Philip founded Geneva Network in 2015.
His main research interests are the intersection of intellectual property, trade, and health policy. Formerly he was an official at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, where he worked in its Global Challenges Division on a range of IP and health issues.
Prior to his time with WIPO, Philip worked as director of policy for International Policy Network, a UK-based think tank, as well as holding research positions with the Adam Smith Institute and Reform, both in London. He has also worked as a political risk consultant and a management consultant.
He is a regular columnist in a wide range of international newspapers and has published a number of academic studies. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Durham University (UK).
He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, Malaysia.
Prof. Mark Schultz
Mark Schultz is a Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University, President of the Institute for Intellectual Property Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Geneva Network. His research focuses on the law and economics of the global intellectual property system.
Professor Schultz is frequently called on to help governments and international organizations with IP policy and capacity building. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on copyright law, spoken at programs hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. Copyright Office, as well as numerous universities, think tanks, and industry groups. He serves as an expert on the U.S.-India IP Dialogue.
He also served as an NGO delegate to WIPO for several years during the WIPO Development Agenda talks. Professor Schultz is also an expert on the U.S.-India IP Cooperation Dialogue.
Previously, he was co-founder of the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University, which he helped lead from 2012 to 2018. He holds a J.D. and a B.A. International Economics from the George Washington University and has done PhD level coursework in development economics at Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Nilanjan Banik
Nilanjan Banik is a professor at Bennett University’s School of Business, India.
His work focuses on the application of time series econometrics in issues relating to international trade, market structure and development economics. He is also interested in the "rules" part of WTO; especially examining non-tariff barriers aspects of GATT/WTO agreements.
He has project experience with Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia; Laffer Associates, USA; KPMG, India; Ministry of Commerce, Government of India; Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi; Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi; Center for Economic Policy Research, UK; Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo; Asian Development Bank, Manila; South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI); UNESCAP-ARTNeT, Thailand, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne; and World Trade Organization, Geneva.
Steve Bettison is an experienced Digital Communications Manager.
Previously, Steve has worked in the private sector delivering contracts for the UK government and as the Operations Director for a UK economic policy think tank.