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Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Last week, CIPIL associate and former doctoral student, Dr Sean Bottomley was awarded the Selden Society’s David Yale prize his for book 'The British Patent System during the Industrial Revolution 1700–1852'. The prize is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the history of the laws of England and Wales, from scholars who have been engaged in research on the subject for not longer than ten years.

This success follows Dr Bottomley winning the Economic History Society Thirsk-Feinstein PhD Dissertation Prize 2013 and First Monograph Prize 2016 — both award for Dr Bottomley’s outstanding PhD dissertation. His PhD supervisors were Dr Leigh Shaw Taylor and Professor Lionel Bently. Since completing his PhD, Dr Bottomley was a Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study in Toulouse, and is currently a Visiting Scholar at MPI for European Legal History in Frankfurt.