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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
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.
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
- McEniery BJ, (2013) Addressing the impediments copyright imposes on the use of patent specifications and prior art documents to improve patent quality, Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property p643-671
- McEniery BJ, (2012) An empirical study of business method patent applications filed in Australia 2000-2009, Intellectual Property Forum : Journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand p22-34
- McEniery BJ, (2011) Is there a physicality requirement at Common Law? : A survey of the Pre-NRDC cases discussing Manufacture, Adelaide Law Review p109-143
- McEniery BJ, (2011) Physicality in Australian patent law, Deakin Law Review p461-494
- McEniery BJ, (2011) Physicality in the information age : A normative perspective on the patent eligibility of non-physical methods, Journal of Intellectual Property p106-167
- McEniery BJ, (2009) 'Storyline patents': are plots patentable?, Melbourne University Law Review p292-319
- McEniery BJ, (2009) The federal circuit in Bilski: the machine-or-tranformation test, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society p253-271
- McEniery BJ, (2009) The patentability of non-physical inventions: lessons from the United States, Monash University Law Review p376-421
- McEniery BJ, (2007) Patents for Intangible Inventions in Australia After Grant v Commissioner of Patents (Part 1), Computer and Telecommunications Law Review p70-74
- McEniery BJ, (2007) Patents for Intangible Inventions in Australia After Grant v Commissioner of Patents (Part 2), Computer and Telecommunications Law Review p100-106
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