Jeremy de Beer
Jeremy de Beer
Jeremy de Beer is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, working on technological innovation, intellectual property and international trade and development.
Many of his refereed publications on intellectual property issues relating to innovation and creativity appear in top-ranked journals recognized across the disciplines of law, business, communications and political science. He has authored numerous other papers, studies and commissioned reports, and published four books, including most recently, Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright. He is a frequent public speaker at invited lectures, conferences and other events in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Professor de Beer teaches multidisciplinary seminars on intellectual property policy, the digital music business, and sustainable international development, and an introduction to the fundamentals of property law. Academic qualifications include a graduate degree in law from the University of Oxford and undergraduate degrees in business and in law from the University of Saskatchewan.
He is also a practicing lawyer and consultant to technology companies, creator groups, law firms, think tanks, governments and international organizations. After working at MacLeod Dixon LLP and clerking at the Federal Court of Appeal, he was legal counsel to the Copyright Board. He has appeared in court as counsel before the Federal Court of Appeal and, most recently, in a series of landmark copyright cases before the Supreme Court of Canada.