Each year the OIPRC hosts a number of leading academics from around the world as part of its Invited Speaker Series. These events typically run from 5:15-6:45pm on Thursday evenings at St. Peter’s College; if the venue or time is different, it will be noted on the Events calendar.  The Speaker Series consists of a presentation of about 45 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the assembled group of academic staff, students (both undergraduate and graduate), researchers, and interested members of the public.  Discussion is informal and includes participants from several disciplines, with a wide range of prior knowledge.

Convenors: Graeme Dinwoodie, Dev Gangjee and Robert Pitkethly

Refreshments and snacks are served at the conclusion of the discussion.  All are welcome.
This year’s schedule evolves throughout the year, but  Hilary 2017 and Michaelmas 2016 - 2017 listing is available below.

Hilary Term 2017
Week 2

26 January
Dr Luke McDonagh
Law School, City of London
What next for IP litigation in the UK and EU post-Brexit? Exploring empirical insights into the IPEC,
High Court and Unified Patent Court
Week 5
16 February
Professor Dr Michael Grünberger
University of Bayreuth
title forthcoming
Week 6
23 February
to be confirmedtitle forthcoming
Week 7
2 March
Dr Emily Hudson
King's College London & University of Queensland
The Pastiche Exception in Copyright Law: A Case of Mashed-Up Drafting?
Michaelmas Term 2016
Week 3

27 Oct
Dr Nicola Searle
Goldsmiths University of London
Cultural Economics and IP
Week 4
3 Nov
Professor Dr. Alexander Peukert
Goethe University Frankfurt
The Propertisation of Trade Mark Law – a Polanyian Perspective
Week 6
17 Nov
Professor Timo Minssen
University of Copenhagen
Innovation Gaps on Life Science Frontiers? From Ebola, Zika and the bad bugs to new uses, big data and the black box 
Week 7
24 Nov
Professor Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge);
William Bowes (Chair of the International Board of the Publishers’ Association);
Dr Emily Hudson (Kings College London);
Professor Uma Suthersanen (Queen Mary University of London)

Copyright and Course Packs: A Collision of Competing Values?


Visit the Invited Speaker Series Archive