In Memoriam: David Langton
IPIC wishes to offer its sincere condolences following the passing of David Langton, a long-time member of the Institute for 39 years, Past President of IPIC from 1994-1995 and a Past Chair of IPIC’s Patent Legislation Committee. David was also a dedicated and regular speaker for the IPIC-McGill courses on intellectual property.
David passed away from the complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Born and raised in Leicester, England, David came to Canada in 1974 to join the law firm, Bereskin & Parr, where he became a partner in 1978. He stayed with the firm, specializing in intellectual property, until retiring in April 2014. David loved dogs, Porsches, and his granddaughters, not necessarily in that order. He leaves behind devoted wife, Millie Waicus, and her children, Frank and Sarah; sister, Jane; children, James (Carolyn) and Clare (Dave); and his beloved granddaughters, Hannah, Ella, Ava and Fiona. Predeceased by first wife, Sue; sister, Celia; and stepson, Evan. Special thanks to the exceptionally dedicated staff at Presentation Manor who made David's final months as comfortable as possible. Due to COVID-19, a celebration of life will be held when circumstances allow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario are welcomed (Globe and Mail).