Bruce Stratton has been practising exclusively in the field of intellectual property law since 1987. He is experienced in patent, trade-mark and copyright litigation with a particular emphasis on patent disputes concerning computer-related technology.

Bruce has represented both domestic and foreign clients in patent disputes in such areas as wireless communication protocols, e-mail systems, software systems, consumer products, as well as oil and gas drilling and artificial lift equipment and systems. His technical background in computing science gives him a valuable perspective in cases involving computer and information technology.

Described by Who’s Who Legal as a “hard-nosed” and “resourceful” litigator, Bruce has been counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in cases that have resolved fundamental issues of patent and trade-mark law. His experience also extends to litigating and advising on copyright and trade secret matters. He has written and spoken on diverse topics such as the legal protection of computer technology and litigation in the Federal Court in Canada.

Prior to joining DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Bruce was the co-founding partner of one of Canada’s elite intellectual property law firms.