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. Below is 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 Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Duran Duran: copyright and copyright contracts in private international law?
Week 6*
16 Nov

Nicola Dagg
Allen & Overy

* please note the change of venue for this session: The Vernon Harcourt, St Hilda's College

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

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
23 Jan 

Dr Viola Prifti
Bournemouth University 


title forthcoming

Week 3
1 Feb 
Dr Aisling McMahon 
Newcastle University
Gene Patents and Access to Health: Bridging an Institutional Divide
Week 4
8 Feb
Dr Graham Reynolds
University of British Columbia
Copyright, Creativity, and Human Rights
Week 5
15 Feb
details forthcoming 
Week 6
22 Feb
details forthcoming