James Kosa is a partner of the firm. He practises information technology and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT licensing and patents.
James practices in the areas of information technology and intellectual property law. James’s particular areas of expertise include the protection and exploitation of computer and software technology, IT and IP licensing, and dispute resolution. He regularly advises on software and systems licensing, and outsourcing and development agreements. He assists clients with privacy, open source, and cloud computing issues as well.
James acts or has acted as technology counsel to technology companies in a wide variety of high technology fields, including for a national mobile phone company, a cloud computing start-up, a national telecommunications company, a video game company, and a number of software development companies servicing the pharmaceutical industry. In the telecommunications industry specifically, James has assisted in negotiating outsourcings, technology licenses and content licenses used to implement wide area networks, provide passive and interactive content for satellite and mobile platforms, and provide for custom software and hardware development for specific, niche applications.
- Ontario Bar Association’s Information Technology and E-Commerce Section (Past Chair)
- Canadian Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Executive Member
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member
- Professional Engineers of Ontario, Member
- International Technology Law Association, Member
- Canadian IT Law Association, Member
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2006
- LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School
- B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Queen’s University
Seminars and Publications
James speaks and writes regularly on information technology and intellectual property law. He has written for the law blog www.slaw.ca, Lawyers Weekly and various OBA publications.