP partner

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 @ 11:32 AM | By John Chunn

Gowling WLG announced that Ron Dimock has joined the partnership. He will work with its global intellectual property (IP) group, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He will be based in the Toronto office.

According to the firm’s press release, Dimock has appeared as counsel in many of this country’s landmark patent, trademark and copyright cases over the course of his 40-year career — including more than 50 trials before the Federal Court and 30 appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada and other appellate courts. The release added that he also holds the distinction of having participated in more patent trials and appeals than any other lawyer in Canada.

In 1994, Dimock co-founded Dimock Stratton LLP (now part of DLA Piper Canada), which quickly became a significant player in Canada’s IP litigation landscape.

At Gowling WLG, he will complement his advocacy work by offering his services as an arbitrator and mediator of IP disputes and as an expert witness on Canadian IP law and practice, through his own office under the name DIMOCK.

“Ron continues to have a tremendous influence on Canadian IP practice as a litigator, arbitrator, mentor and thought leader,” said Robert MacDonald, head of Gowling WLG’s IP group in Canada. 

Dimock is also an educator. For more than 20 years, he taught a masters level IP course at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, where he continues to give an annual lecture on patent law. He also previously taught courses at Queen’s University and McGill University.

“As Canada’s economy becomes ever more knowledge-driven, Gowling WLG continues to deliver sophisticated IP dispute resolution strategies that not only meet the demands of today, but anticipate the challenges of tomorrow,” said Dimock. “With this in mind, I look forward to working together with my new colleagues to achieve outstanding results for our clients.”