Keith Desjardins

Keith Desjardins is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of business law and intellectual property law, specializing in technology transfers and corporate commercial law.

Keith has particular expertise in technology contracting. He specializes in the preparation and negotiation of commercial agreements involving technology and intellectual property rights, including:

  • License agreements
  • Cloud computing agreements
  • Master services agreements
  • Software service agreements
  • Research collaboration agreements
  • Development agreements
  • System implementation agreements
  • Sales channel agreements

Keith also frequently advises on issues relating to data security and open source software.

Keith has acquired extensive experience in providing strategic business and technical advice on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions. He has advised a wide range of clients, including technology companies, telecommunications carriers and equipment providers.

Keith is a co-leader of the Technology Group in Ottawa, and is a regular speaker on issues relating to technology contracts. He is listed in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019, and The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019.

Associations professionnelles

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Computer Law Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Licensing Executives Society