HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy receives $3 million SSHRC Grant

Dean of the McGill Faculty of Law, Nicholas Kasirer, announced today that Professor E. Richard Gold and his Intellectual Property Modeling Group (IPMG) were awarded a 3 million dollar research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)*. Dr. Gold, holder of the Bell Chair in e-Governance and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP), and his team have taken the lead in an international effort to reexamine intellectual property rights relating to biotechnological innovation in the health and agricultural sectors.

Robert Cook-Deegan, member of the CIPP and Director of the Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy at Duke University in the United States, noted: "This grant from SSHRC demonstrates Canada's leadership in international discussions about intellectual property and biotechnology. We are delighted to be partners in this effort, and we hope to collaborate with Canada's leading researchers. The Canadian government has consistently been ahead of the US Government in grasping the long-term significance of intellectual property policy issues related to biotechnology, and this is further evidence of that trend."

Professor Gold, who formed the IPMG two years ago as a research group comprised of experts in law, economics, management, political science and philosophy stated: " The central goal of any patent system is to achieve benefit to society through access to innovation, wealth creation and employment. Our research will permit policy-makers in Canada, and other countries, to better ensure that patent laws serve the interests of both industry and society. The current patent regime is more than 100 years old," Dr. Gold continued. " It needs a careful reexamination if Canada wants to have a strong health care system and strong agricultural communities."

The Executive Director of the CIPP, Elisa Henry-Bertrand, explained today that: "The high level of interest in t
'"/>

Contact: anne-marie bourdouxhe
anne.marie.bourdouxhe@mcgill.ca
514-398-6754
McGill University
4-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. McGill scientists publish detailed picture of how nutrients and other molecules get into cells
2. MNI-McGill researcher first to discover that normal nerve cells can mimic viruses
3. New McGill researchers win recognition
4. McGill launches Centre for Bioinformatics
5. McGill team offers new hopes in cures for Parkinsons disease, schizophrenia, depression, drug addiction and severe pain
6. Nonchemical weedkiller has huge potential; hungriest nations may benefit thanks to McGill plant scientists
7. Major grant to aid McGill University professors efforts to improve school science teaching
8. Brain Centre gives Wales a world lead
9. DFG To Set Up 14 New Collaborative Research Centres
10. Policy review in Science calls for Bush Administration to protect wild salmon
11. Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: February 2004

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2020)... ... March 25, 2020 , ... ixlayer, an ... address the need to rapidly launch and scale COVID-19 clinical testing. The ixlayer ... deliver, has been adapted for COVID-19 specific content and user flows, allowing physicians/health ...
(Date:3/20/2020)... ... March 20, 2020 , ... ... human embryonic stem cell (ESC) derived mesenchymal stem cells (hES-MSC), through a proprietary ... treatment of neurological, autoimmune, and rare orphan diseases, today announced that the U.S. ...
(Date:3/19/2020)... ... March 19, 2020 , ... The former Jason "Furious" Styles of "Boyz n ... show "In Depth". The TV program highlights a large variety of subjects that have ... new episode with a dive into the world of applied academics. The episode will ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/4/2020)... ... March 04, 2020 , ... This month, Cognosante will make its annual ... will showcase both expanded and emerging offerings that align with the HIMSS annual theme, ... to be comprehensive, timely, and engaging. From Interoperability and HIE to ...
(Date:2/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... February 26, 2020 , ... ... system combines a high-speed camera with a dedicated controller, thus simplifying setup, ... per second, the HS7 is the first of Fastec Imaging’s new HS Series ...
(Date:2/21/2020)... ... February 20, 2020 , ... ... transparency and reassuring consumers that what’s listed on an ingredient panel is actually ... has introduced this solution with the adoption of CertainT, which is designed to ...
(Date:2/19/2020)... Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... February 18, 2020 , ... ... orthopedic medical devices, today announced the launch of a new and unified global ... to tackle the industry’s most complex engineering challenges, as well as an enthusiasm ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: