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: 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.

Hilary Term 2018

Week 1:
18 Jan**

Dr Péter Mezei, University of Szeged (Hungary) and dosentti of the University of Turku (Finland)
** Please note change of time and venue for this seminar: 12:00 - 2:00pm Vernon Hartcourt Room, St Hilda's College

Week 2: 
25 Jan

Dr Viola Prifti, Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo
Which hESC Inventions should be Excluded from Patentability? A Comparison of EU and Japanese Patent Law

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

Week 5: 
15 Feb

Professor Ansgar Ohly, University of Oxford
Title forthcoming

Week 6:
22 Feb

Dr Marta Iljadica, The University of Aberdeen 
Compelling Experience: copyright and publicly paced works

Week 8:
8 Mar

Hamish Sandison
Title forthcoming

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

Week 7: 
23 Nov

Professor Megan Richardson, University of Melbourne
From ‘Oomoo’ to ‘Oro’ - Trade Marks at the Edge of Empire