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Intellectual Property Appeals Committee

Terms of Reference

Extract from the Policy on Intellectual Property:

11.1 Intellectual Property Appeals Committee: There shall be an Intellectual Property Appeals Committee that shall hear appeals from decisions of the Vice-Principal (Research) or his delegate. The Intellectual Property Appeals Committee shall consist of 6 members appointed for three-year terms commencing September 1st, staggered, and 1 student member, appointed for a term of one year.


11.2 Appointment of Committee:

11.2.1 Prior to the lst day of April each year, the President of the McGill Association of University Teachers or the President's designate and the Principal or the Principal's designate shall submit to the Senate Nominating Committee a jointly approved slate of names of academics and members of administrative and support staff of the University and/or Board members. This slate shall include at least one and a half times as many names as there are vacancies on the Intellectual Property Appeals Committee to be filled that year.

11.2.2 Prior to the 1st day of April of each year, the Executive Chairperson of the Post-Graduate Students' Society of McGill University, and the Principal or the Principal's designate, shall submit to the Senate Nominating Committee a jointly approved list of two names of graduate students, and the name of one undergraduate student.

11.2.3 From the slate proposed under section 11.2.1, and except in respect of the vacancy created by the end of the term of the student member, the Senate Nominating Committee shall strike a panel of nominees equal to the number of vacancies to be filled and shall also designate the chair and vice-chair of the Intellectual Property Appeals Committee. The Intellectual Property Appeals Committee shall include academics involved in teaching or research in a suitably broad range of those disciplines generally generating commercialization projects. The Senate Nominating Committee shall also recommend the appointment of one student member from the slate proposed under section 11.2.2.

11.2.4 The chair and vice-chair shall be persons qualified by education and experience to make decisions on matters that may be submitted to the Intellectual Property Appeals Committee.

11.2.5 The panel thus struck shall be submitted to Senate and to the Board of Governors for approval.

11.2.6 In the event of rejection of the panel in whole or in part by Senate or the Board of Governors, the procedure set out in sections 11.2.1 and 11.2.2 shall recommence.

Membership

Six members chosen from members jointly agreed to by MAUT and the Principal:
Professor Gregory Dudek (Engineering) - 2017 - Vice-Chair
Professor Heather Durham (Medicine) - 2017 - Chair
Professor Frank Ferrie (Electrical and Computer Engineering, ENGINEERING) - 2018
Professor Barbara Hales (Pharmacology and Therapeutics, MEDICINE) - 2018
Professor Richard Gold (Law) – 2019
Ms. Alexandra Kohn (Head, Office of Copyright Compliance, LIBRARIES) – 2019

One student member: Marie-Elyse Lafaille-Magnan