Shaping ideas about innovation, intellectual property, global trade and development.
I am a tenured Full Professor of law at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society, where I create and shape ideas about technology innovation, intellectual property, and global trade and development. As an interdisciplinary scholar, I have published five books and over fifty peer-reviewed chapters and articles across the disciplines of law, business, political science, international relations and public policy. I am a co-founder and director of , which connects dozens of researchers across African countries, Canada and elsewhere to scale up innovation by easing tensions between intellectual property and access to knowledge. Also a practicing lawyer and expert consultant, I’ve argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, advised businesses and law firms both large and small, and consulted for agencies from national governments and the United Nations. My current work helps solve practical challenges related to innovation in the digital economy, life science industries, clean technology sector.