James G. Kosa
James Kosa is a partner at WeirFoulds with a practice focused on information technology and intellectual property law.
James offers his clients a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the spectrum of technology issues, including the protection and exploitation of computer and software technology, IT and IP licensing, privacy, security breaches and dispute resolution. James’ depth of experience means that he is able to offer his clients clear, practical and well-rounded advice by cutting through the technical jargon. He takes the complexity of technology law and turns it into practical knowledge and advice that his clients can easily understand.
James acts as technology counsel to technology companies in a wide variety of high technology fields, including telecommunications, cloud computing and artificial intelligence companies, software development companies (traditional and agile), hosting service providers and infrastructure as a service providers. He also represents consumers of technologies with procurement and negotiation of technology services, including financial institutions, governments and government agencies, and profit and non-profit companies in traditional fields with technology needs. James has assisted in negotiating outsourcings, wide area networks implementations, major data transport arrangements, and platform and content arrangements for television, satellite and mobile platforms.
James is the Co-Chair of the firms Technology, IP and Privacy Group. He is also the past President of the Canadian Technology Law Association and past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section.
James was recognized by Lexpert as a 2019 Rising Star, Leading Lawyers Under 40. He is also recognized as a leading practitioner in the following legal directories: Chambers Canada Guide – Information Technology; Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Computer & IT Law; and Best Lawyers in Canada – Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law
- Represented iManage in its acquisition of Closing Folders
Recognized as a Mondaq Thought Leading Co-Author for Data Protection, Canada (Autumn 2022)
Repeatedly recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Canada as a leading lawyer in Data – Information Technology
Recognized by Lexpert as a 2019 Rising Star, Leading Lawyers Under 40
Repeatedly recognized in the Chambers Canada Guide as a leading practitioner in Information Technology
Repeatedly recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Computer & IT Law
Repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner in Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Privacy and Data Security Law and Technology Law
Called to the Bar
- Ontario (2006)
- LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2006
- B.Sc., Computer Engineering, Queen's University
- Past President, Canadian Technology Law Association
- Past Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Canadian Bar Association
- Past Chair, Information Technology and E-Commerce Section, Ontario Bar Association
- Institution of Electric and Electronic Engineers
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
- International Technology Law Association
- Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group
- Toronto Intellectual Property Group