Annual Event Speaker profile: Margo Bagley

Margo A. Bagley

Margo A. Bagley is an Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law.  She rejoined the Emory faculty in 2016 after ten years at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was most recently the Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law.  Professor Bagley served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on University Management of Intellectual Property, and is a technical expert and advisor to the Government of Mozambique in World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) matters. She is also Lead Facilitator and Friend of the Chair in the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore, and is a member of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information and Genetic Resources.  Professor Bagley has published numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs as well as two books with co-authors: Bagley, Okediji and Erstling, International Patent Law & Policy (West Publishing 2013) and Patent Law in Global Perspective (Okediji and Bagley eds. Oxford University Press 2014).  A chemical engineer by training, Professor Bagley worked in industry for several years before attending law school and is a co-inventor on a patent for reduced fat peanut butter.