David Ng

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

David Ng

David Ng



David Ng’s practice focuses on creating and protecting intellectual property assets in Canada, the United States and around the world. Mr. Ng drafts, prosecutes and provides strategic advice for patents in various innovative fields, including electrical, mechanical, medical device and computer-related technologies.

A large focus of Mr. Ng's practice relates to financial technologies, distributed computing, machine learning, telecommunication systems and protocols, blockchain applications and data analysis systems. Mr. Ng has successfully helped clients navigate the challenges of patentable subject matter before patent offices in the United States, Canada and throughout the world.

Mr. Ng advises on IP-related agreements, and provides technical and strategic guidance to our IP litigation team. He also handles trademark, industrial design and copyright registrations.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Ng’s experience included graduate research on circuit leakage power, as well as R&D at a network infrastructure bellwether, a wireless device developer, and a medical physics laboratory.

Professional experience

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J.D., University of Toronto, 2008
M.A.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2005
B.Sc., Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, 2003

  • Ontario 2009
  • Canada (patents) 2013
  • Canada (trademarks) 2010
  • United States (patents) 2013
  • Intellectual property expert, Discovery 2017 – Ontario Centres of Excellence, ask-an-expert zone, Toronto, May 15, 2017.
  • "Introduction to IP," NORCAT – Startup 101 course speaker, Sudbury, ON, October 2016.
  • “Introduction to Patents,” U of T Law – Technology & Intellectual Property Conference, Toronto, February 2012.
  • Startup Weekend Hamilton, project mentor, Hamilton, ON, October 2011.
  • Asian Canadian Law Students’ Conference, intellectual property panelist, Toronto, February 2011.
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada 
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers