ITechLaw 2010 European Conference

28–29 October 2010 • Berlin, Germany • Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Richard Owens
Of Counsel, Stikeman Elliott; Toronto, Canada

Richard Owens specializes in business and commercial law, intellectual property and technology.  He has acted for many technology companies, financial institutions, and others in technology-intensive transactions, including outsourcing, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, privacy, financing, electronic commerce, public-private partnerships and Internet issues.

Mr. Owens has been corporate and IP counsel to i4i Inc. from its inception, and a member of its board.  He advised on and helped to draft its XML patent, successfully asserted against Microsoft for an award of an injunction against the distribution of MS Word and one of the largest damages awards ever in a U.S. software patent case.

He is past chair of the board of directors of the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation, and a member of the advisory committee to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.  He is on the board of the Center for Innovation Law and Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and the board of the International Journal of Technology Policy and Law.  He is a director of ITechLaw.

Mr. Owens teaches courses on various aspects of technology law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.  He has written and published widely.  He is recognized by the 2010 PLC Which Lawyer? as recommended in outsourcing law, awarded the highest AV ranks by Martindale-Hubbell, andhas been repeatedly recognized as one of Canada’s leading technology lawyers including in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2009 .