Presenter Profile: Martin Kratz QC | Legal Technology Trends

Martin Kratz QC is an author, professor, and former technology and intellectual property lawyer. As chair of our Alberta Legal Technology Conference, Martin kicks off the conference with his presentation on Legal Technology Trends this coming Thursday. Martin will set the stage reflecting on the impact of technological change on the practice of law, how those changes are increasing, and how lawyers need to adapt to those technological challenges.



Topics will include:

  • What is cloud computing?
  • Why move to the cloud?
  • Mandatory private sector privacy law
  • Considerations in cloud computing

Martin has been internationally recognized as a leading lawyer in many fields such as intellectual property law, technology law, data protection, and cyber security. He has worked in intellectual property protection, transactions, assessments, enforcement, outsourcing, IT procurement, anti-spam, data protection, information and privacy law, and the protection and commercialization of IP.

Martin is co-director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intellectual Property Law LL.M. program and he teaches several courses in that program as well as the Business Law LL.M. program. Martin also teaches Information Technology Law and Ethics, a master’s level cyber security course, in the Information Systems Security Management program of the Faculty of Management at Concordia University of Edmonton.

Martin has written 19 books, 40 book chapters and over 450 articles on various topics involving IP, technology law, cyber security including the following text books: Canadian Intellectual Property Law, 2020; 3rd Ed.; The Business of Innovation Intellectual Property Transactions and Strategies in the New Economy, 2016; Canadian Internet Law 2013; Licensing 2009; Information Systems Security: A Practitioners Guide, 2003, 2nd Edition; Electronic Commerce Law 2002; Internet Law: A Business and Professional Guide, 1998; The Computer Virus Crisis, 1992, 2nd Ed.; Control and Security of Computer Information Systems, 1988.


Legal Technology Trends broadcasts live this coming Thursday at noon. Plus, save $260 if you register for the entire 9-part conference before May 13. Can’t make a date? Not to worry–registration incudes access to the recordings so you can watch and learn at your convenience. Click here for details and register today.

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