The Honourable Julie Dodds-Streeton QC ChairThe Honourable Julie Dodds-Streeton QC served as a Judge of the Supreme Court (Trial Division) (2002-2007), the Victorian Court of Appeal (2007-2010) and the Federal Court of Australia (2010-2014). She was a Reserve Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria (2015 2019). Prior to judicial appointment, from 1988-2002, Julie practised as a barrister at the Victorian Bar, principally in the areas of Insolvency, Corporations Law, Commercial Law and Intellectual Property. From 1983 to 1994, Julie taught, at Melbourne Law School, Corporations Law, Property, Equity, Intellectual Property and Insolvency Law. Prior to that, she taught British History in the History Department of University of Melbourne. More recently, she has served as Judge in Residence at Melbourne Law School, Chairman of the Board of the Leo Cussen Institute, a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for the Competitive Evaluation Process of the Commonwealth Future Submarines Programme and prepared, for the ACT Government, a report on implementing the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations on reporting of child sexual abuse. Julie is a member of the Council of Australian Law Deans Australian Law Schools Standards Committee, the President of the Professional Standards Review Board, Melbourne Dioceses, Anglican Church of Australia and a Senior Fellow of Melbourne Law School.
Emeritus Professor Sam Ricketson AM Melbourne Law SchoolSam 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..
Dr Ben Mitra Kahn IP AustraliaBen Mitra-Kahn is the General Manager of Policy and Governance at IP Australia. Ben is responsible for policy, legislation, international affairs and government engagement relating to IP and has also been the Chief Economist at IP Australia since November 2012. Previous to joining IP Australia, Ben was the Senior Economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office. In 2017 Ben was a joint winner of the International Economics Indigo Prize for work on re-imagining GDP. Ben’s academic work has focussed on the history of national accounting, development, innovation and Intellectual property, and he has worked on intangible asset measurement as well as IP policy issues. Ben’s background includes time as an academic, consultant and company director in the UK, US and Australia, with economics degrees from City University London (PhD), and the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (M.Sc) and Royal Holloway (B.Sc. hons).
Professor Paul Jensen Faculty of Business and EconomicsPaul Jensen was appointed as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics on 1 October 2016. Professor Jensen is responsible for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). He leads curriculum, program development, student support, knowledge transfer and collaboration with other faculties. He is responsible for Faculty academic staff matters.
Assoc. Professor Rebecca Giblin Director IPRIA, Melbourne Law SchoolRebecca is an expert on copyright, creators’ rights, technology regulation, the regulation of culture. She works collaboratively with data scientists, cultural economists and legal and social scholars to tackle complex problems that no single researcher or field could address alone.
Arlen Duke Deputy Director IPRIA, Melbourne Law SchoolHe is particularly interested in the competition law and intellectual property interface and has written on competition law analysis of music markets, parallel import restrictions, and anti-competitive conduct designed to “extend” patent protection.
Anna Gibson Global Director of IP, Treasury Wine EstatesAnna Gibson is the Global Director of Intellectual Property at Treasury Wine Estates, headquartered in Melbourne. Previously the wine division of Foster’s Group, Treasury is one of the world’s largest wine companies, with over 4000 trademarks in over 150 countries worldwide. And with some of those brands being famous names like Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Lindemans, 19 Crimes, Squealing Pig and Beringer, it’s no surprise that there is an exciting array of work to do in protecting and enforcing these brands on the global stage.