Laura MacFarlane

Laura MacFarlane: Attorney with Field Law


Laura MacFarlane joined the firm in 2011 after articling and working as a lawyer with a Calgary firm where she practiced in the areas of intellectual property, administrative law and general litigation.

Laura is a member of the firm's intellectual property, general litigation and insurance groups. Laura's intellectual property practice focuses on a broad range of technology and IP law with an emphasis on litigation wherein copyright, trademarks, trade secrets and designs as well as contractual, fiduciary and other matters are at issue. Laura's insurance practice includes motor vehicle, property loss, personal injury and bad faith claims.

Laura studied biological sciences at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia before obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2009 from the University of Western Ontario.

Honours and Awards

Community Service Award University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law 2008
Best Cross-Examination Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2008

Volunteer / Pro Bono

Calgary Legal Guidance Volunteer 2011-Present

Published Works


The Legal Perils of 3D Printing The Medium February 2014
Norwich Orders: You Can't Be Anonymous on the Internet After All The Medium June 2013
Utility Models, Petty Patents & Innovation Patents: Efficient IP Protection for SMEs The Medium March 2013
Protection of Vulnerable Workers in Alberta 2012 Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference August 2012
Legal Pitfalls of Social Media for Business The Advisor June 2012
Canadian Patents: Importance of Registering Assignment The Medium April 2012

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Litigation
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403 260 8577  Phone
403 264 7084  Fax
University Attended:
Saint Mary's University, Bachelor of Science, 2004; University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Science, 2006; University of Western Ontario, Juris Doctor, 2009
Year of First admission:
2010, Alberta

Professional Associations

Calgary Bar Association Member 2009-Present
Law Society of Alberta Member 2009-Present


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