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Matt Fisher  


BSc (Bristol), PhD (Bristol), PGDip -Bar Vocational Course (UWE)
Vice Dean (Education)
Senior Lecturer
contact details:

phone: +44 (0)20 3108 5007 | internal: x55007
email: m.fisher@ucl.ac.uk
Assistant to the Dean's Team: Helena Zara
phone: +44 (0)20 7679 1412 | internal: x21412

Matt Fisher joined the Faculty of Laws on a full-time basis in 2009, prior to this he was a visiting lecturer (2008-9). He previously worked (as both lecturer and senior lecturer) at the University of Bristol (2002-9) where he established a reputation as an expert in the field of patent law. He has also taught, on a visiting basis, at the University of Hong Kong (2002-present).

Matt is particularly interested in patent law, and has developed a body of work, which is both cross-disciplinary - concerning legal, economic and historical analyses of the patent system - and comparative - examining international perspectives on patent law, particularly with respect to Germany, the US, Japan and the European Patent Office. He is regularly invited to attend seminars and roundtable discussions to talk about his work, and has recently given papers at the Westminster Policy Forum, at the 10th Annual IEEM conference in Macau, at UCL’s Institute of Brand and Innovation Law and at various other commercial and non-commercial conferences. Matt's articles have attracted international attention and his recently published monograph, Fundamentals of Patent Law: Interpretation and Scope of Protection (Hart, 2007), has been very well-received, winning the inaugural Inner Temple Young Author's Book Prize. Additionally, Matt is often used by publishing houses (including Ashgate, Hart Publishing, Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Pearson Education and Sweet & Maxwell) to review both manuscripts and articles for publication.

External appointments

Matt’s research interests are in the field of intellectual property law, particularly patents.



Chapters in Books

Journal Articles

Current Teaching
Criminal Law, Property I and Property II
Intellectual Property Law

Patents: History, Theory & Economy
Technology and Intellectual Property Law
International and Comparative Law of Trade Marks, Designs and Unfair Competition
The Law of Copyright and Designs
The Law of Trade Marks and Brands

Ph.D Supervision
Matt Fisher welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students.

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