Jason Howg is National Leader of our Intellectual Property Group. He is based in Calgary. Jason is also regional leader of the Information Technology (IT) Group, and IT Focus Group. Jason is a lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent. He is also a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).
Jason focuses his legal practice on technology law, particularly advising clients on large-scale and mission-critical IT transactions. These include: software licence agreements, software support and maintenance or development agreements, professional services agreements, hardware purchase agreements, source code escrow agreements, data access agreements, distribution agreements, and consulting and outsourcing agreements. Jason also focuses on health informatics, working on clinical IT transactions and IT information agreements for healthcare providers.
Jason focuses his patent practice on IT technologies and computer-related technologies, as well as software technology and business methods – particularly drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications internationally, conducting patentability searches and preparing patentability, validity and infringement opinions. He also drafts and negotiates IP and technology agreements or IP portions of agreements for large commercial and securities transactions, including patent licences, trademark licences, copyright licences, trade secret licences, transfer agreements and development agreements.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jason consulted, worked and taught in the IT, computer, software and Internet fields, and taught university-level computer courses.