David Vaver, M.A. (Oxon.), B.A., LL.B. (Auck), J.D. (Chicago), is the Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, Oxford University, the Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at St. Peter's College, Oxford, and a Professorial Fellow of St. Peter's College. Before coming to Oxford in 1998, he taught intellectual property law for some 27 years, variously at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Professor Vaver was the founder of the "Intellectual Property Journal" and its first Editor-in-Chief until 1998. He remains a consultant editor. He also served as an adviser to the Department of Canadian Heritage on the reform of Canadian copyright law, including the 1997 amendments to the "Copyright Act". He has researched and written extensively on national and international intellectual property law and policy, and his works are often cited by courts and legal writers. He is the author of "Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Patents, Trade-Marks" (1997) in Irwin Law's Essential of Canadian Law series.