Martin Kratz, B.Sc., J.D., Q.C.
Martin Kratz is an author, professor and former senior technology and intellectual property lawyer who led the Intellectual Property practice and the Technology practice Groups for Bennett Jones LLP. His practice was focused around intellectual property and technology law, which includes data protection, privacy, cyber security, IP transactions, strategic alliances, mergers, acquisitions and technology transfers and ecommerce matters.
Martin has been internationally recognized as a leading lawyer. Among other recognition he has been identified as one of Canada’s most creative lawyersby LEXPERT-Thomson in the US Guide to Canada’s 100 Most Creative Lawyers; as one of Canada’s leading lawyersin the LEXPERT/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in the fields of computers and information technology law and technology transactions; ranked by Chambers Global for both information technology lawand IP law; recommended by Lexpert in IP, technology transactions, telecommunications and Computer & IT law; as leading lawyer in Data, by Who’s Who Legal.
Martin received the Founders Award from (ISC)2 which he helped form and was a Fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS).
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 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.
The Legal Education Society of Alberta has asked Martin to chair a major conference on Technology and Law planned for May 2021.
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 Practitioner’s Guide, 2003, 2nd Edition; Electronic Commerce Law, 2002, loose-leaf service; Internet Law: A Business and Professional Guide, 1998; The Computer Virus Crisis, 1992, 2nd Ed.; Control and Security of Computer Information Systems, 1988.