Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law; Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law; Professorial Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Barrister (2009, IT), 11 South Square, Gray's Inn, London WC1R 5EY (02074051222).
Born July 2, 1964. B.A. Law 1986 (University of Cambridge). Formerly Lecturer in Law, University of Keele; Professor of Law, King's College, London. Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (2007) and Visiting Professor of European Law, Columbia University (2008).
Co-author (both with Brad Sherman) of Intellectual Property Law (Oxford, OUP, 2001; 2nd ed, 2004; 3rd ed, 2008) and The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law - The British Experience, 1760-1911 (Cambridge: CUP, 1999).
Author of Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Problems Facing Freelance Creators in the UK Media Market-Place (London: Institute of Employment Rights, 2002).
Co-editor (with David Vaver) of Intellectual Property in the New Millennium: Essays in Honour of Professor William Cornish (Cambridge: CUP, 2004; (with J. Davis and J.C.Ginsburg) Trade Marks and Brands: An Interdisciplinary Critique (Cambridge: CUP 2008); Copyright and Piracy: An Interdisciplinary Critique (Cambridge: CUP, 2010); (with C. Ng and G. D'Agostino) of The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of David Vaver (Oxford: Hart, 2010); (with R. Deazley & M. Kretschmer) Privilege and Property: Essay on the History of Copyright (Cambridge: OpenBook, 2010); (with T. Aplin,P.Johnson, and S. Malynicz) Gurry on Breach of Confidence: The Protection of Confidential Information, Second Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2012)
Co-director (with Martin Kretschmer), AHRC Resources Enhancement Project, Primary Sources on Copyright (2005-8); and (with M. Van Eechoud & J. Gripsrud) of HERA Project on Copyright, Authorship and the Original Work (2010-13).
Member, ITER, Sophistication vs. Transparency, International Network (2002-5), organised by University of Nijmegen/University of Amsterdam and the Wittem Group of European Copyright Academics Considering a European Copyright Code (2006-2010). Member, AHRB Copyright Network Workshop, organised by Birkbeck College, London (2004-7).
Series Editor, Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law; Editorial Board, European Intellectual Property Review and Script-ed, on-line publication, University of Edinburgh.
Member of Copyright Expert Panel, Strategic Advisory Board on IP (2008-10); Founding Member, International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property; Advisory Board, Institute of Brands and Innovation Law, UCL; Council Member, Intellectual Property Institute and Executive Board Member, British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association.