Martin Kratz, Q.C. leads the Intellectual Property Practice Group and the e-Commerce practice for Bennett Jones LLP. Martin’s practice focuses primarily on the protection and commercialization of intellectual property.
Among numerous recognitions, Martin is identified as one of Canada’s most creative lawyers by LEXPERT-Thomson in the US Guide to Canada’s 100 Most Creative Lawyers; as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in The LEXPERT/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in intellectual property law; as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada for intellectual property law, technology law and information technology law; as highly recommended in technology law by the Practicing Law Institute; ranked by Chambers and Partners for information technology law and for intellectual property law; and as a leading lawyer in intellectual property and in information technology by Lawday.
Martin is the co-director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intellectual Property LLM program and teaches courses in that program as well as Osgoode Hall’s E-Business LLM program.
Martin is a Governor of the Alberta College of Art + Design and gives guest lectures on intellectual property issues for artists.
Martin has written over 450 publications on various topics involving intellectual property, technology law or on related topics including the following books as sole or co-author: the Business of Innovation, 2016; Canadian Anti-Spam Law, 2014, Canadian Internet Law, 2013; Canadian Intellectual Property Law, 2nd Ed., 2010; IP&IT Handbook Volume 2: Data Protection – Canada; PLC Outsourcing (Canada) 2011; Licensing 2012; Internet Law: A Business and Professional Guide, 1998; Information Systems Security: A Practitioner’s Guide, 1994 2nd Ed. 2003; The Computer Virus Crisis, 1992, 2nd Ed.; and Control and Security of Computer Information Systems, 1988.