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. Click here for a listing of 2017 - 2018 series and also visit the Invited Speaker Series Archive listing.

Michaelmas Term 2017

Week 4:
2 Nov

Professor Christian Helmers, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Submarine Trademarks

Week 5: 
9 Nov

Professor Paul Torremans, British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA) & University of Nottingham
Professor Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Innovation 

Duran Duran: Copyright and Copyright Contracts in Private International Law?

Week 6:* 
16 Nov

Nicola Dagg, Allen & Overy 

The Legal questions at the Vanguard of Standard Essential Patent and FRAND Litigation in the UK

*please note that this seminar will be held in the Vernon Harcourt, St Hilda’s College

Week 7: 
23 Nov

Professor Megan Richardson, University of Melbourne

From ‘Oomoo’ to ‘Oro’ - Trade Marks at the Edge of Empire

Hilary Term 2018
Week 2: 
25 Jan

Dr Viola Prifti, Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo

Week 3: 
1 Feb

Dr Aisling McMahon, Durham Law School

Gene Patents and Access to Health: Bridging an Institutional Divide

Week 4: 
8 Feb

Dr Graham Reynolds, The University of British Columbia

Copyright, Creativity, and Human Rights

Trinity Term 

Week 5: 
15 Feb

Week 6: 
22 Feb

Dr Marta Iljadica,  The University of Aberdeen 

Compelling experience: copyright and publicly placed works

Week 6: 
8 Mar
Hamish Sandison