Intellectual Property and Technology

2018/19 Annual Report

The Intellectual Property and Technology Committee provides a forum for promoting and reviewing the practice and development of intellectual property, technology and data protection law. The
Committee also provides an advisory resource to the Law Society Council on matters relating to intellectual property, information and communications technology as well as data, privacy and security.

The Committee provided extensive input to the Law Council of Australia’s submission on the ethics of artificial intelligence for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in May 2019.

Members of the Intellectual Property and Technology Committee are also involved in external bodies such as the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) and IP Australia, the statutory body that administers intellectual property laws in Australia.

After hosting a very successful Law Week event in May 2019, the Committee plans to make this an annual event, along with an Intellectual Property and Technology Masterclass CPD event planned for the second half of 2019.

The Committee welcomes opportunities to assist the Law Society in informing practitioners and the public on matters relating to intellectual property and technology law, particularly given the rapidly developing digital economy in which we operate.

For more information about this committee please email General Manager, Advocacy – Mary Woodford, advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au