CIGI is proud to partner with The Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP) to host a week of conferences, workshops and roundtables focused on public policy supporting innovation and intellectual property. Workshops will take place in English and French. Applications to the Quebec Bar have been made for most events for continuing education credits for lawyers (registration fees apply; see program agenda below). Events are open to all and space is limited. Attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected]

CIGI fellows from the International Law Research Program will be delivering the following presentations: 

The End of Innovation as We Know It
Monday February 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by Richard Gold
Innovation has been a major – perhaps the major – force in increasing wealth and well-being over the last centuries. Today, we benefit from record levels of health, safety, and prosperity and the lowest levels of threat, terrorism and crime not only at home but around the world. Nevertheless, the costs of maintaining the innovation are increasing, not only exponentially but super-exponentially. Have we reached the point at which the resources to maintain the system become unsustainable? There are signs that this point is approaching: declining life expectancy in the US and UK, flat innovation productivity despite vast increases in resources, and lower prosperity resulting from innovation. If we are reaching this point, the only way out is to innovate how we innovate. In this session, we will explore this idea and possible ways to meet this challenge.

Innovating at the International Level - CETA, Brexit, NAFTA
Friday February 23, 2018 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Presented by: Armand de Mestral, Marc Bungenberg, Charles-Emmanuel Côté, Henri Culot, Graeme Dinwoodie, Alain Strowel, Edoardo Traversa, Lukas Vanhonnaeker

 

Event Speakers

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Armand de Mestral

CIGI Senior Fellow

Armand de Mestral has been a CIGI senior fellow since 2014. An expert in international economic law, Armand is professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration at McGill University.

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Charles-Emmanuel Côté

CIGI Senior Fellow

Charles-Emmanuel Côté is a CIGI senior fellow currently researching investor state arbitration. He is vice dean for Academic Affairs and Continuing Education and full professor at Laval University.

Richard Gold

E. Richard Gold

CIGI Senior Fellow

Richard Gold is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective October 2016. He is also a James McGill Professor and associate dean (graduate studies) with McGill University’s Faculty of Law. 

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