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Keith E. Spencer, Counsel

Keith E. Spencer *

Counsel Fasken
British Columbia is truly one of the best places to grow a tech company because of its culture of embracing and supporting tech entrepreneurs.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1988
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Keith Spencer is a leading information technology lawyer in British Columbia. As past Co-Leader of the firm’s Start-Up & Emerging Company Services group, he provides expert advice to start-up and mature private technology companies. Keith is the recipient of the BC Technology Industry Association’s Bill Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary efforts and his passion for entrepreneurs.  He also serves on the Board of numerous emerging technology companies, where his practical guidance is appreciated.


Keith’s passion for the technology sector was cultivated early in his legal career, having worked as in-house counsel for the Vancouver-based Wireless Data Group of Motorola, and to D-Wave Systems.


A member of various boards and advisory committees, Keith plays a significant role in number of early stage and emerging technology companies and technology industry associations.


Lecturing on technology and intellectual property law is another passion of Keith’s and he can be found at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, and at various CLE BC and IT industry conferences. He also authors articles in the areas of computer and information technology, outsourcing, e-commerce and intellectual property law.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB Queen's University
  • BSc, Biology University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • Director, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), Vancouver Branch
  • Director, Vancouver Enterprise Forum
  • Former Director, BC Technology Industries Association (1999-2004, 2011-2015)
  • Former Director, BC Science Fair Foundation (2006-2014)
  • Former Director, TELUS Science World (2009-2013)
  • Former Director, Family Services of Greater Vancouver (1995-2000)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Director, Elastic Path Software Inc.
  • Director, Envisio Solutions Inc.
  • Director, INETCO Systems Limited
  • Director, Mule App Corp.
  • Director, Wizard Tower Technoservices Ltd.
  • Former Director, dPoint Technologies Ltd. (2010-2016)
  • Former Director, Layer 7 Technologies Inc. (2008-2013)
  • Former Director, Dyaptive Systems Inc. (2009-2012) 
  • Former Director, Technologies Inc. (2001-2008)
  • Former Director and Regional Vice President (BC), Canadian IT Law Association



Speaking Engagements

A Primer in Intellectual Property Rights (and Regrets) location location Vancouver


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