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Professor Duncan Matthews receiving his award from Professor Frances Bowen Professor Matthews receives Queen Mary HSS International Contribution Award
21 December 2023

Professor Duncan Matthews was recognised for his British Academy funded research project on the role of intellectual property (IP) licensing practices in the production and supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

QMIPRI Design Law Reform Seminar
14 December 2023

QMIPRI hosted a design law reform seminar: Global Moves Towards Design Law Reform on Monday 11th December with speakers Jeff Lloyd from the UK IPO, Visiting Fellow Dr. Tyrone Berger and Professor David Musker QMIPRI. 

Solar panels on the roof of a building with skyscrapers in the background. QMIPRI Annual Conference 2023: Intellectual Property and Sustainable Living
2 November 2023

The conference took place over two days with each day being centered around a specific theme.

Professor Noam Shemtov giving a presentation Queen Mary law academic named as a leading voice in tech
19 September 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov has been chosen by the European Patent Office (EPO) to feature on their prestigious list of “50 Leading Tech Voices”; a list of 50 celebrated international experts in the field of sustainable innovation throughout the years.

Cody Wong receiving his award for the essay prize from Professor Duncan Matthews White & Black award second annual Queen Mary LLM essay prize in European and US Law of Patents to Cody Wong
30 August 2023

Oxford based law firm White & Black has awarded the second annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents 2022-23 for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London to Cody Wong.

Professor Noam Shemtov interviewed by influential design and architecture magazine, Dezeen
30 August 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov recently gave an interview to Dezeen, widely considered as the world's most influential design and architecture magazine. 

He discusses the complications that AI could soon expose for designers and architects with copyright claims.

A digital watercolour of Big Ben along the River Thames in London AI exposes designers and architects to copyright complications say experts
29 August 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov speaks to Dezeen about how artificial intelligence will impact designers and architects.

QMIPRI Conference 23 banner QMIPRI Conference 2023 - September 14-15th
3 July 2023

Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, in collaboration with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, presents a two-day research conference investigating the crucial and divergent narratives on the role of intellectual property law and theory in promoting a sustainable world.

Andrea Rizzi Andrea Rizzi: In Memoriam
19 June 2023

Top interactive entertainment lawyer, CCLS alumnus and visiting lecturer Andrea Rizzi has regrettably passed away prematurely on 3 April 2023.

Some schematics and a wrench Striking a balance: Researchers urge Ukraine Government to weigh long-term implications of secret patents post-war
17 May 2023

Newly published research paper ‘The War in Ukraine Raises Questions About Patents for Secret Inventions’ calls for the Ukraine Government to consider the long-term implications of keeping patented inventions secret once the conflict ends.

Vials of the covid-19 vaccine Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious funding on the role of IP in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and supply
3 May 2023

Intellectual property law expert in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded highly competitive grant from the British Academy to support ground-breaking work on the role of intellectual property (IP) in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing and supply.

Image [from L to R]: Mr. Akindeji Adenipo Aremu (Permanent Mission of Nigeria to UN); Professor Graham Dutfield (Univ of Leeds/QMIPRI Fellow); Prof Chidi Oguamanam (Univ of Ottawa/representing Nigeria and the African Group); Professor Suthersanen (CCLS/ representing QMIPRI); Mr. Christoph Spennemann (Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property) Professor Suthersanen discusses genetic resources and traditional Knowledge for WIPO
2 March 2023

Professor Uma Suthersanen  was invited by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to join the Ad Hoc Experts’ Committee for the 46th inter-governmental committee meeting on traditional knowledge (and associated genetic resources) and traditional cultural expressions.

Dr Michaela MacDonald to speak at an event on IP and the Metaverse in March
6 February 2023

Dr MacDonald will be speaking at a UCL's seminar as an expert on IP and the Metaverse.

A field of wheat The British Academy funds research at Queen Mary on patent governance for agricultural genome editing technologies
1 February 2023

The British Academy has awarded funding for a two-year research project examining the patent governance of agricultural genome editing in the UK, the EU and Ukraine. The research will be undertaken by Professor Duncan Matthews and Dr Hanna Ostapenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), who will investigate the implications of patent governance for global food security and sustainability.

A padlock circled by stars of the EU flag hovering above a map of Europe Professor Jonathan Griffiths co-authors paper on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
26 January 2023

This paper addresses a few selected aspects of the implementation of the new mandatory exceptions provided under Articles 3 to 7 of the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market (Directive (EU) 2019/790).

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