Dr. Bita Amani is Associate Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Adjunct Professor in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Graduate Professional Development Program in Intellectual Property, and book editor for the Intellectual Property Journal. Dr. Amani is author of State Agency and the Patenting of Life in International Law: Merchants and Missionaries in a Global Society, (Aldershott: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2009), and (with Dr. Carys Craig) Trade-marks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Commentary, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014). She has published numerous articles and chapters, primarily in the field of intellectual property, including “The Human Genome Diversity Project: The Politics of Patents at the Intersection of Race, Religion, and Research Ethics” (2005) 27:1 Law and Policy (Law, Technology, and Development Special Issue) 159-195 (with Rosemary Coombe). She has served as policy consultant for the government, legislative drafter, and annotations editor for the e-Laws Project. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Sociology, with Distinction) from York University, her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Doctorate in Juridical Science (SJD) from the University of Toronto, where she was a graduate fellow of Ontario’s Centre for Innovation Law and Governance and a doctoral fellow of the Social Science Humanities Research Council. Dr. Amani is called to the Bar of Ontario (2000).