Michael Morgan

Lawyer

Michael Morgan is the head of the LaBarge Weinstein Technology and Intellectual Property group. He practices IP law with an emphasis on complex transactions for the development, acquisition, licensing, use or other exploitation of technology products and services.

Prior to joining LW, Michael was the General Counsel of the Entrust group of companies where he was responsible for the negotiation and drafting of a wide variety of contracts, including software licenses, distribution and OEM agreements for both hardware and software, software development agreements, maintenance, consulting, source code escrow, and Internet-related agreements. In addition to these responsibilities, Michael managed the Entrust intellectual property portfolio of over 100 patents and pending patent applications and was also responsible for the management of a number of patent infringement lawsuits for Entrust in the United States. Before joining Entrust, Michael was a member of the Technology Law group at Nortel Networks where he worked on numerous large M&A transactions.

Publications

  • The Cathedral and the Bizarre: An Examination of the “Viral” Aspects of the GPL, 27J.MARSHALL J. COMPUTER & INFO. L. 349, 408–09 (2010).
  • The Fourth Annual Canadian IT Law Conference, Halifax, October 2000. Panelist, New Developments in On-Line Security Issues Associated paper in conference proceedings – “A Primer on Encryption and Digital Signatures”
  • Canadian Copyright and Computer Software, Back to the Future – (1995) 12 C.I.P.R. 161. (Cited in Delrina Corp. v. Triolet Systems, Inc. (2002), 17 CPR (4th) 289 (Ont. CA).)
  • Trash Talking: The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Computer Software, (1994), 26 Ott. L.R. 425.

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