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Ronald E. Dimock

Ron is one of Canada’s leading intellectual property litigators, mediators and arbitrators. Over the course of a practice spanning more than three decades, Ron has acted in more than forty-five patent, trademark and copyright trials in the Federal Court and more than thirty appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and Ontario Court of Appeal. He has been counsel on more intellectual property and patent trials than any other practitioner in Canada. Ron was counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada on some of the leading cases in IP law: Whirlpool v. Camco (patents), Lego v. Mega Bloks (trademarks) and Robertson v. Thomson (copyright). Ron is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in both Civil Litigation and Intellectual Property (Patent, Trademark, and Copyright) Law. Ron is identified by Lexpert as one of the “Most Frequently Recommended” IP litigators in Canada and has been named as the leading patent lawyer in Canada in the Managing Intellectual Property Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts. He has also been described as the “guru of IP law in Canada” in Chambers & Partners Global Guide and as “one of the finest litigators” in Canada by Who’s Who in Patents and according to WTR 1000 has “some of the best trial skills in the market.” Ron is also AV®Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell. For 2013, he was named Lawyer of the Year for IP in Toronto by Best Lawyers and the Patent Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada. IAM 1000 Patents calls Ron “chairman of the board for Canadian patent lawyers”. Ron also teaches a graduate level course in Intellectual Property to LL.M. students at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. He has taught patents to law students at Queen’s University and has taught copyright to students enrolled in the Advanced Course on Copyright sponsored by McGill University and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. He is on the International Trademark Association’s Panel of Neutrals for Canada, a Mediator on file with IPIC and a member of IP Neutrals of Canada. Ron is also Editor of Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies updated quarterly by Thomson Carswell Publishing.Prior to his call to the Ontario Bar in 1976, Ron obtained his LL.B. in 1974 and B.Sc. in Mathematics and Engineering (with Honours) in 1971 from Queen’s University. He was Big Brother of the Year for Toronto in 1979 and served as a member of the Board of Directors for several years. Ron is now a member of the Major Gift Cabinet of the United Way of Toronto.