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Areas of Focus Steven is a partner of Fillmore Riley LLP and deals with complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and trademark prosecution. He is a trained mediator and is a registered trademark agent. He has further pursued his interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and has succes... Read More Areas of Focus Steven is a partner of Fillmore Riley LLP and deals with complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and trademark prosecution. He is a trained mediator and is a registered trademark agent. He has further pursued his interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and has successfully served as mediator in intellectual property and other matters. The International Trademark Association has selected Steven to join its Trademark Mediators Network (formerly the Panel of Neutrals) as a mediator. This innovative ADR program has been very successful in resolving trademark and unfair competition disputes without litigation. Steven is recognized as a mediator with IP Neutrals of Canada and has been admitted as a member of the Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Manitoba and the ADR Institute of Canada. He is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and is a member of the Advocates Society of Manitoba, the Canadian IT Law Association, and the Canadian and Manitoba Bar Associations. Professional Activities Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Member, Trademarks Committee of the Canadian Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section Member, INTA Trademark Mediators Network of the International Trademark Association Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Neutrals Standards and Measurement Sub-committee of the International Trademark Association Member, Canada Subcommittee of the Anticounterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association Member, the ADR Institute of Canada and the ADR Institute of Manitoba, Inc. Member, Community Legal Education Association Chair, Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group Chair, Trademark Practice Group Acting Chair, Aboriginal Practice Group Former Examiner, Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admission course, Ethics Former Chair, Newsletter Committee, Articling Committee Publications / Presentations Author, Drinking + Driving = Dismissal: One Event Can End Employment (Marketplace Magazine, September/October 2012) Author, Trade-Marks Are Valuable: That Is Why There Are So Many Fakes! (Marketplace Magazine Online, Winter 2010) Author, The Perils of Cyber-Squatting, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada ((2008-09) 9 I.E.C.L.C., April 2009) Author, Liability of officers and directors for corporate patent infringement: Mentmore revisited (The Lawyers Weekly, December 17, 2004) Panelist, Federal Court Rules, (Canadian Bar Association / Federal Court of Canada, 1998) Lecturer, Trade Secrets, Copyright, Trademarks, and IP Litigation (University of Manitoba - Certificate in Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization Management) Chair and Panelist, Intellectual Property (Law Society of Manitoba - Continuing Legal Education Program) Panelist, Federal Court Rules (Law Society of Manitoba - Continuing Legal Education Program, 1998) Presenter, Canadian Innovation Centre / Western Economic Diversification Western Canada Contributor, Law Society of Manitoba, Continuing Legal Education Program (Remedies for Infringement of Intellectual Property) Workshop for Inventors, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs on Protecting Intellectual Property Less