Commitee Info

Information, Communication & Technology Committee

  • Roch Ripley, Chair, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Vancouver)
  • Yuheng Tom Zhang, Vice-Chair, ROBIC, LLP / S.E.N.C.R.L. (MontrĂ©al)

The mandate of this committee is to consider the law and practice relating to intellectual property protection of computer-related technology, including as technical subject matter items such as computers, computer programs and integrated circuits. It includes legal subject matter, patents, copyright, trade secrets and protection. The committee monitors proposals for enactment of new laws and regulations and for amendment of existing laws and regulations, and makes recommendations to Council. The committee also monitors current developments in case law and technology and considers the need for new laws or regulations to address such developments.