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M.-T. Michèle Rennie (LLB, NP), is Head of Intellectual Property and Internet Law at Computalaw Ltd, with offices in London, Edinburgh and Port Louis, which gives online advice through Michèle has specialised in intellectual property and internet law worldwide since 1980 and has acted as legal adviser to hundreds of IT companies round the world, including many multinationals. (See About Us for more professional information)
  • Publications: Michèle is a regular conference speaker and is the author of several publications on International Computer and Internet Contracts and Law (Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson) in 1985, 1989 and the latest in 1994–2017, which is updated annually. This publication contains over 6,000 pages of computer and internet contracts and intellectual property law relating to UK, Europe, the United States, Japan, Australia, India, China and the internet.

    Michèle is also the Editor of Computer and Telecommunications Law Review (CTLR) since 1999 for which she edits and writes IPR articles. She has also written for the British Government’s Parliamentary Information Technology Committee Journal (Pitcom) written/contributed to briefing papers and research documents for the UK Members of Parliament and Members of the European Parliament through her membership of European Informatics (EURIM) and the British Computer Society.

David Bender (Sc.B, LLB, LLM) was Senior Privacy Counsel in the New York City office of DLA Piper US LLP, where he specialised in litigation, transactional matters and counselling in the areas of privacy, intellectual property and information technology law. He was previously Of Counsel at White & Case LLP, and prior to that served as head of AT&T’s IP Litigation Department, where he was responsible for all IP litigation brought by or against any Bell System company. He is a past President of the Computer Law Association. David now teaches Privacy Law at University of Houston Law School, writes the Privacy Law column in the New York Law Journal and updates this Computer Law treatise twice a year. (See About Us for more professional information)

  • Publications: David is the author of COMPUTER LAW, a four-volume treatise published by Lexis-Nexis’ Matthew Bender, and updated twice annually. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of Computer Lawyer, Cyberspace Lawyer, and Computer Technology Law Report, and has written numerous law review articles in the fields of IT law, IP law and anti-trust law. David has made presentations on various topics in those fields at more than 200 seminars in the United States and some 15 other countries, and is the author of several dozen papers published in diverse seminar handbooks.

J. T. ("Jay") Westermeier (LL.M, JD, MBA) was Attorney at Law with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Reston, Virginia prior to which he was a partner in DLA Piper US LLP, resident in its Reston, Virginia office. He has been involved in all aspects of information technology, including intellectual property, technology licensing and other forms of technology contracts, risk management, domestic and international distribution, corporate, litigation, arbitration and mediation. He represents emerging and established software, internet, electronic commerce and other information technology companies as well as information technology users and suppliers. (See About Us for more professional information)

  • Publications: He has edited several books on computer law, contributed to a number of computer law treaties, including Documenting E-Commerce Transactions (Business Laws, Inc), Drafting License Agreements (Aspen Law) and Data Security and Privacy Law: Combating Cyber Threats (West Group), published more than 200 articles on legal issues related to information technology and has lectured at conferences, seminars and programs all over the world on numerous computer and internet-related legal topics, and received the Burton Award for legal excellence in 2001.

Prof. Dr. Hong Xue is Law Professor at Beijing Normal University, Director of Institute for Internet Policy & Law (IIPL) and Co-Director of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and Beijing Normal University (BNU) Joint Certificate Program on International E-Commerce Law. Prof. Xue is a China-Law-Society elected Top Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists and enjoys the State Council Special Governmental Allowance for the national experts. (See About Us for more professional information)
  • Publications: As well as writing the Chinese Section to International Computer and Internet Contracts and Law, Prof. Xue is author of International Intellectual Property Law @ Crossroad published by China Law Press as well as many other books and publications. She is also on the Chinese National People’s Congress Expert Panel for Drafting the E-Commerce Law.

Anna Sharpe (LL.B. (Hons), LL.M)(Grad Dip App Corp Gov, ACIS, ASCA) is the principal of the law firm Sharpe Ivo, and is a respected transactional intellectual property, information technology and data protection lawyer. (See About Us for more professional information)
  • Publications: Anna is author of Credit Acts Handbook (Law Book Company, 1986) and co-author of Computer Contracts: Principles & Precedents - Computer Contracts section (Thomson). She has also published over 200 articles in professional and technical journals.

Takashi Kanai (LL.B., LL.M) is an attorney-at-law at Frantech Law Office Tokyo. His practice involves computer-related contract law; Unfair Competition Prevention Law; Trademark, copyright, Product Liability, company law, franchising and intellectual property law and international finance. (See About Us for more professional information)
  • Publications: He is the author of "Computer Program and Database Protection in Japan" (co-authored by Kei Amemiya) (in English language) "Franchisor’s Duty to Disclose under Franchise Agreement at its Conclusion" (1994) (in Japanese language) "Franchisee’s Confidentiality Duty and Non-Competition Duty under Franchise Agreement" (1995) (in Japanese language) "Franchise Agreement and Product Liability Law" (1995) (in Japanese language) "Bankruptcy Issues under Franchise System" (1997) (in the Japanese language) "Copyright Issues on Graphics" (included in "Copyright Issues on Homepages" edited by Internet Lawyers Conference, 1997) (in the Japanese language).

Stephen Mason is a barrister ( with an interest in electronic signatures, authentication, security, electronic evidence, email and internet use, and interception and monitoring of communications. (See About Us for more professional information)
  • Publications: He is the author of Electronic Signatures in Law, 3rd edn (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Electronic Banking: Protecting Your Rights (PP Publishing, 2012), and the general editor of Electronic Evidence, 3rd edn (LexisNexis Butterworths, 2012) and International Electronic Evidence (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 2008). He is also the founder, general editor and publisher of the international journal Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review which has become an international focal point for researchers in the area. To encourage people to take the virtual world seriously, he wrote his first espionage novel (including a passing reference to lawyers) under the pseudonym of Felix M Temple, The World’s a Minefield (2009).

Professor Dr. Pablo Cortés (LLB, LLM, PhD) has a chair in Civil Justice at Leicester Law School where he teaches and conducts research in the field of dispute resolution, civil procedure and consumer law. He has published three books in the field of technology and dispute resolution, and has been invited to speak in many international conferences in 17 different countries, including two keynotes. He has been invited to various expert meetings, including by the UN Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL WG III), and to write reports and speak at public hearings by the European Commission (DG SANCO and DG JUSTICE) and the European Parliament (IMCO and JURI–Committee of Legal Affairs). (See About Us for more professional information)

  • Publications: He is the author of Online Dispute Resolution for Consumers in the European Union (Routledge, 2010) and has published articles in various journals, such as the International Comparative Law Quarterly, the Civil Justice Quarterly, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and the Computers Law and Security Report.