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Dr Benjamin McEniery
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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Laws (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (University of Queensland), Bachelor of Arts (Computer Science) (University of Queensland)


bilski, innovation, intellectual property, intellectual property law, law, patent, patent law, physicality, property, property law

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr Ben McEniery is a Senior Lecturer in the law school at The Queensland University of Technology who has expertise in the intellectual property fields of patents, copyright, trade marks, plant breeder’s rights and misuse of confidential information.

He primarily teaches intellectual property law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and also teaches private international law.

In 2009 and 2010, Ben was the Project Manager of the Peer-to-Patent Australia project, a QUT initiative run in collaboration with IP Australia and New York Law School designed to improve patent examination and the quality of issued patents by facilitating public input into the patent examination process.

Prior to joining the Faculty, Ben practised as a solicitor at the national law firm, Clayton Utz. He also worked as a Senior Research Officer with the Queensland Parliament’s Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee, where he was involved in the drafting of the 2004 Three Year Review of the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

This information has been contributed by Dr Benjamin McEniery.


Units currently taught

  • LWB486 Intellectual Property
  • LWN099 Intellectual Property (Master of Laws)
  • LWN147 Patent Law and Commercialisation (Master of Laws)
  • LWN402 Patents and Biotechnological Inventions (Master of Laws)
  • LWB407 Private International Law

Units previously taught

  • LWB144 Laws and Global Perspectives
  • LWB243 Property Law A
  • LWB244 Property Law B
  • LWB482 Internet Law
This information has been contributed by Dr Benjamin McEniery.


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