Rosemary Jay joined Hunton & Williams from Pinsent Masons LLP where she was head of the information law practice. Prior to that, she was head of the legal office of the Data Protection Register (now the Information Commissioner) for 12 years. She has practised in privacy law for nearly 25 years and is recognised as one of the top lawyers in the area of data protection in the UK. She advises on high-level privacy, data protection and confidentiality issues and her practice covers all areas of information law.
Emily Taylor is an Internet lawyer and governance expert. She is lead author of the annual World Report on Internationalised Domain Names (UNESCO, EURid), has contributed to studies on Internet address protocols and security extensions for the UK combined regulator Ofcom, and was part of the expert team which advised the ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team on the effectiveness of ICANN’s Policy Development Process. She advises on domain name disputes, and her clients include a number of gTLD applicants.
Emily served for 6 years on the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Committee, and chaired the independent WHOIS Review Team, appointed by ICANN under its Affirmation of Commitments to the US Government. She served as an evaluator for the ICANN new gTLD applications. An experienced speaker and moderator on Internet Governance issues, Emily most recently moderated at the 2013 Stockholm Internet Forum, the 2011 Internet Dagarna, and the 2011 Internet Governance Forum plenary session on Critical Internet Resources. For 10 years, Emily worked at Nominet, the .uk domain registry, as Director of Legal and Policy. She writes a regular blog on Internet law and governance at www.emilytaylor.eu.
Emily has a BA in Classics from Cambridge, an MBA and qualified as solicitor in 1998.
Jason Rutt is Head of Patents at Rouse, having joined from Pfizer in January 2012. Well-versed in global patent drafting and prosecution practice, he has experience of working with the EPO in all areas from prosecution, opposition, appeal and oral proceedings to post-grant amendment. He is experienced in providing pragmatic freedom-to-operate advice in relation to commercial products and has particular expertise in the review and commercial exploitation of patent portfolios, licensing, due diligence and IP aspects of R&D collaborations. His detailed knowledge of pharma R&D has led to a focus on working with, supporting and advising SMEs in the Life Sciences area.
Simon is a partner in the Litigation group at Wiggin LLP and the head of the IP/Rights Protection team. Simon has a widely-acknowledged reputation as a first class commercial media litigator, with a particular specialism in the protection of rights and IP online. He has advised content and IP owners (and their representative bodies) in many of the key cases in this area. Simon is also a Director of Incopro Limited, a company that provides IP owners with a clear understanding of the infringement landscape and the options for enforcement. He is a member of the media committee for the Society for Computers and Law and a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
Caroline Wilson is Director (Research and training) Anura Consulting Ltd. Caroline works full-time as a consultant specialising in inter-disciplinary research (e.g. Accountancy and Law, and, Web Science) and training. Previously, she worked in academia for fifteen years in the fields of intellectual property and information technology law. She has particular interests in the regulation of (near)-future technologies and their legal and ethical impact.
Katherine is a technology lawyer, specialising in IT contracts, outsourcing, data protection and emerging technologies. She is dual-qualified in Western Australia and England & Wales. Katherine’s UK experience includes working in-house for global business process outsourcing company Williams Lea and in the Technology team at CMS Cameron McKenna. She currently works as a consultant for LexisNexis and other clients.
Hiroshi Sheraton is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery based in the London office. He focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on the life sciences sector. Hiroshi advises and represents clients in contentious patent, trade mark and other cases in the English Courts (where he has full rights of audience to present cases at the highest level), before other tribunals such as the European Patent Office and European Court of Justice and in arbitrations and mediations. He has particular experience of cases involving several jurisdictions, both in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US.
Adam Gillert is a senior associate in Bird & Bird‘s Commercial Group, based in London. He advises on technology rich areas involving the commercialisation of intellectual property rights and other complex technology projects. His practice includes advising on regulated industries such as the electricity sector.
Adam has extensive experience of smart grids. Between 2011 and 2013, he took a leading role on behalf of the UK government in connection with the conclusion of key contracts for Britain’s multi-billion pound Smart Meter Implementation Programme. His input on the future of the GB electricity sector has been sought by members of Parliament. In 2013, he led the production of a report and separate consultation response focusing on Demand Side Response in the Capacity Market for an industry association representing dozens of leading ICT and electricity companies. Adam acts as Bird & Bird’s representative on the Working Group of the DECC/Ofgem Smart Grid Forum currently investigating the commercial and regulatory challenges of implementing a smart grid in Great Britain. Adam is also a founder of Bird & Bird’s smart grids blog.
Edward Craven is a barrister at Matrix Chambers specialising in criminal, public and media law. He has previously worked as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal, the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.