Qualifications

  • Admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2006
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School
  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Queen’s University
James Kosa is a partner of the firm. He practises information technology and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT licensing and patents.

Practice Areas

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. James Kosa is a partner of the firm. He practises information technology and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT licensing and patents.

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Treasurer of Intellectual Property Section
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Past Chair of Information Technology and E-Commerce Section
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Member
  • Canadian IT Law Association (IT.CAN), Member
  • International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW), Member
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group (TCLG), Member
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), Member

Events

November 30, 2017

Please join the TIPG in welcoming James Kosa for the November dinner event.

October 24, 2017

James Kosa is participating in the panel “Ethical Negotiations and the New Duty of Good Faith” at IT.CAN’s 21st Annual Conference in Toronto on October 24, 2017.

Registration for the event is available here.

The conference brochure is available here.

May 11, 2017

A number of the partners attended the CBA IP Section's annual Judges' Dinner, which allows the bar to mingle with the bench at a black tie event in Ottawa.  

For more about the CBA IP Section, see http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_IP/main/.