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  • UK and Ireland Patent Network Virtual Seminar Series Launched

    SCuLE’s Dr Naomi Hawkins and Dr Karen Walsh (Exeter University), together with Dr Aisling McMahon (Maynooth University), co-founders of the UK and Ireland Patent Scholars Network, have recently launched an online seminar series for the network. The seminar series offers a monthly forum to discuss research in progress from leading patent scholars based in the UK ...
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  • Naomi Hawkins appointed as QUEX Theme Lead

    Dr Naomi Hawkins has been appointed as theme lead for the QUEX Institute’s new theme:  Digital Worlds and Disruptive Technologies. The QUEX Institute of Global Sustainability and Wellbeing is a collaboration between The University of Queensland and University of Exeter. Its mission is to deliver innovative research engaging with crucial global challenges under three interdisciplinary themes. Dr ...
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  • SCuLE’s Response to the EMRIP Report on repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains

    The Centre for Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter published a Response for the EMRIP Report on repatriation of ceremonial objects and human remains under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The report was submitted in response to the call by the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People. The ...
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  • SCuLE’s space law policy brief in the Times

    SCuLE’s policy brief on the future regulation of the UK space industry was cited by the Times newspaper, in an article published on 16 October 2019 . The brief calls for update of the UK’s legislation to support technology companies that wish to operate in space industry. Dr Naomi Hawkins warned that the current laws may ...
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  • Incentives to Plead Guilty may Undermine the Right to a Fair Trial

    Research by Dr. Rebecca Helm and published in the Journal of Law and Society suggests that incentives to plead guilty in England and Wales may undermine the right to a fair trial and lead the innocent to plead guilty. The research shows that many defendants in England and Wales face powerful incentives to plead guilty, and ...
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  • Finding Polaris in the Future Regulation of the UK Space Industry

    The Centre for Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter publish their second policy brief on the future regulation of the UK space industry, SCuLE Policy Brief No 2. The UK space technology industry is essential for the growth of the UK economy, being vital in particular to communications and national security, and the legal framework ...
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  • SCuLE Researchers lead discussions with UK voice-over industry and experts

    Dr Mathilde Pavis and Dr Huda Tulti have been investigating if internet platforms designed to bring competition to the UK voice-over industry could cause low pay rates. Declining levels of pay has been a problem for years in the voice-over industries, according to industry stakeholders. The research carried out by specialists at Exeter Law School ...
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  • Dimitrios Kagiaros contributes chapter on Consensus in the ECHR

    Dr Dimitrios Kagiaros contributed a chapter to an edited volume edited by P. Kapotas and V. Tzevelekos with the title Building Consensus on European Consensus: Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights in Europe and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The chapter examines the use of European consensus as a tool to interpret the ECHR. Consensus has generated ...
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  • SCuLE Researchers Published a Response to the 2018 Sarr-Savoy Report

    SCuLE researchers Dr Mathilde Pavis and Dr Andrea Wallace published a Statement on Intellectual Property Rights and Open Access relevant to the digitization and restitution of African Cultural Heritage and associated materials in response to the 2018 Sarr-Savoy Report. The Sarr-Savoy Report was commissioned by the French government and outlines a plan for the restitution of ...
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  • UK Performers could face falling wages in the gig economy

    The gig economy could drive down wages and de-professionalise the UK voice-over industry as jobs are increasingly advertised online, experts have warned. Academics are investigating if new internet platforms designed to bring competition to the UK voice-over industry could cause low pay rates. Voiceover work for radio programs, documentaries, audio-books and adverts is starting to be advertised ...
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Events

    • Patents and Emerging Technologies Workshop

      On 19 & 20 November 2019, the Patents and Emerging Technologies Workshop was held at the Wellcome Collection in London. The workshop was convened by SCuLE’s Dr Naomi Hawkins, as the final workshop of her ESRC Future Research Leaders project, “The Impact of Patents on Translational Research – Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis in Europe and US”. The ...
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    • Naomi Hawkins participates in OECD Workshop

      On 17-18 September 2019, Dr Naomi Hawkins attended “Collaborative platforms for personalized health: realizing the potential of genomics and biobanks” in Stockholm, Sweden. This OECD Workshop, organised in collaboration with Vinnova (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems), explored the institutional arrangements and business models underlying collaborative platforms in genomics and biobanks for personalized health. The participants ...
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    • Exeter Law School hosts inaugural Patent Scholars Network

      In the UK and the Republic of Ireland, there is a relatively small community of patent law scholars and at many institutions there is typically only a single patent law scholar. Although patent law scholars are keen members of the broader community of intellectual property law scholars, there are elements of patent law scholarship, often ...
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    • Exeter Law School Hosts International Conference in IP Law

      On the 16th and 17th of April, Exeter Law School hosted its second international conference in intellectual property (IP) law. The event was co-hosted by the New IP Lawyers network and sponsored by Stephens Scown LLP, together with the Society of Legal Scholars and the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association. The event gathered ...
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    • Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicle Symposium

      On 1 June 2018, Exeter Law School hosted the “Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles” at Reed Hall. The event brought together academics, business and policymakers to discuss some of the legal challenges that will occur due to the introduction of autonomous vehicles. The discussions focused on questions of insurance and liability and the topic of ...
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