July 10, 2008
Richard Gold is the Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and teaches in the area of intellectual property and technology at McGill University ‘s Faculty of Law. His research centres on the nexus between technology, commerce, and ethics particularly with respect to biotechnology in the international context.
Dr. Gold is also the Principal Investigator of the Intellectual Property Modelling Group, a transdisciplinary research team investigating intellectual property regimes. He has published widely in legal and scientific journals on this topic and is the author of Body Parts: Property Rights and the Ownership of Human Biological Materials.
Dr. Gold holds a S.J.D. and LL.M. from the University of Michigan, a LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. from McGill University. Dr. Gold was a Senior Advisor, Intellectual Property, to the Canadian Biotechnology Committee, Legal Policy Consultant to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and expert advisor to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on biotechnology intellectual property issues.
He has conducted research for the World Research Associate at the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta and an Associate Fellow at CIRANO (Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations).
Dr. Gold is a former law clerk to Mr. Justice Peter Cory of the Supreme Court of Canada.