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Justine Pila

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University Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law

Fellow, Senior Law Tutor and College Counsel, St Catherine's College

Research Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law


BA/LLB Hons (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne), DipLATHE (Oxford)


Justine Pila came to Oxford in 2004 to take up her statutory posts of University Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and Tutorial Fellow of St Catherine's College. She holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Arts and a Phd in Law from the University of Melbourne, and has previously worked as an intellectual property solicitor and Associate to the Chief Justice of the Australian Federal Court. She teaches intellectual property law and theory at graduate and undergraduate level for the Faculty and EU law for St Catherine's. Her authored and edited books include The Requirement for an Invention in Patent Law (OUP 2010), The Europeanization of Intellectual Property Law (OUP 2013) (with Ansgar Ohly), Perspectives on the Unitary (EU) Patent System (Hart/Bloomsbury 2015) (with Christopher Wadlow), The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann (Hart/Bloomsbury 2015) (with Paul Davies) and European Intellectual Property Law (OUP 2015 forthcoming) (with Paul Torremans). She is currently writing a book on IP subject matter for publication by OUP in 2016.

For more information see her college website

 



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Journal Articles

2014

J Pila, 'Pluralism, Principles and Proportionality in Intellectual Property 181-200' (2014) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies

2013

J Pila, 'The European Patent: An Old and Vexing Problem' (2013) 62(4) International & Comparative Law Quarterly 917–940

2012

J Pila, 'Intellectual Property Rights and Detached Human Body Parts 27–32' (2012) Journal of Medical Ethics

J Pila, 'Sewing the Fly Buttons on the Statute: Employee Inventions and the Employment Context' (2012) 32 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1-31

J Pila, 'Some Reflections on Method and Policy in the Crowded House of European Patent Law and their Implications for India' (2012) 24 National Law School of India Review 54–74

2011

J Pila, 'Law and the Victorians: Intellectual Property' (2011) Journal of Legal History, forthcoming

J Pila, 'Software Patents, Separation of Powers, and Failed Syllogisms: A Cornucopia from the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office' (2011) 70 Cambridge Law Journal 203-228

2010

J Pila, 'An Australian Copyright Revolution and its Relevance for UK Jurisprudence: IceTV in the light of Infopaq v Danske' (2010) 9 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 77-93

J Pila, 'Copyright and its Categories of Original Works' (2010) 30 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 229–254

J Pila, 'On the European Requirement for an Invention' (2010) 41 IIC: International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 906-926

J Pila, 'Who Owns the Intellectual Property Rights in Academic Work?' (2010) European Intellectual Property Review 609-613

2009

J Pila, 'Article 53(b) EPC: A Challenge to the Novartis Theory of European Patent History' (2009) 72 Modern Law Review 436-462

J Pila, 'Authorship and e-Science: Balancing Epistemological Trust and Skepticism in the Digital Environment' (2009) 23 Social Epistemology 1-24

J Pila, 'Chemical Products and Proportionate Patents Before and After Generics v Lundbeck' (2009) 20 King's Law Journal 489-526

J Pila, 'Works of Artistic Craftsmanship in the High Court of Australia: The Exception as Paradigm Copyright Work' (2009) 36 Federal Law Review 365-381

2008

J Pila, 'An Intentional View of the Copyright Work' (2008) 71 Modern Law Review 535-558 [...]

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J Pila, 'Compilation Copyright: A matter calling for a certain ... sobriety' (2008) 19 Australian Intellectual Property Journal 231-266

2005

J Pila, 'Article 52(2) of the Convention on the Grant of European Patents: What Did the Framers Intend? A Study of the Travaux Preparatoires' (2005) 36 IIC: International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 755-87

J Pila, 'Dispute Over the Meaning of Invention in Article 52(2) EPC: The Patentability of computer-implemented Inventions in Europe' (2005) 36 IIC: International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 173-91

2004

J Pila, 'The Highs and Lows of 2004 for European Intellectual Property Law (English)' (2004) JETRO

J Pila, 'The Highs and Lows of 2004 for European Intellectual Property Law (Japanese)' (2004) JETRO

2003

J Pila, 'Bound Futures: Patent Law and Modern Biotechnology' (2003) 9 Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law 326-378

J Pila, 'Inherent Patentability in Anglo-Australian Law: A History' (2003) 14 Australian Intellectual Property Journal 109

2001

J Pila, 'Methods of Medical Treatment Within Australian and United Kingdom Patents Law' (2001) 24 University of New South Wales Law Journal 421

J Pila, 'Patenting Human Genes: The Australian Position' (2001) 6 Genetics Law Monitor 10

J Pila, 'The Common Law Invention in its Original Form' (2001) Intellectual Property Quarterly 209

2000

J Pila, 'The Inherent Patentability of Methods of Medical Treatment in Australia' (2000) Genetics Law Monitor 7

