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IP Considerations for IOT Companies

IP Considerations for IOT Companies

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Lorraine Fleck
Martin P.J. Kratz
Matthew Zischka
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
CPD Finance Conference 2018
Includes Handouts

Martin P.J. Kratz, Matthew Zischka, and Lorraine Fleck present:

  • Getting Permissions to collect customer data
  • Ownership of data
  • Permitted uses of data


Lorraine Fleck Lawyer, Trademark Agent

Lorraine is a lawyer and Canadian registered trademark agent. She is the principal of Fleck Innovation Law*, a Toronto, Canada law firm focusing on intellectual property (IP), advertising and marketing, privacy and regulatory matters and identified by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the top 10 IP boutiques in Canada in its 2018-2019 rankings. Lorraine is a recommended expert for Canada in the 2016 through 2018 editions of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000, and was recommended by her peers for inclusion in the 2017 and 2018 editions of Best Lawyers® in Canada (Intellectual Property). Lorraine was also included in Intellectual Asset Magazine’s IAM Strategy 300 World’s Leading IP Strategists in 2017. Lorraine earned her Hons. B.Sc. and M.Sc.F. from the University of Toronto, and her law degree from Queen’s University. She is a past chair of the OBA’s Information Technology and Intellectual Property Section Executive, a former Executive Member of the CBA’s Intellectual Property Section Executive, and has served on numerous International Trademark Association (INTA) committees since 2006. Lorraine is a frequent invited speaker on her areas of practice. Her commentary has been published by INTA and LexisNexis, among others. Lorraine has been interviewed by CTV National News on the privacy and IP impacts of drone technology and Canadian Business magazine on trademark litigation strategy.

*Fleck Professional Corporation o/a Fleck Innovation Law.

Martin P.J. Kratz Partner, Trademark Agent

Martin Kratz is a leading technology lawyer and leads the privacy and ecommerce practice for Bennett Jones LLP. Martin’s practice focuses primarily on information technology transactions, procurement, cloud computing and outsourcing and the protection and commercialization of intellectual property, data protection, information and privacy law, records retention, electronic records, cyber security, and technology law generally.

Martin’s practice includes representation of large customers with their outsource, software and system procurement matters as well as data protection and security matters.

Among numerous recognitions, Martin is identified as one of Canada’s most creative lawyers by LEXPERT-Thomson in the US Guide to Canada’s 100 Most Creative Lawyers; as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in The LEXPERT/American Lawyer’;s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in

intellectual property law; as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada for intellectual property law, technology law and information technology law; as highly recommended in technology law

by the Practicing Law Institute; ranked by Chambers and Partners for information technology law and for intellectual property law; and as a leading lawyer in intellectual property and in information technology by Lawday.

Martin is the co-director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intellectual Property LLM program and teaches the IP Transactions course in that program. Martin also teaches the Legal and Ethical Implications for Network Security Master’s level course in Concordia University of Edmonton’s Information Security and Assurance program.

Martin has written over 450 publications on various topics involving intellectual property, technology law or on related topics including the following books as sole or co-author: The Business of Innovation - Intellectual Property Transactions and Strategies in the New Economy, 2016; Canadian Anti-Spam Law, 2014, Canadian Internet Law, 2013; Canadian Intellectual Property Law, 2nd Ed., 2010; IP&IT Handbook Volume 2: Data Protection – Canada; PLC Outsourcing (Canada) 2011; Licensing 2012; Internet Law: A Business and

Professional Guide, 1998; Information Systems Security: A Practitioner’s Guide, 1994 2nd Ed. 2003; The Computer Virus Crisis, 1992, 2nd Ed.; and Control and Security of Computer Information Systems, 1988.

Martin is a Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society.

Matthew Zischka Partner

Matthew Zischka is a senior partner based in Smart & Biggar’s Toronto office. Recognized as one of Canada’s most respected patent prosecution practitioners, Matt is known by international companies and law firms alike for his capacity to solve complex patent issues. Matt’s areas of expertise include complex software that include cryptography, web services, data analytics, financial transactions, image processing, and network security. He also has extensive experience with electronics, including computing components, telecommunications, power electronics and semiconductors, mechanical technologies, and medical software and devices.

In addition to helping clients develop and manage patent strategy, patent portfolio development, and patent prosecution, Matt frequently provides legal opinions and strategic counsel relating in intellectual property matters, including freedom to operate opinions, patent infringement opinions, and opinions on copyright. In addition, Matt provides strategic guidance to clients on establishing intellectual property policies; licensing programs; structuring transactions; conducting due diligence; and often counsels clients on questions of contractual interpretation.

One of Canada’s leading IP lawyers, and a fluent German speaker, Matt currently serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, and is co-lead of the Toronto Office Patent Practice.

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