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 protecting and commercializing innovations including outsourcing transactions, intellectual property licensing, privacy and regulatory considerations, particularly with respect to emerging technologies and artificial intelligence, for both private and public sector clients. Jennifer advises clients on a range of cybersecurity preparatory and response measures.

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

Jennifer is the Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s IT & IP Law Section, board member and executive member of the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), Co-Chair of the Women in Technology committee @CAN-TECH, and member of the advisory board of an internationally recognized science and technology 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 becoming a lawyer, Jennifer worked in the technology sector, developing customized solutions and applications to small and medium sized enterprises. 

Jennifer is a frequent speaker and writer on technology, cybersecurity 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

  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA), IP & IT Law Section, Chair
  • 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
  • Technion University Foundation, Toronto Council Board Member
  • Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO), Member
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Member
  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Member
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (TCLG), Member
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), Member
  • Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), Member

Events

November 18, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer Davidson will speak on Cyber Challenges Presented by Remote Employees at the Legal Issues in Privacy & Cyber Security Infonex Conference on November 18, 2020.

Program description: 

Criminals are using the current COVID-19 crisis to ramp up their game and take advantage of vulnerabilities. Regardless of industry, every organization is at a higher risk of cyberattack.

November 13, 2020

Jennifer Davidson will be speaking at the International TecXposition Conference on Friday, November 13, 2020. She will be presenting on intellectual property for startups and discussing key considerations for global expansion of tech businesses. 

For more information or to register: https://tecxposition.com/speakers/jennifer-r-davidson/ 

November 2, 2020

Richard Austin and Jennifer Davidson will speak at the upcoming Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH) Annual Conference, to be held virtually on November 2nd and 3rd, 2020.

Partner Richard Austin will moderate a panel on Artificial Intelligence: Critical Updates on Contracting, IP and Issues to be held on November 2nd, 2020. More information on the program is available below.