PeopleJeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D.
Jeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D.

Jeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D.

PeopleJeffrey D. Morton, Ph.D.

  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • Associate Editor, U.B.C. Law Review
  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine (Ph.D., Immunology, 2004)
  • University of Victoria, Faculty of Science (B.Sc., Biology and English, with distinction, 1998)

  • American Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society, USA and Canada
  • San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • The Phoenix CFO Leadership Council’s Law School for the CFO Program, Phoenix, AZ (October 17, 2019)
  • "Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements," Co-Presenter, Strafford Webinar (October 16, 2018)
  • “From the Lab to the Marketplace,” Invited Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tech Launch Arizona (2017)
  • "Intellectual Property Bootcamp," Invited Lecturer, University of British Columbia (2015)
  • "Intellectual Property Licensing: Key Differences Between Canada and the United States," Invited Lecturer/Co-Presenter, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (2014)
  • "Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialization," Guest Lecturer, Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law (2014)
  • "Protecting Your Client's Intellectual Property: An Overview of the Different Forms of IP Protection," Guest Lecturer, South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia (2013)
  • "Intellectual Property Management and Technology Commercialization," Course Instructor, University of British Columbia Faculty of Applied Sciences (2013)
  • "Enforcing IP Rights in Canada," Guest Lecturer, USLAW Conference (2013)
  • "IP Commercialization and Patent Licensing," Guest Lecturer, University of Victoria Faculty of Law (2013)
  • "Commercializing Intellectual Property," Guest Lecturer, British Columbia Association of Institutes and Universities (2013)
  • "Provisional Patent Application to Commercialization," Guest Lecturer, British Columbia Inventors Society (2013)
  • "Introduction to Patent Licensing," Guest Lecturer, University of Victoria Faculty of Law (2012)
  • "Intellectual Property Overview: Trade-marks, Copyrights, Patents and IP Licensing," Guest Lecturer, Edwards, Kenny & Bray LLP (2012)
  • "Foundations of Intellectual Property: Trade-marks, Copyrights, Patents and IP Licensing," Guest Lecturer, University of British Columbia Faculty of Applied Sciences (2012)
  • "The Role of Patents in Drug Research," Guest Lecturer, Centre for Drug Research and Development (2010)
  • "Trade-mark Infringement on Online Auction Sites," Guest Lecturer, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law (2008-2010)

Legal Publications

  • "Ringing the changes: New patent legislation is about to come into force in Canada," Co-Author, Intellectual Property Magazine (October 2019)
  • "Approaching Antibody Patents After Amgen V. Sanofi," Co-Author, Law360 (January 30, 2019)
  • "Patent And Copyright Changes In The New NAFTA," Co-Author, Law360 (November 8, 2018)
  • "What To Consider When Crafting Biotech NDAs," Co-Author, Life Science Leader (October 4, 2018)
  • "Time after Time," Co-Author, Intellectual Property Magazine (September 25, 2018)
  • "The Medical Device Excise Tax: Three Potential Outcomes," Co-Author, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (September 7, 2018)
  • "Amendments to Rights of Federally Funded Inventions and Government Owned Inventions," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (April 23, 2018)
  • "Supreme Court Decision Limits Post-Sale Restrictions by Patent Owners” Author, SWIPLit Blog (May 30, 2017)
  • "Improving the Prognosis for Your Diagnostic Method Patents," Co-Author, Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (March 3, 2017)
  • "Patent Prosecution Highway Revisited," Author, Knowledge Bytes (March 2014)
  • "Key Differences Between Canada and the United States in Licensing Intellectual Property," Co-Author, IPIC Bulletin (January/February 2014)
  • "Combatting Counterfeiting in Higher Learning Environments," Author, Campus Counsel (October 2013)
  • "Patentability of Computer-Implemented and Medical Use Inventions in Canada," Author, Knowledge Bytes (September 2013)
  • "Navigating the New Copyright Waters," Author, Risk 101, Vol. 7, Iss. 2 (Spring 2013)
  • "Patent Due Diligence in M&A Transactions," Author, Business Matters (April 2013)
  • "Declaring Control in Expungement Proceedings," Author, Canadian Trademark Blog (2013)
  • "2013 – A New Year Rings in with a New Copyright Landscape in Canada," Author, Knowledge Bytes (February 2013)
  • "Navigating the New Copyright Waters," Author, Campus Counsel (February 2013)
  • "No Quid Means No Quo – Supreme Court of Canada Invalidates Patent," Author, Knowledge Bytes (December 2012)
  • "Engineering a Successful Trademark Opposition: Canada's Federal Court finds that KELLY ENGINEERING RESOURCES mark is deceptively misdescriptive," Author, Canadian Trademark Blog (2012)
  • "The Sound Prediction Test in Canada: Where did it come from and where is it going?," Co-Author, Intellectual Property, R. Dimock Ed. (2012)
  • "CoreLogic, Inc. v. MLXjet Media Corp.," Author, Case Brief in Canadian ReMARKS (June 2012)
  • "Federal Court of Appeal upholds irrevocable abandonment of patent application," Author, International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter (January 9, 2012), Lexology (November 17, 2011), IP Perspectives (Autumn 2011)
  • "Kost Klip Manufacturing v. BGI Holdings Inc.," Author, Case Brief in Canadian ReMARKS (July/August 2011)
  • "A 'Bright Line' for the Patentability of Stem Cells?," Co-Author, Intellectual Property, R. Dimock Ed. (2010)
  • "Canadian Intellectual Property Office news," Co-Author, International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter (November 2010), IP Perspectives (Autumn 2010), World Trademark Review Daily (October 2010)
  • "CIPO proposed changes to post-Final Action procedures," Author, International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter (November 2010), IP Perspectives (Autumn 2010)
  • "Federal Court clarifies Final Action and post-appeal procedures," Author, International Law Office Intellectual Property Newsletter (September 2009), IP Perspectives (Summer 2009)
  • "Copyright Board of Canada Issues Revised Tariff Schedules," Author, World Media Law Report (May 2008)
  • "Canada's proposed amendments to the Copyright Act," Co-Author, IP Connections (March 2008)

  • Flinn Foundation Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, Member (2019)
  • i9 Sports, Baseball Coach, Volunteer
  • Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Bioscience Leadership Council, Board Member
  • TGen Foundation, Ambassador
  • University of Victoria Alumni Association
    • Arizona Branch Contact

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Associate (2014-2016)
  • Clark Wilson LLP, Associate (2012-2014)
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh & Co., Associate (2008-2012)

  • Arizona
  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • British Columbia
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of British Columbia