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Donald B Johnston

Donald B Johnston
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Donald B Johnston is co-leader of the Aird & Berlis LLP technology team, as well as a member of its intellectual property and communications groups, and its privacy and data security team.

Don has over two decades of expertise advising on technology procurements, licensing and related transactions. He has acted for numerous technology developers and has been involved in major technology projects in both Canada and the United States.

Don’s wealth of expertise in technology matters includes: health informatics, biotechnology acquisitions and financings, biotech licensing, outsourcing, technology procurement, technology development alliances and transactions, software development agreements, hardware acquisitions and financings, teaming agreements, technology licensing, technology financing, technology joint ventures, internet agreements and licences, online services, e-commerce, privacy and data protection matters, enforcement of intellectual property rights, negotiation and finalisation of reseller agreements for technology vendors, design and implementation of "business partner" programme agreements, design and implementation of strategic alliances among high-tech companies and mediation of disputes in relation to technology.

Don has lectured extensively on outsourcing, technology law, e-health law, procurement, privacy and data security.

Don is a member of the International Bar Association; the Canadian Bar Association, business law section; the Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can), past president (2006–2008), past treasurer and co-founder; and the Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group.

In addition to Who’s Who Legal, Don is recognised by The Legal 500, Legal Media Group, Best Lawyers and Lexpert.

Don received his D.Jur in 1976 from Osgoode Hall Law School and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1978.

WWL says: Donald B Johnston has "a depth of knowledge in the technology industry and commercial flair".


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