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Session 5: Content is King?

Moderator and Speaker Biographies

MODERATOR Julian Potter:

Julian’s practice encompasses all physics-based disciplines and reflects his high academic qualifications and technical abilities. Julian’s technical areas of expertise include telecommunications and associated technologies including design and fabrication; semiconductors; optics; control systems; software; cryptography; mechanical engineering; nanotechnology; mechanical devices; nuclear physics and imaging; electronics and microprocessor design; voice recognition and text-to-speech conversion and oil services technology. He has wide experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and representing clients before both the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. 

Julian is not only a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, and European Trade Mark Attorney, but also an experienced Patent Attorney Litigator and has been involved in both Patents Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court litigation covering a wide range of technologies from cryptographic key exchange architecture (Irdeto v Telewest), design methods for oil exploration drill bits (Halliburton v Smith), GPS applications (GPS industries v Prolink) and biofilms (Innovia Films Ltd v Frito-Lay North America Inc.). Whilst managing the UK patent department of a leading global cellular telecommunications company he gained wide experience of the commercial and strategic value of intellectual property on a global scale and regularly advises clients on the development, exploitation, and enforcement of a global intellectual property portfolio.

Julian is a member of FICPI, UNION, Institute of Physics and The Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Scientist and his academic qualifications include a BSc, Ph.D., and LLM. He is also chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. 

John Medeiros:

John Medeiros is the Chief Policy Officer of CASBAA as well as Senior Government Relations Advisor to the Board.  He leads the Association’s program of engagement with governments and the policy community inside and outside Asia.  CASBAA’s advocacy of members’ interests and ongoing dialogue with a wide range of regulatory officials on behalf of the multichannel video and satellite industries are under his direction. He also coordinates the Association’s research, education, and intellectual property enforcement activities.

Since John joined CASBAA, he has spearheaded the Association’s development of a sustained program of regulatory advocacy on behalf of industry growth and development.  He is one of the principal authors of the seminal “Regulating for Growth” comparative studies of video regulation across the Asian region. He was instrumental in the 2017 establishment of CASBAA’s “Coalition Against Piracy,” which brings together the entire video industry in support of action against digital piracy networks.

Prior to CASBAA, John had a 28-year career in economic diplomacy, with most spent in Asia.   Born in Massachusetts, USA, John holds a Master Degree in International Finance and Communications from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

Peter Ruby:

Peter Ruby is a partner at Goodmans. He has a national and international practice focused on business and information technology dispute resolution, including software, telecommunications, film, radio, television, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, e-commerce and internet litigation, Canadian and cross-border arbitration, mediation and advice.  Peter represents both large multi-national organizations and some of Canada’s most entrepreneurial providers and users of information technology.

With respect to privacy and data protection, Peter has successfully litigated business-related privacy cases that have been brought before the courts and has considerable experience assisting clients in dealing with privacy breach incidents.  He also assists organizations to draft domestic and multi-jurisdictional privacy and data retention policies, deal with privacy inquiries and investigations by privacy commissioners, and negotiate privacy-related agreements. 

Peter is recognized as a leading IT litigator in Chambers Global Guide to The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Euromoney’s Guide to The World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and is also recognized as a star by Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys in the areas of international arbitration, energy, and intellectual property. 

Peter was a law clerk to the Federal Court of Canada, taught at Osgoode Hall Law School and is a Professor of Law (adj.) at the University of Toronto teaching Telecommunications and Internet Law.  He was a co-chair of the 2017 World Technology Law Conference in Chicago.  Peter is a frequent speaker at industry and legal events and is the author of articles in his fields of practice.

Rahul Mattan:

Rahul Matthan is a partner, Trilegal and heads the TMT practice. He currently serves on the firm’s management committee. Rahul has advised on some of the largest technology and telecom acquisitions in the country. He advises domestic and international corporations on a wide range of regulatory issues including in relation to privacy, map regulation, fintech, encryption, spectrum regulation, e-commerce, sharing economy, biotech, digital content and streaming media. He has been included in The Mint newspaper’s list of 25 People who Matter in Indian E-Commerce. Rahul has been involved in a number of policy initiatives including assisting the government in preparing the country's privacy law as well as its Unique ID law. He has previously served as a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s Committee on Household Finance.