Paul Thiel

Paul Thiel has over thirty years of Middle and Senior Management experience within Research and Development for the Information and Communication Technology sector in British Columbia. He has been an integral part of Applied Research and Development activities in BC, plus Pacific Northwest, both as an employee of companies including British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), PMC-Sierra Inc., MPR Teltech Ltd and as an independent consultant. He fulfilled a 3 year secondment as Senior Technology Advisor with the BC Provincial Government and is active in the BCTIA, VEF, etc. Many of the projects Paul has been responsible for included technology transfers, performing due diligence on technology, production interface, sourcing project funding, marketing studies and sales. Paul is a Graduate of the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Executive MBA program, holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Alberta and is a Professional Engineer. He is a founding member of the Canadian Microelectronics Consortium and has served on many boards and advisory committees throughout his career. Email:

Intellectual Property Advisor

Bruce Green

Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trade-mark Agent

Bruce is a partner in the Vancouver, B.C. law firm of Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala, practising since 1981 in the area of intellectual property law, licensing and litigation. He has received an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University, M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Bruce was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1981 and the Bar of British Columbia in 1984. He is a Registered Patent Agent (Canada and U.S.) and a Registered Trade Mark Agent (Canada and U.S.), Member of the Licensing Executives Society, Fellow of the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada, Past Chairman, Computer Law Subsection, Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch, and since 1986 an Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law lecturing on copyright law. Bruce has been a frequent contributor to Continuing Legal Education programs on intellectual property law and litigation and the author of a number of papers in those areas, author of the Copyright section of the B.C. Annual Review of Law and Practice and author of the Intellectual Property section of the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.'s Due Diligence Deskbook. He acts regularly as trial and appellate counsel in the B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada, Trial and Appeal divisions in intellectual property causes, including patent infringement and trade secrets. Bruce is WIPO trained in intellectual property mediation.

Independent Advisor

Dr. Issa Traore


Ph.D. in Software Engineering : Institute Nationale Polytechnique (INPT) -LAAS/CNRS, Toulouse, France

Msc in Automatics and Computer Engineering, Ecole_Nationale_Superieure_de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (E.N.S.A.E), Toulouse, France
Msc In Aeronautics and Space Techniques, Ecole_Nationale_Superieure_de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (E.N.S.A.E), Toulouse, France
Avionics maintenance Certificate, Fokker Training Center , Amsterdam, Holland
Aircraft Engineer Degree, Ecole de l'Air, Salon de Provence, France

Professional Experience

Jul. 2005-: Associate Professor, Department_of_Electrica_and_Computer_Enineering, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada

Nov. 1999- June 2005: Assistant Professor, Department_of_Electrical_and_Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
June 1999-Oct 1999: Senior Lecturer, Department_of_Informatics_University_of_Oslo, Norway
Nov. 1998- May 1999: Research Associate, Institute_of_Energy_Technology,_Halden/ Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norways
June 1998-Oct. 1998: Post-Doc Research Associate, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
1990-1993: Maintenance Engineer, Air Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast