Slaw is proud to announce the institution of a new group of columnists who will write on the topic of intellectual property. The IP group joins the eight groups currently writing on specific topics.
The IP group includes:
Paula Bremner – Sim, Lowman, Ashton & Mckay LLP – Paula specializes in pharmaceutical patent litigation and also has significant experience in trade-mark opposition matters.
Lorraine Fleck – Hoffer Adler LLP – Lorraine is a lawyer and registered trade-mark agent and she founded and maintains her own blog, IP Address Blog which publishes Canadian intellectual property and technology law news and commentary.
Ariel Katz – Ariel is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he holds the Innovation Chair in Electronic Commerce and the Directorship of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. He blogs about intellectual property law on his eponymous website.
Howard Knopf – Macera & Jarzyna LLP – Howard practises mainly in the areas of copyright, trade-marks, cyberlaw, and related issues. He is the Chairman of the Copyright Policy Committee of the Canadian Bar Association and has blogged for many years on his Excess Copyright.
Martin Kratz – Bennett Jones LLP – Martin leads the intellectual property practice for Bennett Jones. His practice is focused around intellectual property and technology law; he is the author of many publications including the recent Canadian Intellectual Property Law, 2nd Ed.
Alan Macek – Dimock Stratton LLP – Alan practices in the areas of intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution, focusing in electrical and computer related technology, and publishes intellectual property news at IPPractice.ca.
The group will come online next month. But in the meanwhile, please enjoy an early column by Ariel Katz, published just now.