Professor Robert Burrell


Professor Dev Gangjee (Centre Director, 2021-22)

Dev Gangjee joined Oxford in 2013 as a University Lecturer in Intellectual Property within the Law Faculty as well as a Tutorial Fellow at St Hilda's College. He is also Director of the Oxford Diploma in IP Law and Practice. Prior to this, he was a senior lecturer at the London School of Economics (2005-2013). Dev is a graduate of the National Law School of India and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has acted in an advisory capacity for national governments, law firms, international organisations and the European Commission on IP issues.

Dev's research focuses broadly on Intellectual Property (IP), but with a special emphasis on Branding and Trade Marks, Geographical Indications and Copyright law. Additional research interests include the history and political economy of IP, collective and open innovation, and the interface between IP and theories of development. He is presently an Academic Member of the Oxford IP Research Centre and a Research Affiliate with IP Osgoode, Canada. He is also an Editorial Board member of the Modern Law Review and co-editor for its Legislation and Reports Section.

Dr Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck

Carolyn Deere-Birkbeck is a Senior Researcher and Trade Project Director for the Global Economic Governance Programme at the Department of Politics.  She is also a Research Scholar at University College.  Her research interests include global trade governance, global political economy of intellectual property law and policy, global governance of knowledge and political economy of international trade and sustainable development. 

Professor Graeme Dinwoodie

Graeme Dinwoodie is the Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law.  From 2009-2018, he was the Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and a Professorial Fellow of St Peter's College.  

Dr Van Anh Le

Dr Van Anh Le is a Departmental Lecturer in Intellectual Property (IP) Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Prior to joining Oxford, she taught IP law at Warwick and Durham. Van Anh’s areas of expertise include pharmaceutical patents, TRIPS flexibilities, compulsory licensing, and access to medicines. She is highly interested in public policy on IP in developing countries.

Javier Lezaun

Javier Lezaun is James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance and Deputy Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS). He currently directs BioProperty, an ERC-funded research project on property rights in the life sciencest. 

Professor Viktor Mayer-Shönberger

Viktor Mayer-Shönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute. He is also a Fellow at Keble College. 

Dr Poorna Mysoor

Poorna Mysoor is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow. Poorna’s project explores how the structure of tangible property can be transposed to copyright to achieve a balance between ownership and user rights. At its core, Poorna’s research examines how private law principles enable better conceptualisation of copyright law. She will pursue an historical and comparative analysis of property and copyright law in various common law jurisdictions.

Poorna completed her DPhil at the Law Faculty at Oxford in 2017 on implied licences in copyright law supervised by Professor Graeme Dinwoodie. Over the last few years, Poorna has taught several core private law subjects such as Land Law, Contract Law and Tort Law at various colleges in Oxford and Copyright Law at the Law Faculty. Before embarking on her DPhil, Poorna practised intellectual property law in Hong Kong and was a litigator in India.

Professor Ansgar Ohly

Ansgar Ohly is a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law.  He holds a Chair in civil law, intellectual property and competition law at the University of Munich.  His fields of research are all areas of intellectual property law, unfair competition law and the law of privacy and publicity, with a special focus on European harmonisation and on the comparison between civil law and common law systems. 

Dr Robert Pitkethly

Robert Pitkethly is an Official Fellow and Tutor of Management at St Peter’s College, a member of the Faculty of Management and a UK and European Patent Attorney.  His current research interests bridge the fields of strategic management and intellectual property and include managerial aspects of intellectual property policy.  

Past OIPRC Directors

Professor Dev Gangjee, 2018-2019

Professor Graeme Dinwoodie, 2009 - 2018

Dr. Justine Pila, Interim Director 2007-2009

Professor Christine Greenhalgh, Economics Research Director 2007-2009

Professor David Vaver, Director 1998 - 2007

Professor Peter Hayward, Founding Director