Technology & Innovation

The Technology and Innovation Group provides advice to technology companies at every stage of their lifecycle, including entrepreneurs and startups. It also represents business incubators, commercialization funds, and investors that invest in the technology industry.

The firm advises on general corporate and securities matters, licensing and technology transfers, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing, protection and enforcement of intellectual property, and employment matters. The lawyers at RBS have gained valuable industry experience working as in-house counsel within technology companies and research institutions. The firm’s industry experience, commitment to client service and team approach allows it to provide you with cost-effective and invaluable advice.


Over the past 150 years of practicing law, our firm has had a number of notable cases, including this landmark case involving multiple levels of appeal. RBS successfully represented a Vancouver-based energy consulting business against the Government of Ontario for trademark infringement. The decision established that public bodies can also be held liable for trademark infringement when adopting an official mark that may be confused with a prior registered trademark. Read the full case summary here.