Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz
Institute for Intellectual Property Research

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.

Recent Publications

April 15, 2019

Seven case studies showcase how IP rights are enabling innovators in Latin America to help solve some of the greatest global health challenges.

April 30, 2018

Intellectual property rights go a long way to helping transform clever ideas into life-saving products that address global health challenges, ITIF’s Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz of the Southern Illinois University School of Law write for Brink News.

April 24, 2018

Twenty-five case studies underscore how innovators in developing countries—often enabled by robust IP rights—are achieving advances in life sciences and healthcare that benefit people around the world.

March 9, 2017

Innovation and the property rights that secure it are key to meeting global health problems, write Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz.

Recent Events and Presentations

April 24, 2018

Please join ITIF and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property for an event releasing a new report that documents 25 cases of primarily developing-world entrepreneurs meeting global health challenges by “innovating for health.” The event will discuss what policies, including intellectual property, are needed to underpin successful life-sciences innovation in both the developed and developing world and feature presentations from several developing-country healthcare innovators who are leveraging IP, science, and technology to create a better world.