IP & Sustainable Developmnt (LAW-795-021)
Meets - 6/13/2012 & 6/14/2012 1:00 PM to 3:20 PM - Saturday 6/16/2012 meets 10AM-4PM
Intellectual property (IP), among other things, governs the intersections among environmental sustainability, technological innovation and knowledge policy. This course begins by framing such issues within the global governance framework. It then explores a series of thematic subtopics: Does IP facilitate the transfer of clean technologies from developed to developing countries? What is the role of IP in conserving or sharing the benefits of biodiversity? How does IP operate to restrict or enable access to plants’ genetic resources for food and agriculture? Are Western notions of IP compatible with the environmental and social norms governing indigenous peoples throughout the world? Students in the course engage in interactive classroom discussion and actively participate in a simulation of international negotiations. Grades are based on a take-home examination, which requires to students to choose and answer one of several alternate questions. For more information visit: http://www.jeremydebeer.ca/teaching/sustainable-development
Textbooks and Other Materials
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.