Sam Ricketson is an Emeritus Professor in the Law School who has written widely and taught in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law. Prior to his retirement in April 2019, he was a professor in the Law School, teaching mainly in the Masters programme. He also practised part-time at the Victorian Bar until mid-2015, principally in IP.
Sam Ricketson holds degrees from the Universities of Melbourne and London, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia and of the Australian Academy of Law. Prior to his appointment to the University of Melbourne in November 2000, Sam was the Sir Keith Aickin Professor of Commercial (formerly Corporate) Law at Monash University. Before this, he had held positions at the University of Melbourne (1977 to 1991) and in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London (1984-1986).
Sam’s principal publications include: International Copyright and Neighbouring Rights: The Berne Convention and Beyond, Oxford University Press, 2nd ed 2005 (co-author Jane Ginsburg); The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, Oxford University Press, 2015; The Law of Intellectual Property: Copyright, Designs & Confidential Information, Thomson Lawbook Co 1999- (with Chris Creswell); and Intellectual Property: Cases, Materials and Commentary, LexisNexis, 6th ed 2020 (co-authors Megan Richardson, Mark Davison and Vicki Huang). He is also the author of many book chapters, journal articles and commissioned reports, mainly dealing with IP topics, and has edited a number of books of essays, the most recent of which is a Research Handbook on the World Intellectual Property Organization: The First 50 Years and Beyond, Edward Elgar, 2020.