5th Annual IP Data & Research Conference

5th Annual IP Data & Research Conference

Event details


  • Data Day: Wednesday, from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Main conference: Thursday, from 8:25 am to 4:15 pm


Virtual event

  • Data Day: Microsoft Teams
  • Main Conference: Zoom

Keynote speaker

Ruth Okediji
An expert on international intellectual property, traditional knowledge and genetic resources.


This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Event description

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are pleased to host the 5th Annual IP Data & Research Conference on Thursday, .The objective of this conference is to disseminate intellectual property (IP) research from leading experts to further innovation and inform policy.

The all-day conference will be held on Zoom and will centre around five themes: "Diversity and Inclusion in the IP and Innovation Ecosystem"; "IP in a Digital World and Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic"; "IP Metrics"; "Clean Technologies"; and "IP, Data and Digital Platform Governance."We are excited to announce that this year's keynote presentation will be delivered by Ruth Okediji, professor of law at Harvard University and co-director of the Berkman Klein Center.The full agenda for the conference will soon follow.

We are also happy to announce that we will host the second annual Data Day on Wednesday, . This half-day event (10 AM–3 PM EDT) will allow researchers to share the "how" of their research, presenting the data and analytic techniques used to draw their conclusions.