Biography

Fellow and College Counsel, St Catherine's College

Research Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law

BA/LLB Hons (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne), DipLATHE (Oxford)

Personal webpage here.

St Catherine's webpage here.

Justine Pila came to Oxford in 2004 to take up her statutory posts of UL in Intellectual Property Law and Tutorial Fellow of St Catherine's College. Her research interests lie in the fields of intellectual property law and regulation. She is the author of The Requirement for an Invention in Patent Law (OUP 2010), The Subject Matter of Intellectual Property (OUP)), and (with PLC Torremans) European Intellectual Property Law (1st edn OUP 2016, 2nd edn OUP 2019). Her most recent edited collection (with RC Dreyfuss) is The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law (OUP 2018). 

Justine took her undergraduate degrees in Law and Arts and her PhD in Law from the University of Melbourne. Before writing her doctorate she worked as an IP solicitor and Associate to the Chief Justice of the Australian Federal Court. She teaches IP Law and Theory, and the Regulation of Technology, on a number of graduate and undergraduate courses for the Faculty, and EU Law and Jurisprudence for St Catherine's.

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Research Interests

The law and theory of IP, especially copyright law and patent law, and including European intellectual property.

The regulatory impacts of technology.

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Jurisprudence, European Union Law, Intellectual Property Law, Regulation, Medical Law and Ethics

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