John Paul M. Gaba, is one of the Partners of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department. On 4 September 2019, Mr. Gaba delivered a lecture on “Copyright & the Public Domain” during the World Intellectual Property Organization – IPO Philippines Summer School on IP held at the IPO Philippines’ main office in Taguig City.

His lecture was part of the two-week long seminar-workshop, the first joint IP summer school of the WIPO and IPO Philippines. This seminar-workshop was attended by more than 50 participants from various sectors both local and overseas.

Mr. Gaba’s primary practice areas are intellectual property, cyberspace and e-commerce, and data privacy and protection.  He frequently delivers lectures at different seminars and fora on these practice areas. He is currently a Member of the Philippine Judicial Academy’s Department of Court Technology, as well as its Corps of Professors.

Our Firm’s John Paul M. Gaba, Partner of the Intellectual Property Department, recently delivered lectures during the 49th Pre-Judicature Program of the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) last 31 May 2019 held in Cebu City.

Mr. Gaba spoke on two topics during the last day of the two-week long PHILJA program, which is a pre-requisite for aspirants for a judicial post.  These topics are “Advanced Legal Research with Computer-Aided Research” and “Technology & the Courts, The Rules on Electronic Evidence, Cybercrime Law, and the Data Privacy Act”.  Around forty lawyers from all over the country participated in the program.  PHILJA is a component unit of the Supreme Court that serves as a training school for justices, judges, court personnel, lawyers and aspirants to judicial posts.

This is the 8th time Mr. Gaba delivered a lecture for PHILJA’s Pre-Judicature Program (the first being in 2016).  He is a Member of the PHILJA’s Corps of Professors and a Regular Member of PHILJA’s Department of Court Technology.  Apart from intellectual property, Mr. Gaba specializes in information technology and cyberspace/Internet law, and data privacy/data protection law.