International Trade, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Policy: Long-Term Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis

C.M. Flood, V. MacDonnell, J. Philpott, S. Theriault & S. Venkapuram, eds, Vulnerable: The Policy, Law and Ethics of COVID-19 (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2020).

Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2020-25

11 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2020

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Jeremy de Beer

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

E. Richard Gold

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This chapter addresses intersections among international trade law, intellectual property rights, and domestic innovation policies to prevent, detect, and treat pandemics. Structural issues with Canada’s innovation system affected preparedness for this pandemic and, unless remedied, will impede responses to future crises. In this chapter, we suggest aligning domestic and international policy measures to nuance Canada’s approach to intellectual property and accelerate Canada’s global contributions through open science.

Keywords: intellectual property law, Canada, COVID-19, pandemic preparedness

Suggested Citation

de Beer, Jeremy and Gold, E. Richard, International Trade, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Policy: Long-Term Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis (2020). C.M. Flood, V. MacDonnell, J. Philpott, S. Theriault & S. Venkapuram, eds, Vulnerable: The Policy, Law and Ethics of COVID-19 (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2020)., Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2020-25, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3678291

Jeremy De Beer (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

E. Richard Gold

McGill University - Faculty of Law ( email )

3644 Peel Street
Montreal H3A 1W9, Quebec
Canada

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