The Honourable Michael D. Manson
Credit: Greg Teckles
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Educated at McGill University (BSc. 1976; Dip.Ed. 1978) and University of British Columbia (L.L.B. 1982). Called to the Bars of Ontario (1984) and British Columbia (1995); Associate and Partner at Smart & Biggar (1984-2012); Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and of the Litigation Counsel of America. Adjunct Professor of the University of Victoria (1996-2012). Registered Trade-mark Agent (1984) and Patent Agent (1989). Author and speaker, Canadian Patent, Trade-mark and Copyright Law and Federal Court Practice. Selected Vancouver Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, Pre eminent IP Litigation Lawyer in British Columbia by Bench mark Canada, and Canadian Outstanding IP Practioner by Managing Intellectual Property all in 2012. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court, October 5, 2012. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.