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  • Lisa Cherkassky presented on posthumous conception at the University of Manchester

    Lisa Cherkassky, who is finishing her PhD through publication at Manchester University this year, has presented her work at their annual postgraduate research conference on Tuesday 10 May 2022 in Manchester. The topic is posthumous conception, and she asked whether we should be removing gametes (sperm and eggs) from the deceased, and whether a best ...
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  • Professor Caroline Fournet wrote on visibility of scars of war in the judgements of the ICTY

    Professor Caroline Fournet wrote a short contribution titled “La visibilité des stigmates de la guerre à Mostar, Banja Luka et Sarajevo dans les jugements du Tribunal Pénal pour l’ex-Yougoslavie (The visibility of the scars of war in Mostar, Banja Luka and Sarajevo in the judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia)” as part ...
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  • Dr Mathilde Pavis discussed questions raised by the use of AI on BBC Radio 4

    Dr Mathilde Pavis was invited to be a guest on the BBC Radio 4 show Front Row, to discuss some of the questions raised by the use of AI to enhance, extend, and replace human actors. Mathilde was joined by Paul Fleming, General Secretary of Equity and Dr David Leslie, Director of Ethics and Responsible ...
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  • Karen Walsh guest edits Special issue by Patent Scholars Network Members of the European Intellectual Property Review

    Dr Karen Walsh, together with Professor Aisling McMahon (Maynooth University) and Professor Naomi Hawkins (University of Sheffield), co-founders of the UK and Ireland Patent Scholars Network, have recently guest edited a Special Issue of the European Intellectual Property Review published in March 2022 hosting peer reviewed contributions from Network Members. The Special Issue on the topic ...
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  • Beyond the Law PGR network and interdisciplinary conference

    The socio-legal community is extremely broad, and the relationship between law and society can include connections with sociology, psychology, politics, and art, as well as many others. To support this rich, interdisciplinary research, SCuLE’s Maddy Millar and Natalie Olszowy are organising a one-day hybrid conference, held on 17th June 2022 (University of Exeter, location TBC). You ...
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  • Ana Beduschi wrote an article on Artificial Intelligence in Humanitarian Action

    In a new article published by the International Review of the Red Cross (Cambridge University Press), Dr Ana Beduschi investigates the opportunities and risks of using AI in humanitarian action. Data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are progressively transforming the humanitarian field, but these technologies bring about significant risks for the protection of vulnerable individuals and ...
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  • covid vaccines

    Intellectual property academics urge WTO to waive IP protection for COVID vaccines

    The temporary TRIPS waiver is considered to be a ‘necessary and proportionate legal measure’ that reduces IP barriers to increasing COVID-19 vaccine production, says a statement signed by over one hundred leading academics. Suspending these IP rules will enable an increase in manufacturing capacity, and move towards the equitable supply of vaccines – allowing low ...
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  • Prof Hitoshi Nasu mentioned in the MIT Technology Review

    SCuLE’s Professor Hitoshi Nasu was quoted in an article titled “How to fight a war in space (and get away with it)” published on 26 June 2019 in the MIT Technology Review. The article evaluates a growing possibility of using destruction of foreign satellites as an act of war. It is pointed that, to some level, ...
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  • Prof Hitoshi Nasu contributed an article on Weapons Testing in Just Security

    Professor Hitoshi Nasu and Professor Michael Schmitt (University of Reading) contributed an article titled “A Threat or A Warning: Russia’s Weapons Testing in Space” in Just Security. The article is set against the backdrop of the Space Security Exchange meeting between the US and Russia. The two nations exchanged the views on space threats, policies and ...
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  • Prof Hitoshi Nasu on lethal autonomous maritime systems

    SCuLE’s Professor Hitoshi Nasu and David Letts (Australian National University College of Law) wrote an article titled “The Legal Characterization of Lethal Autonomous Maritime Systems: Warship, Torpedo, or Naval Mine?” published by the Stockton Center for International Law. The article examines legal status of lethal autonomous maritime systems (LAMS). LAMS, unmanned maritime platforms with lethal autonomous ...
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Events

    • International Workshop on IPR Challenges from Emerging Technologies

      This international workshop on 4 March kicked off the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Project “Licensing Systems for 3D Printing in China.” The AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China was established in March 2015. Combining British and Chinese expertise, the AHRC Centre investigates global copyright challenges and opportunities for creative and ...
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    • Dr Inga Thiemann co-organised “Moving beyond Covid?” webinar series

      With events taking place throughout June, Dr Inga Thiemann co-organised a webinar series called “Moving beyond Covid?” together with the Moving Labour Collective. The webinar series was set against the backdrop of  globally sharpening inequalities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was delivered by academics and researchers from around the world with an aim to ...
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    • 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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    • Dr 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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