Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz
Director of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar
Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Mark Schultz is a Senior Scholar and Director of Academic Programs at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Development at Southern Illinois University. Professor Schultz writes and speaks frequently around the world about the importance of legal institutions that support the creative and innovative industries. He was honored by the SIU School of Law as its Outstanding Scholar in 2008, and has been a distinguished visiting scholar at the University of Botswana, where he gave public lectures on property rights in traditional and indigenous knowledge. He has served as Chair of the Federalist Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Chair of the AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law, and as an NGO delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization. He currently serves as a consultant on trade secrecy to the OECD and is Chair of the Academic Advisory Board of the Copyright Alliance. Professor Schultz’s scholarly articles can be downloaded here.

Recent Publications

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.