World IP Day 26th April 2021
Research & Legal Interests
International Intellectual Property Law
International Copyright Law
Collective Management of Copyright
International Patent Law
International Investment Law
Data Privacy & Intellectual Property Law
I specialise in International Intellectual Property Law and Policy in relation to cross-cutting issues in Investment Law/Arbitration and the protection of IP rights. I have been a Senior IP Consultant with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), carrying out IP economic impact studies, technical assistance and training. My expertise also encompasses international copyright law and collective management of copyright, IP issues related to data protection/privacy and data mining. I have also worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC). One of my key policy projects is the WIPO Draft Guidelines on Assessing the Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of Copyright Law in the Creative Industries (Economy).
I am also a PhD Fellow at the Maastricht University Faculty of Law currently working on cross-cutting issues in international investment regulation and international intellectual property protection. I am also currently developing a line of research on understanding the relationship between patent/property rights creation, biotechnology and information technology; possibilities for the future of patent law.
THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS: IPRS AND INVESTMENT LAW AS CATALYSTS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL LAW OF PROPERTY
MAPPING GENE PATENTS: TEXT MINING ENABLED LEGAL ANALYSIS OF EXISTING PROPERTY RIGHTS IN NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC GENES