Michael Erdle is a founding member of the firm. He practices primarily in the area of information technology law, with an emphasis on licensing and dispute resolution.
Michael practices primarily in the areas of information technology and electronic commerce law. Michael’s areas of expertise include internet and e-commerce; electronic publishing; privacy; patent, trade-mark and copyright protection of information technology; technology development and licensing; technology transfers; joint ventures; private-public sector partnerships; financing of technology and technology ventures; outsourcing; and the mediation and arbitration of technology and intellectual property disputes.
- Canadian IT Law Association
- International Technology Law Association
- Toronto Computer Lawyers Group
- Information Technology Association of Canada
- Past-President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Director, ADR Institute of Ontario and co-chair of the ADRIO Technology and Intellectual Property Section
- Director, ADR Institute of Canada
- Founding member of the Information Technology and E-Commerce Section of the Ontario Bar Association
- Admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1988
- Registered Canadian trade-mark agent
- Chartered Arbitrator
- Chartered Mediator
- Recognized as one of Canada’s leading IT Lawyers by Lexpert®, Canadian Legal Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada®, and Who’s Who Legal Canada.
Publications and Presentations
Michael has written and spoken on many current issues in information technology and intellectual property law, including dispute resolution, the development and distribution of Internet and multimedia products and services, electronic commerce, domain names and outsourcing. He has lectured in intellectual property law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and McGill University in Montreal.