Michael Erdle is an independent mediator and arbitrator, whose work focuses on commercial disputes involving technology and intellectual property. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, specializing in technology and intellectual property. He has negotiated agreements and assisted clients in resolving a wide variety of commercial disputes.
Since 2005, Michael has successfully mediated resolutions in shareholder and joint venture matters, computer software development and implementation projects, copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret disputes. He has arbitrated cases involving technology, intellectual property, software licensing, system implementation, outsourcing, and other commercial and contract issues. He has acted as mediator/arbitrator in several matters. He has also acted as interim arbitrator in matters involving “urgent interim relief”.
Michael is a former director of the ADR Institute of Ontario and the ADR Institute of Canada. He is a past president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, a past director of the Canadian IT Law Association and a past chair of the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group. Michael has written and spoken on many current issues in dispute resolution, technology and intellectual property law. He has lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School and McGill University, and taught “Powerful Negotiation Skills” at University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.