Richard Gold

James McGill Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University


Dr. Richard Gold was the founding Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. He teaches in the area of intellectual property and innovation. His research centres on the nexus
between innovation, development and commerce, particularly with respect to biotechnology.

Professor Gold has provided advice to Health Canada, Industry Canada, the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (where he was the lead author of the OECD Guidelines on the Licensing of Genetic Inventions and a report on Collaborative Mechanisms in Life Science Intellectual Property), the World Health Organization, the World Intellectual Property Organization and UNITAID.

His research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Genome Canada, the National Centres for Excellence and the National Institutes of Health. He is a Research Associate at the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta and was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. His research has been published in high- impact journals in science, law, philosophy, international relations including Nature Biotechnology, The Lancet, PLoS Medicine, the McGill Law Journal, Public Affairs Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly and the European Journal for International Relations.

We encourage you to read his November 2017 article, How Canada can lead the world in innovating innovation, in the Global and Mail and to visit his McGill biographical page.