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New IP partner for BLG in Toronto

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 4:05 PM | By John Chunn


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced that Chris N. Hunter has joined the partnership and will work with the firm’s intellectual property (IP) group in Toronto.

According to BLG’s press release, Hunter brings to the firm nearly two decades of experience providing clients with strategic legal advice on their IP portfolios and providing litigation support for infringement and misappropriation actions. He also has specific expertise in negotiating the IP aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

“Chris’ broad range of experience will be a great asset to clients who are looking to manage or protect their intellectual property,” said David Whelan, national group head of BLG’s specialized business law group. “We are very pleased to have him join our team.”

Hunter is also a registered patent and trademark agent and has expertise in industrial designs. Earlier in his career, he was significantly involved in representing Nortel in the sale of its patent portfolio, worth $4.5 billion.

Outside the firm, Hunter is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches the commercialization of IP course, and he is a regular guest speaker at Ryerson University.