Professor Natalie Stoianoff
Professor Natalie Stoianoff is the Director of the Intellectual Property Program in the Faculty of Law at UTS.
Through her scientific background combined with her legal expertise and two decades as an educator, Natalie has led the development of the Intellectual Property Program at UTS into a cutting edge suite of courses accredited with the Professional Standards Board. Her engagement with the profession and leadership of talented academic staff have resulted in a team approach and advanced teaching methodologies being employed in the delivery of subjects.
The IP programs at UTS are taught by leading academics and practicing Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. Their expertise and up-to-date knowledge of IP is integrated into the content of the subjects in the courses. Some of the teaching staff includes:
Dr George Tian
Dr George Tian joined UTS in January 2008. His research focuses on intellectual property, anti-trust law, international trade, and digital legislation. He is also a current Research Fellow of the Centre for Intellectual Property Studies at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing and a registered Trade Mark Attorney.
Dr Isabella Alexander
Dr Isabella Alexander joined the Law Faculty in 2012. She was previously Director of Studies in Law and Fellow in Law at Robinson College, Cambridge, and a Newton Trust Lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, where she taught Intellectual Property Law at undergraduate and graduate level. Prior to being in Cambridge she practised as a solicitor at Clayton Utz in Sydney.
Dr John McCann
Dr John McCann holds a BSc (Hons 1) in chemistry and a PhD for research in the fields of chemistry, electrochemistry, physics, solar cells, battery technology and lasers. He joined one of Australia’s leading patent and trade mark attorney firms in Sydney, Spruson & Ferguson, in 1982 and was a partner of that firm from 1988 to 2010. John has extensive experience in providing patent validity and enforcement opinions to Australian and international clients and has assisted legal teams in patent litigation before the Australian Courts and has run, or been involved, in numerous patent oppositions primarily in the chemical and biotechnological fields before the Australian Patent Office.
Therese Catanzariti is a barrister at 13 Wentworth Chambers. She has particular expertise in intellectual property , although her practice also includes wills and probate, revenue/tax and general commercial litigation. In addition to her teaching at UTS, she has lectured in intellectual property and entertainment law at a number of other institutions including in the LPAB diploma course. Before being called to the bar, she was a Senior Associate at Mallesons in Sydney, as well as working as senior legal counsel for Nokia and GE Healthcare in Finland and Sweden.