Marc Crandall

Marc Crandall is an intellectual property and tax lawyer in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office.

Marc has represented some of world's largest technology and pharmaceutical companies, including LG, Google, and Takeda. He also regularly works with small and medium sized companies in both his IP and tax practices. Marc also spent over a year as counsel with the Department of Justice as a tax litigator for the Crown.

In 2022, Marc was named "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers™ in Canada. Marc's clients have noted their appreciation for Marc's ability to quickly understand their business and technology, for providing clear support and advice, and for providing practical solutions to the issues his clients face. Marc credits his success in his legal career to working as part of the exceptionally strong IP litigation team at Gowling WLG.

Marc draws on his over 10 years practising as a professional engineer prior to practicing law, to quickly understand and identify technological, business, and legal issues faced by his clients. Marc's IP practice focuses primarily on patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation in the high tech and pharmaceutical sectors; where he has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Marc also practice as a tax litigator in tax disputes before the Tax Court of Canada. Marc draws on his time as a Crown attorney to find practical, efficient resolutions to tax disputes.

Associations professionnelles

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario

Mandats représentatifs

  • Paid Search Engine Tools, LLC v. Google LLC et al. (Fed. Ct. T-40-18): patent infringement case involving search engine bid management (counsel for Google)
  • Wi-LAN, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc. et al (Fed. Ct. T-1349-17): patent infringement case involving wireless communication systems, including cell phone handover technologies (counsel for LG Electronics)
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC v Takeda Canada Inc et al (T-85-16): generic section 8 damages litigation under the PMNOC Regulations (counsel for Takeda)
  • dTechs EPM Ltd. v. BC Hydro et al. (Fed. Ct. T-227-17): patent infringement case involving theft detection in electricity grids (counsel for BC Hydro)
  •, LLC v. Wulftec International Inc. (Fed. Ct. T-1396-13): patent infringement case involving stretch wrappers (counsel for Lantech)