Dr. Richard Gold
James McGill Professor
McGill University Faculty of Law
Founder of the Centre ofor Intellectual Property Policy
Dr. Gold teaches in the area of intellectual property and innovation with an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. His research crosses boundaries between disciplines: science, social sciences and humanities; law, management, international relations and economics; policy and theory; academy and practice. Bringing this interdisciplinary approach to his research, he examines innovation-- even if seemingly technological-- as a social phenomenon involving governments, private firms and civil society. His recent work focuses on open science-partnerships based on open access publications, open data and the absence of patent rights over co-created knowledge- from legal, social, economic, and governance perspectives.