Technology and Intellectual Property
GRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS
New and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and social media platforms, have profound implications for society, creating opportunities and risks, while posing considerable legal challenges. They are the product of the information age and together with intellectual property rights are central to globalization and international trade.
The Technology and Intellectual Property Research Cluster brings together leading UTS Law academics working across the areas of technology law and regulation, and intellectual property law, with the aim of producing high quality scholarship that advances our understanding of complex legal and social issues arising from the creative industries and the use of technologies.
Research undertaken by members includes:
- national and international research projects concerning copyright and new technologies
- the protection of Indigenous knowledge
- commercialisation of intellectual property
- regulation of data
- human rights and intellectual property
- history of intellectual property
- regulation of communications platforms
- regulation of artificial intelligence.
There is close collaboration between the Technology and Intellectual Property research cluster and other UTS research groups, and its members include academic leaders from the Centre for Media Transition and Austlii.
Researchers actively participate in legal and policy debates, including contributing to government inquiries into copyright law reform, the regulation of digital platforms, patent law reform, human rights and technology, and privacy law reform.
The Technology and Intellectual Property research cluster has a very active research and public seminar program attracting international experts; and hosts significant national and international seminars, consultations and events.