Rajen Akalu, UOIT
Rajen Akalu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). He teaches Legal Environment of Business, and Law and Ethics of IT. In 2014 he completed his PhD at Delft Technical University (TU Delft), The Netherlands on the regulation of wireless technology. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of East London. Prior to joining UOIT, Rajen worked at the Center for Information Communication Technologies, Denmark Technical University and the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He has also worked in law firms in New York and Toronto as well as in the offices of the Information Privacy Commissioner (Ontario) and the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Ireland. His current research interests relate to the privacy implications of vehicular infotainment platforms. This project is funded by the Office the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Contributions program.
Alex Stack, Caravel Law
Alex is a Registered Patent Agent and Trademark Agent and has worked with clients in several industries, including technology and pharmaceuticals. Before joining Caravel Law, Alex was in-house patent counsel at Mylan Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for all Canadian patent and intellectual property matters. Prior to joining Mylan, Alex was in private practice at Gilberts LLP where his main areas of practice were intellectual property and commercial litigation, and at Blake Cassels & Graydon where he was a member of the Intellectual Property, Technology and E-Commerce groups. He played a key role in coordinating technical analysis and advising on strategy for one of Canada's most complicated patent infringement cases, DataTreasury v. Royal Bank et al. Alex has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, a Doctorate in Law from the University of Toronto, and was awarded the Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman award for distinction in the Trade Regulation LL.M. program at New York University. His book, ‘International Patent Law: Cooperation, Harmonization and an Institutional Analysis of WIPO and the WTO’ was published by Edward Elgar. Alex is an adjunct professor at Ryerson University, and has taught in the Global Professional LLM Program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.