Bita Amani, BA (York University, with Distinction), LLB (Osgoode), SJD (U of T), is Associate Professor at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, and teaches courses in intellectual property, information privacy, and feminist legal studies. She is author of two books: State Agency and the Patenting of Life in International Law: Merchants and Missionaries in a Global Society (Aldershott: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2009) and Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary (Toronto: Carswell, 2011, with Carys Craig). She is Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and has been a Co-Director and Lecturer for the LLM Program in Intellectual Property (with Rosemary Coombe). She was a visiting researcher at the Brocher Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland) and visiting scholar and guest lecturer at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and at the Centre for International Governance, University Of Leeds School of Law. Dr. Amani has served as government consultant on gene patenting for the Ontario Advisory Committee on Predictive Genetic Technologies and on the E-Laws project for the Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Legislative Counsel (Ontario), where she was also briefly a legislative drafter (37th Legislature’s Session, 2001). She is called to the Bar of Ontario.