Mark Schultz is a Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University, President of the Institute for Intellectual Property Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Geneva Network. His research focuses on the law and economics of the global intellectual property system. Professor Schultz is frequently called on to help governments and international organizations with IP policy and capacity building. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on copyright law, spoken at programs hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. Copyright Office, as well as numerous universities, think tanks, and industry groups worldwide. He serves as an expert on the U.S.-India IP Dialogue. He also served as a consultant to the OECD on trade secrecy and as an NGO delegate to WIPO for several years during the WIPO Development Agenda talks. Previously, he was co-founder of the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University, which he helped lead from 2012 to 2018. He holds a J.D. and a B.A. International Economics from the George Washington University and has done PhD level coursework in development economics at Southern Illinois University.
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