Brandon Carter is currently pursuing a J.D. law degree at the University of Ottawa. He completed a joint honours B.A. from the University of Waterloo in History and Political Science, specializing in International Relations and Global Governance, before completing his Masters of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he specialized in International Business Management. During his MBA, Brandon served as Director of Campus Greening for Laurier’s Net Impact chapter, and participated in international business consulting trips to Peru, Columbia, and India. Outside of academia, Brandon also has experience working 5 years for Waste Management Inc., as a member of both the sales and customer service team within Canada, and recently worked as a summer student at Aird & Berlis LLP law firm.
Brandon is currently conducting research on intellectual property (IP) issues in the tech industry in Canada, East Africa, and elsewhere. Focusing on the corporate strategy technology companies use to manage intellectual property, Brandon is committed to gaining new insights into the relationship between open innovation and IP corporate policy frameworks, through cross regional comparisons.