Research Fellows



Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson is a consultant in an Intellectual Property practice in London. Robert has practical experience of dealing with disputes involving most types of intellectual property matters but now focuses on trade and industrial secrets and patent law.

Professor Daniel Benoliel 

Prof. Daniel Benoliel

Prof. Daniel Benoliel (LL.B, LL.M, J.S.D.) is the Vice-President-elect for Resource Management and Foreign Relations of the University of Haifa. He is a law professor at the University’s Faculty of Law and the Director of the Haifa Center of Law and Technology (HCLT).

Daniel’s main fields of expertise include intellectual property, law and economics, public international law, and entrepreneurship law. He holds a Doctorate in law (J.S.D.) from the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and has been a John M. Olin Research Fellow with the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics at Berkeley and an alumnus of the Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP). He was also a Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, at Munich Visiting Fellow, and a Post-Doctoral German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Residential Fellow with the Law and Economics Graduate College at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

He was an invited visiting professor and taught at various universities in Europe and America. These include the University of Oxford (2021 & 2022), University of Bologna (2018), Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2010-2019), University of Masaryk (2014), University of Lucerne (2009), Hebrew University (2007, 2016), and Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo (2009).

Benoliel received various prizes, awards, and research grants. These include the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) grants (2015-2017, 2018), the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions grant (2015), the University of Haifa Gishush grant (2010), the Harvard-Stanford Junior Faculty Forum award (2009), the Microsoft Research Award for best article (ALACDE, 2009), the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics (2002-2004) grants, the 1st place article awards at both the 14th Computers, Freedom and Privacy Annual Conference (CFP 2004) & the 13th Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC 2002), and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) grant (2002).

Benoliel authored and edited four books. These are Patent Intensity and Economic Growth (CUP, 2017) & (Chinese edition) (CUP & China National Publishing Foundation, 2023); Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Global Inequality (Daniel Benoliel, Peter Yu, Francis Gurry & Keun Lee, eds.) (CUP, 2024) (forthcoming), and Improbable Leaders: The Battle of Developing Countries for Access to Patented Medicines (with Bruno M. Salama) (FGV University Press, 2017) (in Portuguese).

Prof. Benoliel serves as legal advisor to the Zuckerman Institute, which supports academic research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the United States and Israel. In addition, he wrote legal opinions and advised high-tech companies traded on Nasdaq and many start-up companies in telecommunications, biosciences, software, e-commerce, and medical devices. Daniel is also a marathoner and an Ironman triathlete.

Rochelle Dreyfuss profile photoProfessor Rochelle C. Dreyfuss

Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss is the Pauline Newman Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and co-Director of its Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy.  Dreyfuss holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from Wellesley College.  A research chemist before entering Columbia University School of Law, she served as Articles and Book Review Editor of the Law Review.  She clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg and for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.  She is a member of the American Law Institute and was a co-Reporter for its Project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes.  She was a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee, to the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and to the Federal Trade Commission and served on the Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society.   A past chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Association of Law Schools, she was also a member of the National Academies Committees on Intellectual Property in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation, on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy, and on Science, Technology, and Law.    Her writings include A NEOFEDERALIST VISION OF TRIPS: BUILDING A RESILIENT INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SYSTEM (Oxford University Press 2012), which she wrote with Graeme Dinwoodie, and BALANCING WEALTH AND HEALTH: THE BATTLE OVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ACCESS TO MEDICINES IN LATIN AMERICA, which she partly wrote and partly co-edited with César Rodríguez-Garavito (Oxford University Press 2014)

Dr Francis Gurry

Francis Gurry led WIPO as Director General from October 1, 2008 through September 2020.

Under his leadership, WIPO addressed major challenges. These included managing the stress on the international patent and copyright systems produced by rapid technological change, by globalization and increased demand; reducing the knowledge gap between developed and developing countries; and ensuring that the intellectual property (IP) system serves its fundamental purpose of encouraging creativity and innovation in all countries.

Lord Leonard Hoffmann

Lord Hoffmann read law at Queen’s (Vinerian Scholarship 1957) and was Stowell Civil Law Fellow at Univ from 1961-1973.  He then practised at the Chancery Bar and was appointed a judge in 1985. From 1995 until 2009 he was a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and gave a number of leading judgments on patent law. He now practises as an international commercial arbitrator and gives seminars in Hilary Term on patent law for the FHS paper on intellectual property.

Shira Perlmutter

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Shira Perlmutter is the Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. Before being appointed to this post, Ms. Perlmutter served as Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She previously worked as the Executive Vice President for Global Legal Policy at IFPI in London, as the head of the intellectual property department at Time Warner in New York, and as the first Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office.  She has also been a law professor at Catholic University in Washington and a consultant at the World Intellectual Property Organisation in Geneva. Her writings include co-authorship of a casebook on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy and numerous articles on copyright issues.

Dr Graham Reynolds

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Dr. Graham J. Reynolds is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean, Research and International at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. His research focus is the intersection of intellectual property and human rights, as well as the relationship between intellectual property and social justice. Before joining the Allard School of Law, Graham was a member of faculty at Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law, where he was the Co-Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology and served as a member of the Schulich School of Law’s Law and Technology Institute. Graham completed his DPhil at the at the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholarship, and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Award. Graham is a recipient of several teaching awards, including a UBC Killam Teaching Prize as well as the Allard School of Law’s annual teaching award, the George Curtis Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. Among other affiliations, Graham has been a visiting professor at the University of Bern in Switzerland.

Dr Alison Slade

Alison Slade is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Leicester. Prior to Leicester, she was a lecturer at Brunel University London.  She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Graeme Dinwoodie. While completing her doctorate, she held the position of Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at St Catherine’s College, Oxford (2008-2012). Her current research interests are centred around international intellectual property law in the trade context, and comparative IP law. Articles in this area have recently been published in International and Comparative Law Quarterly and Osgoode Hall Law Journal.   

David Stone

David Stone is a partner in the London office of Allen & Overy and the firm’s Global Head of Intellectual Property.  In addition to his busy IP litigation and advisory practice, David sits on the Designs Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and is a former board member of INTA and of MARQUES, the Association of European Brand Owners.  David has represented rights owners at the UKIPO, EUIPO and WIPO. 

A graduate of the Universities of Sydney, Oxford and Cambridge, David’s European Union Design Law: a Practitioners’ Guide (2nd edition) was published by Oxford University Press in January 2016.  He also teaches on the Oxford University IP Diploma, the IP Magister Lvcentinvs at the University of Alicante, and the Post Graduate Certificate in Trademark Law and Practice at Queen Mary, University of London. 

David sits on the editorial boards of the Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (OUP) and the European Intellectual Property Review (Sweet & Maxwell). 

In 2017, David was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge to sit part time in the Chancery Division.

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