Fellow and College Counsel, St Catherine's College
Research Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law
BA/LLB Hons (Melbourne), PhD (Melbourne), DipLATHE (Oxford)
Justine Pila came to Oxford in 2004 to take up her statutory posts of University Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and Tutorial Fellow of St Catherine's College. She holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Arts and a PhD in Law from the University of Melbourne. Before writing her PhD she worked as an IP solicitor and Associate to the Chief Justice of the Australian Federal Court. She teaches IP law and theory on a number of graduate and undergraduate courses for the Faculty, and EU Law and Jurisprudence for St Catherine's. Her books include (as author) The Requirement for an Invention in Patent Law (OUP 2010) and European Intellectual Property Law (OUP 2016) and (as editor) The Europeanization of Intellectual Property Law (OUP 2013), Perspectives on the Unitary (EU) Patent System (Hart/Bloomsbury 2015) and The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann (Hart/Bloomsbury 2015). She is currently writing a book on IP subject matter and co-editing the Oxford Handbook on Intellectual Property Law for publication by OUP.
Her most recent works are European Intellectual Property Law (OUP 2016) with PLC Torremans and "Copyright and Related Rights: Outlining a Case for a European Morality / Public Policy Exclusion" in PLC Torremans (ed), Copyright Law: A Handbook of Contemporary Research (EE 2016) forthcoming.
She also has a profile page on the St Catherine's College website.
The law and theory of intellectual property, especially copyright law and patent law, and including European intellectual property