Mr Stephen Burns > Bennett Jones LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Bennett Jones LLP
PO BOX 130

Work Department

Innovation, Technology & Branding


Partner, Co-Head of Innovation, Technology & Branding


Stephen’s practice focuses on energy, utility and infrastructure related technology, procurement and outsourcing, technology transfers, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate / commercial matters related to technology. He has extensive IT procurement related experience. Recently, he has lead a number of large multi-stage, multi-vendor outsourcing transactions on behalf of large, integrated energy companies and utilities. He has also completed similar work for clients in health, financial markets and banking. In addition, he has lead the creation of a multi-vendor private IT marketplace for a large energy company. Stephen is regularly retained by clients for IT procurement, RFP and contract negotiation matters, including development, customization, co-location and cloud services.


Stephen is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada.


Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, HBA, 1992 
University of Manitoba, LLB, 1997 
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, MBA, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

Bennett Jones LLP’s oil and gas offering is reflected in its patent practice, where it maintains a dominant position in oilfield-related issues. The group additionally boosted its profile in the agriculture and TMT areas with the recent hires of food and agriculture-focused IP partner Lorelei Graham and Fred Barbieri, who specializes in IP prosecution — the duo arrive from Norton Rose Fulbright in Toronto and Ottawa respectively. Dominique Hussey spearheads the IP litigation practice and is highly regarded for life sciences disputes and energy-related patent and trademark litigation. Stephen Burns focuses on the IP aspects of energy and infrastructure projects and transactions.

Canada > Technology

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Stephen Burns  – Bennett Jones LLP