Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP) news
The Faculty’s Office of Research is happy to announce that six exciting projects have been awarded funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
In an interview with Focus online, Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse explains how the Law of the of intellectual property influences areas that were formerly classified as strictly commercial and as having no artistic value, and how to artisanal skills could be leveraged to stimulate creativity and innovation.
Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse joined the Faculty of Law in 2006 as an intellectual property specialist, and quickly gained a reputation for his sense of humour in the classroom. Focus online asked him a few questions on the repercussions of intellectual property law on our social and cultural values. (In French)
Marguerite Tinawi, Seo Yun Yang, Lauren Chang MacLean and Guy-Philippe Bouchard took two of the top four spots at the Harold J. Fox Moot, which was held in February at the Federal Court in Toronto.
On September 9, 2008, in Ottawa, the International Expert Group on Biotechnology, Innovation and Intellectual Property released its findings, after seven years of work. One of the principal conclusions of the Group is the need to create an honest, independent broker to provide training, advice and mediation in the area of intellectual property (IP).
McGill's Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP) has launched a radical project: a re-draft of the Copyright Act through a wiki platform. Until July 15, 2008, participants are invited to draft articles on pressing issues of copyright reform.
The decades-long war between brand-name and generic drug manufacturers shows no signs of abating. But with a rapidly aging population and the spectre of new diseases on the horizon, there's new pressure to find a solution soon that can both motivate innovative research and sustain affordable drug prices. McGill's Richard Gold, director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and a professor in IP and common-law property, is interviewed for this story in the Canadian Bar Association's National Magazine.