Geographical Indications of Origin and Indigenous Knowledge

Geographical Indications of Origin and Indigenous Knowledge

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | King Hall Room 1001 | 12:00 PM

Brad Sherman | Professor of Law | Griffith University, Australia
Director |  Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA)

Brad Sherman, PhD is a Professor of Law at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and the Director of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA). Professor Sherman has previously held academic positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. His research expertise encompasses many aspects of intellectual property (IP) law, with particular emphasis on its historical, doctrinal, and conceptual development. Professor Sherman is currently working on a historical project looking at the materiality of the invention and early historical examples where IP was used to promote food security. In addition to his work on agricultural IP, Professor Sherman has authored and co-authored many foundational texts in the field of IP law in general, including Figures of Invention: A History of Modern Patent Law (with Alain Pottage).

Co-sponsored by the Center for Science & Innovation Studies (CSIS), UC Davis Interdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities and Arts Program, UC Davis School of Law