1999

J Pila and A Christie, 'The Literary Work Within Copyright Law: An Analysis of its Present and Future Status' (1999) 13 Intellectual Property Journal 133-177

Books

2016

J Pila and PLC Torremans, European Intellectual Property Law (OUP 2016)

2010

J Pila, The Requirement for an Invention in Patent Law (Oxford: OUP, 2010)

Chapters

2015

J Pila, 'An Historical Perspective: The Unitary Patent Package' in J Pila & C Wadlow (eds), Perspectives on the Unitary (EU) Patent System (Hart Publishing 2015)

J Pila, 'Lord Hoffmann and Purposive Interpretation in Intellectual Property Law' in Lord Hoffmann's Jurisprudence (Hart Publishing 2015)

2014

J Pila, 'Patent Eligibility and Scope Revisited in the Light of Schütz v. Werit, European Law and Copyright Jurisprudence' in R.C. Dreyfuss & J.C. Ginsburg (eds), Intellectual Property at the Edge: The Contested Contours of IP (Cambridge University Press 2014)

2013

J Pila, 'A Constitutionalised Doctrine of Precedent and the Marleasing Principle as Bases for a European Legal Methodology' in A Ohly & J Pila (eds), The Europeanisation of Intellectual Property Law: Towards a European Legal Methodology (OUP 2013)

J Pila, 'Intellectual Property Law as a Case Study in European Harmonisation: Methodological Themes and Context' in A Ohly & J Pila (eds), The Europeanisation of Intellectual Property Law: Towards a European Legal Methodology (OUP 2013)

J Pila, 'Professional and Academic Employee Inventions: Looking Beyond the UK Paradigm' in M Pittard, A Monitti and J Duns (eds), Business Innovation: A Legal Balancing Act – Perspectives from Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, Competition and Corporate Laws (Edward Elgar 2013)

J Pila, 'What Patent Law for the European Union? Lessons from the Patent Jurisprudence of the CJEU / Quel Droit Des Brevets Pour L\'Union Europeenne? Les Enseignements De La Jurisprudence De La CJUE' in C. Geiger (ed), What Patent Law for the European Union? (Litec 2013)

2011

J Pila, 'The Future of the Requirement for an Invention: Inherent Patentability as a Pre- and Post-Patent Determinant' in G Ghidini & E Arezzo (eds), Biotechnology and Software Patent Law: A Comparative Review on New Developments (Edward Elgar 2011)

2010

J Pila, 'The Value of Authorship in the Digital Environment' in W H Dutton & P W Jeffreys (eds), World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities (The MIT Press 2010)

2008

J Pila, 'European Patent Convention' in P Cane & J Conaghan (eds), The New Oxford Companion to Law (Oxford: OUP, 2008)

J Pila, 'Patent Agent' in P Cane & J Conaghan (eds), The New Oxford Companion to Law (The New Oxford Companion to Law (OUP) 2008)

J Pila, 'Patent Cooperation Treaty' in P Cane & J Conaghan (eds), The New Oxford Companion to Law (Oxford: OUP, 2008)

J Pila, 'Patents' in P Cane & J Conaghan (eds), The New Oxford Companion to Law (Oxford: OUP, 2008)

Edited books

2015

J Pila (ed), Lord Hoffmann's Jurisprudence: A Festschrift in Honour of Lord Leonard Hoffmann (Hart Publishing 2015)

J Pila (ed), Perspectives on the Unitary (EU) Patent System (Hart Publishing 2015)

2013

A Ohly and J Pila (eds), The Europeanisation of Intellectual Property Law: Towards a European Legal Methodology (Oxford University Press 2013)

Case Notes

2014

J Pila, 'Isolated human genes: the patent equivalent of a non-copyrightable sound recording' (2014) Law Quarterly Review

2012

J Pila, 'Copyright and Internet Browsing' (2012) 128 Law Quarterly Review 204–208

J Pila, 'The Star Wars Copyright Claim: An Ambivalent View of the Empire' (2012) 128 Law Quarterly Review 15-19

2010

J Pila, 'Academic Freedom and the Courts' (2010) 126 Law Quarterly Review 347–351

J Pila, 'Patents for Genes and Methods of Analysis and Comparison' (2010) 126 Law Quarterly Review 534–538

2009

J Pila, 'Chemical Product Patents and Biogen Insufficiency Before the House of Lords' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 573-578

Others
Reports

2008

J Pila, 'Patentable Subject Matter' (Oxford Legal Research Paper Series 37/2008 2008)


Interests

Teaching: Intellectual Property; European Union Law; Philosophy of Law

Research: Intellectual property law and theory, EU law

Other details

Correspondence address:

St Catherine's College
Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ

Contact details:

other affiliation(s):

Institute of European and Comparative Law
St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL

Link to personal web site





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