Bassem Awad

Bassem Awad is a senior fellow and was previously the deputy director of International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at CIGI.

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Expertise
International Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property & Technology
Intellectual Property & Commercialization
Patent Law
Traditional Knowledge

Bio

Bassem Awad is a senior fellow and was previously the deputy director of International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at CIGI. His research at CIGI focuses on the impacts of emerging technology such as artificial intelligence and big data on intellectual property (IP) norms; IP provisions in preferential trade agreements; and the intersection between IP and clean technology innovation. Bassem teaches in the Faculty of Law, Western University. He also works as a head tutor and professor at the Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation at the World Trade Organization. He has served for several years as a judge at appeals courts in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

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Ontario’s Intellectual Property Strategy: Supporting the Knowledge-based Economy Innovation Economy, Intellectual Property Conference Reports
Roundtable Discussion on Data Governance and Strategy Big Data Event
Thinking Through Intellectual Property Issues: Charting a Path Forward Innovation Economy, Intellectual Property Conference Reports
Thinking Through Intellectual Property Rights: Sovereign Patent Funds and Educational Supports for Business Intellectual Property, Patents Conference Reports
Thinking Through Intellectual Property Issues: Improving Ontario’s Innovation Performance Innovation Economy, Intellectual Property Conference Reports
CIGI Traditional Knowledge Expert Group Meeting Indigenous Peoples, Traditional Knowledge Event
Innovation in Context 2: Scaling Up Innovation Event
Indigenous Rights and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources in a Renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA/CUSMA, Traditional Knowledge Event
NAFTA 2.0 and Intellectual Property Rights: Insights on Developing Canada's Knowledge Economy Intellectual Property, NAFTA/CUSMA Essay Series
The Global Debate on Intellectual Property, Trade and Development: Past, Present and Future - A Conference in Honour of Pedro Roffe Intellectual Property, Trade Event
Charting the Future: Global Knowledge Assets and the IGC Intellectual Property Event
The Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Issues for the Administration of the Intellectual Property System Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge Event
Intellectual Property and Innovation in China: Charting Canadian IP Pathways to Success Innovation, Intellectual Property Event
CETA and the Future of Geographical Indications Protection in Canada Intellectual Property, Trade CIGI Papers