Our experts’ research on intellectual property (IP) law and innovation compares best practice models adopted in different jurisdictions to see how innovation is fostered, legally protected, commercialized and sustained in a global competition.
The International Law Research Program (ILRP) has identified the following areas of research focus on IP:
- management of IP rights in the global marketplace including IP strategy and commercialization;
- new IP standards in preferential trade agreements, such as the Canada US Mexico Free Trade Agreement (CUSMA), the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Canada – China, India and MERCOSUR potential free trade agreement;
- international and domestic legal frameworks for disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain and internet governance;
- international law and governance of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and traditional cultural expressions;
- open and collaborative mechanisms for innovation; and
- legal frameworks and policies that encourage clean technology innovation and its transfer.
For additional details on the program’s research priorities for international IP law, please contact Deputy Director Bassem Awad.