Jeremy de Beer
Jeremy de Beer
Full Professor and Director of Open AIR

B.Comm (University of Saskatchewan)
LL.B (University of Saskatchewan)
B.C.L (University of Oxford)

57 Louis Pasteur St., Room 354
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3169


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 the Open African Innovation Research network, Open AIR, 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.

Research • Writing • Speaking • Teaching • Law Practice

More details about me are here in my biography and here in my full CV.

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