Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • BA, Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
  • Community Mediator, St. Stephens Community House
  • Post Graduate Honours Certificate, Corporate Communications, Centennial College
  • Web Development Certificate, Ryerson University

Jennifer Davidson is an associate of the firm. She practises technology law and intellectual property law.

Practice Areas

Jennifer Davidson practices technology law and intellectual property law at Deeth Williams Wall LLP, advising clients on the various stages of commercializing innovations including outsourcing transactions, licensing, privacy and regulatory considerations, particularly with respect to emerging technologies and artificial intelligence, for both private and public sector clients. Jennifer also advises clients on a range of cybersecurity preparatory and response measures.

Jennifer advises clients on intellectual property protection, and represents clients in IP disputes and litigation, with emphasis on issues involving copyright.

Jennifer is a board member and executive member of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), co-chair of the Women in Technology committee (CAN-TECH), vice chair of the Ontario Bar Association (IP / IT Law Section), and a board member of the Toronto council for Technion University.

Jennifer is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and recipient of the Dean's Gold Key, the IP and Technology Law prize and the Anita Sulley Award. Jennifer continues to maintain close ties with Osgoode Hall Law School, serving as a coach to the school’s competitive international IP mooting program.

Prior to law school, Jennifer worked in the technology sector, developing customized solutions and applications to improve productivity and client activation. Jennifer holds advanced certifications in both public relations and web development.

Jennifer is a frequent speaker and writer on technology and intellectual property law.

Jennifer joined DWW as a summer student in 2014 and completed her articles with the firm in 2017.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Dean's Gold Key, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • IP & Technology Law Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Anita Sulley Award, Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech), Board of Directors, Secretary of the Executive
  • Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech), Co-Chair, Women in Technology Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA) IP & IT Law Section, Vice Chair
  • Technion University Foundation, Toronto Council Board Member
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (TCLG), Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Member
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), Member
  • Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO), Member
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), Member
  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Member

Events

February 12, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer Davidson will be discussing accountability and risk in third party relationships in a lecture entitled "Where Does Accountability and Risk Lie in 3rd Party Relationships?" at the Council for Chief Privacy Officers on February 12th in Toronto.

February 5, 2020

Jennifer R. Davidson will be co-chairing CAN-TECH’s upcoming event “The Artificial Inventor? A panel discussion on patenting AI-generated inventions with World-Renowned Professor Ryan Abbott” on February 5, 2020.

The program discusses the global developments in recognizing AI as an inventor for patented inventions. Change-maker Professor Ryan Abbott and other AI thought leaders will provide insights about the DABUS test case, the USPTO call for comments, and other international trends.  

February 4, 2020

Jennifer R. Davidson to co-chair the Ontario Bar Association's Institute 2020 program: The Future of Innovation: Fundamental Shifts in IP and IT Law, on February 4, 2020.

The program discusses how robots, drones, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and emerging technologies are changing the legal landscape in the intellectual property and information technology world.

Join Jennifer as she co-chairs a panel of experts on how these emerging technologies are revolutionizing how we obtain, protect and enforce intellectual property and business interests.