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Joan Archer, Ph.D.

Of Counsel

Carlton Fields

Joan Archer is Of Counsel at Carlton Fields. Joan is an experienced trial attorney and outside general counsel who focuses her practice on intellectual property portfolio development and litigation, as well as complex business disputes. She provides legal counsel on a wide range of issues, including global data privacy and protection, protection of intellectual property, trade secret defense and protection, noncompete agreements and litigation, internal risk management and compliance, licensing, marketing, and general corporate strategy. She has deep experience in complex technology commercial agreements and licensing, with a special focus on data privacy, as well as Canadian cross-border litigation and compliance strategies and other international issues.

Joan has served as a trusted business and risk management adviser to clients for more than 25 years. Most recently, she served as the general counsel of an agricultural technology startup and subsequent technology division of a Canadian public company, where she actively participated in complex patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation and directed the exponential growth of IP portfolios, in addition to handling all the company’s legal needs.

A seasoned intellectual property and commercial trial attorney, Joan has a unique combination of in-house and high-stakes litigation experience. As a first-chair trial attorney, she has won multimillion-dollar bet-the-company cases in the United States and other countries, including complex intellectual property, breach of contract, covenant not to compete, and product liability cases.

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IPWatchdog LIVE 2022

September 11-13, 2022

IPWatchdog LIVE 2021

September 12-14, 2021