Software and Export Restrictions

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April 15, 2003
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Torys LLP
79 Wellington St. W, 30th Floor
Toronto, Ontario

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The presentation will focus on export restrictions applicable to software and in particular encryption software in Canada and the United States.


Paul Bates, Partner
Mann & Gahtan LLP, in association with Brown Raysman, Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP

Paul Bates is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada based upon his extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation since his call to the Bar in 1983. Paul has appeared in all levels of the Canadian court system as counsel in a broad range of matters.

In his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Bates has represented some of Canada’s most successful business organizations in diverse commercial problems, and he is experienced in representing major commercial enterprises on instructions of corporate counsel. The international dimension to his practice has involved travel throughout Canada, the United States of America, Switzerland, China and elsewhere.

Alan Gahtan, Partner
Mann & Gahtan LLP, in association with Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP

Alan Gahtan practices primarily in the information technology and intellectual property law field. His practice emphasizes technology contracting, outsourcing, Internet and electronic commerce issues. As a former senior LAN Administrator and a former manager of a computer and telecommunications company, Mr. Gahtan brings strong technical expertise and business and technology industry insight to his legal practice.

Mr. Gahtan is a frequent writer, speaker and conference chair on information technology law issues. He is author of Electronic Evidence and of The Year 2000 Computer Crisis Legal Guide, and co-author of Internet Law: A Practical Guide for Legal and Business Professionals and a contributing editor of E-Commerce Law (Carswell, 2002 forthcoming). He has also authored or co-authored contributions to numerous other publications.