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Dr Matt Fisher
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Laws

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.

Research Groups
Research Summary

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

Teaching Summary

Matt teaches across all fields of intellectual property law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also been known to teach land law, trusts and criminal law.

01-AUG-2008 – 31-AUG-2009 Senior Lecturer Law Universtiy of Bristol, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2002 – 31-JUL-2008 Lecturer Law University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2004 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Law University of Bristol
1999 BSc Bachelor of Science – Chemistry/Law University of Bristol
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