PAST PAPER: IP and Commercial Issues: Let the Battle Begin
Date: November 2016
Case Law Update:New Areas of Cyber Law Impacting Companies and IP
Presented by Ken Moon, Consultant, AJ Park
Intellectual Property and Commercial Contracts
Presented by Scott Yorke, Partner, Bowie Yorke
Chair: Kevin Glover
Kevin Glover is a barrister at Shortland Chambers in Auckland. He acts on a wide range of commercial disputes and specialises in intellectual property, technology and media disputes. He completed a Master of Law at the University of Cambridge in 2004 and has practised as a barrister sole since 2009. He regularly advises on complex commercial disputes and acts as counsel on trial and appellate cases, including interim injunction cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and IPONZ proceedings. Kevin was named as a "Recommended" barrister for intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) disputes by Doyle's Guide in 2016. He has recently presented seminars for IPSANZ, Auckland District Law Society, NZ Law Society and NZIPA, has been a member of the NZ IPSANZ committee since 2008 and is an author of "Intellectual Property Law" (formerly "Copyright and Design") published by LexisNexis.
Ken Moon joined AJ Park in 1971 and was a partner until he retired at the end of 2006. Ken is now a consultant in our Auckland office. Ken specialises in information technology law, copyright, and trade secret law. Ken developed a practice in computer law in 1978 and in 1989 was counsel for the successful plaintiff in IBM v Computer Imports, New Zealand's first software copyright case to go to trial. He was also a member of the successful legal team acting for Fisher & Paykel Finance in the 2014 Court of Appeal case Karum v F&P Finance. This case was New Zealand's first software copyright case on non-literal infringment. In addition to New Zealand litigation, Ken has advised on and managed litigation for New Zealand clients in the United States of America, Germany and the United Kingdom in relation to: technology licensing disputes, patent infringement and software trade secrets. Ken has published a number of papers on the legal nature of software, copyright, software copyright, digital copyright and internet law and he is a co-author of the book Copyright & Design. Ken is a former co-chair of the Technology Law committee of the International Bar Association where he remains a regular presenter.
Dr John Barker is the Principal of John Barker Law - New Zealand's only specialist food and beverage law firm. He is widely experienced in the field of food and beverage regulation and policy as a lecturer, author and lawyer. He is a former General Counsel for New Zealand Winegrowers, President of the OIV's Law and Economy Commission and Industry Chair of the World Wine Trade Group. In his current role, he provides food and beverage regulation and policy expertise to private clients ranging from boutique producers to some of the world's largest food and beverage companies, as well as public sector entities including industry organisations, government and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Alan Potter is a founding principal at Potter IP. Alan has practiced in intellectual property for over 20 years. He was initially a partner in a top tier commercial law firm, Simpson Grierson, and most recently was the Managing Partner of New Zealand's largest specialist intellectual property firm, AJ Park. Born in Canada, Alan has degrees in both law and commerce, and is a qualified patent attorney. With a background in litigation and commercial IP law, Alan now specialises in helping New Zealand businesses to make IP decisions that are clearly aligned with the business strategy.
Seb Aymeric is an intellectual property litigation and commercialisation lawyer at James & Wells in Auckland. Born in France, Seb obtained a Master's Degree from the Sorbonne University in 2006 and practised in- house in the telecommunications sector in Paris for several years before moving to New Zealand. Seb is the Regional Chair of the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ), an association of innovation and commercialisation professionals.
Scott Yorke is one of the founding partners of Bowie Yorke, a boutique law practice that helps clients to develop, commercialise and protect their technologies and innovations. He is an experienced commercial and corporate lawyer with expertise in technology law, international licensing, commercial contracts, corporate structuring and capital raising. Early in his career, Scott worked as a corporate commercial lawyer in Auckland before spending three years as in-house lawyer for a large UK company. Returning home, Scott worked for eight years at A J Park where he helped to establish the firm's commercial team, before leaving to co-found Bowie Yorke in 2012. Scott is recognised as an intellectual property and technology commercialisation expert. He has written articles on innovation and intellectual property law for local and international publications. He has also delivered seminars to a number of professional organisations, including the Licensing Executives Society Australia and New Zealand, the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, and the Auckland District Law Society. He recently appeared in the High Court as an expert witness on intellectual property licensing and royalty rates.
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