Ikechi Mgbeoji is Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He graduated from Dalhousie University, summa cum laude, with an LLM in 1999. A recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal for the highest academic standing at the graduate level in Dalhousie University, he undertook his doctoral research in patent law and public international law. Throughout his academic career, Professor Mgbeoji has won numerous academic awards, scholarships, and fellowships, including the Killam Scholarship and the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft Award. His teaching and research interests are in patent law, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, international law on the use of force, international environmental law, biotechnology and law, and comparative intellectual property law. Professor Mgbeoji is the author of six books, including Collective Insecurity: The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism, and Global Order (UBC Press, 2003) and Patents and Indigenous Peoples, and he is the co-author of Environmental Law in Developing Countries: Selected Issues (IUCN, 2001). Prior to joining Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003, he taught at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law.