Jock Robert Langford

Jock Robert Langford

Independent Policy Expert, Intellectual Policy and Traditional Knowledge

Research key words: 
policy, intellectual property, biotechnology, biodiversity, traditional knowledge

Jock Langford is an independent policy expert on emerging intellectual property issues.  Mr Langford is formally trained as a biologist and agricultural economist.  He has two decades of work experience on intellectual property, biotechnology, biodiversity and traditional knowledge issues. In the past, Mr. Langford was the senior federal government negotiator for the Convention on Biological Diversity's Bonn Guidelines on Access and Benefit-sharing and the lead federal government negotiator on indigenous-related aspects of the Nagoya Protocol.   In 1988 he participated as the sole federal government representative on the World Intellectual property Organization's Fact-Finding Mission across Canada on the protection of traditional knowledge.  Mr. Langford was the principal researcher and co-wrote the 2001 Indian and Northern Affairs -Industry Canada working paper on Intellectual Property and Aboriginal peoples. Mr. Langford has extensive experience working with First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis on biodiversity and traditional knowledge issues.  In the past, he has had the privilege to meet and work with Aboriginal peoples across Canada including hereditary chiefs, elders, regional chiefs, elected chiefs, senior executives, band managers, environment directors, resource managers, scientists, lawyers and land claim negotiators.  
 

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