Law is often reactionary; it follows the social and technological changes. We’re a group of lawyers trying to stay in front of some those trends with “Law in the Making” – tackling legal issues that are both threatening and created by the emerging 3D printing revolution. Think of it as preventative medicine for disruptive technologies.
The primary contributors are two Toronto-based lawyers, Paul Banwatt & Haran Aruliah
Haran Aruliah is a criminal defence lawyer practicing in Toronto but his first hobby was programming. From Basic to Delphi to Objective-C, he has been coding for nearly 20 years and that has kept him interested in the intersection of IP law & technology. He is not in a band.
Paul Banwatt Paul Banwatt is a lawyer licensed in New York and Ontario, and is general counsel to Matter and Form Inc., maker of the world’s first affordable, high tolerance 3D scanner. Paul was previously an associate at Gilbert’s LLP in Toronto, Canada. Paul’s legal practice was dedicated to innovative and creative industries and included software and technology, copyright, trade-mark and patent litigation, government relations and advocacy, global health law, and social finance. Paul’s also practiced entertainment law. As a musician, Paul’s bands (The Rural Alberta Advantage, Woodhands) received two 2012 Juno nominations, charted on the Billboard U.S. Top 200, played at the 2011 Coachella Music Festival, and have been featured in numerous publications including Spin, NME, Playboy Magazine, The New York Times and The Globe and Mail. Paul has a J.D. and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics, both from the University of Toronto.
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