Research Fellows

Dr Barbara Lauriat

Barbara Lauriat is a 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. Website

Dr Frederick Mostert

Dr Frederick Mostert is a Past President of the International Trademark Association and is former Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont, where he still serves in an advisory capacity. He is a Guest Professor 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. 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.

Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss

Rochelle Dreyfuss is currently the Pauline Newman Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.  She was the Christensen Fellow at St Catherine's College during Michaelmas term 2010 (Oct-Dec 2010).  She has recently published a book on TRIPs with Graeme Dinwoodie.  University Website

Dr Paul Jensen

Paul Jensen is currently a Principal Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and the 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. Website

Shira Perlmutter

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. Website

Dr Georg von Graevenitz

Georg von Graevenitz is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation at the Norwich Business School, London. He obtained his Doctorate degree and Masters degree in Economics at the University of London. His current research interest includes intellectual property rights, innovation and entrepreneurship. Website

Professor Elizabeth Webster

Elizabeth Webster is currently 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. Website 



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