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. 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. She recently helped organize the Academies’ workshop on the impact of political, economic, and technological pressures on US and international intellectual property policies.
Naomi Hawkins is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter. She obtained her LLB and her BSc (Biomedical Science) from the University of Queensland in Australia before completing her BCL and DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the interaction of law and biomedical science, particularly around intellectual property rights. She uses traditional legal research and empirical methods to investigate the impact of patents on the development of translational outcomes of genetics and genomics research. She is also interested in the ways in which data sharing practices intersect with intellectual property rights in science. She is currently funded by the ESRC Future Research Leaders scheme for her project "The Impact of Patents on Translational Research - Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis in Europe and the US".
Paul Jensen is currently the Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbroune Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia at the University of Melbourne. He obtained his doctorate degree at the Australia Graduate School of Management and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney. His current research interests include economics of innovation, contracts and incentives, privatisation and contracting out, and industrial dynamics.
Barbara Lauriat is a Senior Lecturer in Law at King’s College London and an Academic Fellow at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She was previously Career Development Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at Oxford and a Fellow by Special Election at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. She is currently working on a project examining the relationship between political ideologies and intellectual property policies.
Dr Frederick Mostert is a Past President of the International Trademark Association. He served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont, which includes Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Alfred Dunhill. He is a Research Fellow at Peking University and a Visiting Professor at University College, London, and serves on the Advisory Council of the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, the Board of The Walpole Group, and, the Advisory Board of the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He is a Council Member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design). He is the principal author of Famous and Well-known Marks - An International Analysis and From Edison to iPod - Protect Your Ideas and a number of articles on the law and intellectual property.
He holds a masters degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City and a doctorate from the University of Johannesburg. He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of England and Wales. He has practised corporate law at Shearman and Sterling and international intellectual property law at Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu in New York.
He was inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame in 2015, which honours those who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century.
Shira Perlmutter was recently appointed as the Acting Administrator for Policy and External Affairs at the United States Patents and Trademark Office. Before being appointed to this post, she was the Executive Vice President for Global Legal Policy at IFPI in London. She has worked in both government and the private sector, heading the office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, and the intellectual property department at Time Warner. 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, with Graeme Dinwoodie, Graeme Austin and William Hennessey.
Dr. Graham J. Reynolds is an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches and researches in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property law, property law, and intellectual property and human rights. Prior to joining the Allard School of Law in 2013, Graham was an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he was the Co-Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology and a member of Dalhousie University's Law and Technology Institute. The recipient of an award for excellence in teaching, Graham has completed graduate studies 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. He has also served as the judicial law clerk to the Honourable Chief Justice Finch of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Graham’s doctoral work focused on the intersection of freedom of expression and copyright in Canada.
Georg von Graevenitz is Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management. He is an Economics Fellow at the Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe) and an associate member of the Center for Competiton Policy at University of East Anglia as well as at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. He recieved a B.A. in P.P.E. from Oxford University in 1995, an M.Sc. in economics from University College London in 1996 and a Ph.D. in economics from University College London in 2002.
Georg has published articles on the economics of intellectual property rights and on entrepreneurship in journals such as Management Science, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Oxford Economic Papers. His current research includes analysis of the European patent system, the European trade mark system, copyright and patent litigation, the use of internet search data for the valuation of intangible (knowledge) assets, the analysis of time use data and measuring the returns to R&D and innovation at the firm level.
Elizabeth Webster is currently the Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinbruen University of Technology. She is also the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Impact and Policy. She was formerly the Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia at the University of Melbourne. She obtained her Doctorate degree from Cambridge University and Master of Economics from Monash University. Her current interests include economics of innovation, research & development and intellectual property, labour economics and industrial dynamics.