Professor Brad Sherman

ARC Australian Laureate Fellow

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Affiliated Professor

Centre for Plant Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
b.sherman@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53319

Overview

Brad Sherman is a Professor of Law at The University of Queensland. Professor Sherman's previous academic positions include posts at Griffith University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Cambridge. His research expertise encompasses many aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on its historical, doctrinal and conceptual development. In 2015 Professor Sherman was awarded a highly prestigious Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship. His laureate project Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food Security looks at the role of intellectual property in relation to food security. The research will help to maximise the benefits while minimising the costs of using IP protection to improve agricultural productivity and food security in Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Research Interests

  • Intellectual Property
  • Food Security

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws, University of London
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Economics, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, Griffith University

Publications

  • Brad Sherman (2015) Before the high court: D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc: patenting genes in Australia. The Sydney Law Review, 37 1: 135-146.

  • Sherman, Brad and Bently, Lionel (2015). Limiting Patents. In Reto M. Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu (Ed.), Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward (pp. 313-331) Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54704-1_16

  • Bently, Lionel and Sherman, Brad Intellectual property law 4th ed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014.

  • Sherman, Brad and Pottage, Alain (2013). On the Prehistory of Intellectual Property. In Helena R Howe and Jonathan Griffiths (Ed.), Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property Law (pp. 11-28) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2013). Reconceptualising Intellectual Property to Promote Food Security. In Jay Sanderson and Charles Lawson (Ed.), The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World (pp. 23-38) Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Brad Sherman (2015) Before the high court: D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc: patenting genes in Australia. The Sydney Law Review, 37 1: 135-146.

  • Sherman, Brad and Bently, Lionel (2015). Limiting Patents. In Reto M. Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu (Ed.), Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward (pp. 313-331) Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54704-1_16

  • Bently, Lionel and Sherman, Brad Intellectual property law 4th ed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2014.

  • Sherman, Brad and Pottage, Alain (2013). On the Prehistory of Intellectual Property. In Helena R Howe and Jonathan Griffiths (Ed.), Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property Law (pp. 11-28) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2013). Reconceptualising Intellectual Property to Promote Food Security. In Jay Sanderson and Charles Lawson (Ed.), The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World (pp. 23-38) Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Book

Book Chapter

  • Sherman, Brad (2017). Slee & Harris’s Application (1966). In Jose Bellido (Ed.), Landmarks in intellectual property law (pp. 231-252) London, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.

  • Sherman, Brad and Wiseman, Leanne (2016). From Terroir to Pangkarra: geographical indications of origin and traditional knowledge. In Dev S. Ganji (Ed.), Research handbook on intellectual property and geographical indications (pp. 484-507) London, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9781784719470.00029

  • Wiseman, Leanne and Sherman, Brad (2015). Facilitating access to information: understanding the role of technology in copyright law. In Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais (Ed.), The evolution and equilibrium of copyright in the digital age (pp. 221-240) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad and Bently, Lionel (2015). Limiting Patents. In Reto M. Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu (Ed.), Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward (pp. 313-331) Berlin: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54704-1_16

  • Sherman, Brad (2013). 'Towards a History of Patent Law'. In Toshiko Takenaka (Ed.), Intellectual Property in Common Law and Civil Law (pp. 3-18) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

  • Sherman, Brad and Pottage, Alain (2013). On the Prehistory of Intellectual Property. In Helena R Howe and Jonathan Griffiths (Ed.), Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property Law (pp. 11-28) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2013). Reconceptualising Intellectual Property to Promote Food Security. In Jay Sanderson and Charles Lawson (Ed.), The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World (pp. 23-38) Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

  • Sherman, Brad (2012). Copyright: when old technologies were new. In Brad Sherman and Leanne Wiseman (Ed.), Copyright and the Challenge of the New (pp. 1-9) Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.

  • Sherman, Brad (2012). Public ownership of private spectacles. In Brad Sherman and Leanne Wiseman (Ed.), Copyright and the Challenge of the New (pp. 221-249) Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.

  • Pottage, Alain and Sherman, Bradley G. (2011). Kinds, clones, and manufactures. In Mario Biagioli, Peter Jaszi and Martha Woodmansee (Ed.), Making and unmaking intellectual property: creative production in legal and cultural perspective (pp. 269-283) Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

  • Sherman, Bradley G. (2009). Kinds, clones and manufactures. In Woodmansee, Biagioli and Jaszi (Ed.), Con/Texts of Invention (pp. x-x) Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

  • Bently, Lionel, Sherman, Brad and Hubicki, Stephen (2009). Patent Issues in Biotechnology. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (pp. 1-5) Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0005189.pub2

  • Brad Sherman (2009). Plant Intellectual Property. In Dictionary of Intellectual Property Terms 1st ed. (pp. 1-1) United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Hubicki, Stephen and Sherman, Brad (2009). We have never been modern: The High Court's decision in National Research Development Corporation v Commissioner of Patents. In Andrew T. Kenyon, Megan Richardson and Sam Ricketson (Ed.), Landmarks in Australian Intellectual Property Law (pp. 73-96) Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, B G and Wiseman, (2006). Towards an Indigenous Public Domain?. In Lucie Guibault and P. Bernt Hugenholtz (Ed.), The Future of the Public Domain 1st ed. (pp. 259-279) The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.

  • Hubicki, S. and Sherman, B. G. (2005). Terminator Genes as Technical Protection Measures for Patents?. In Christopher Heath and Anselm Kamperman Sanders (Ed.), New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Law (pp. 267-291) Oregon, USA: Hart Publishing.

  • Sherman, B. (2003). Biological inventions and the problem of passive infringement. In C. Heath and A. Kamperman Sanders (Ed.), Industrial property in the bio-medical age (pp. 105-115) The Hague, Netherlands: Kluwer.

  • Sherman, B. (2003). Copyright Law in Australia. In Paul Geller (Ed.), International Copyright Law and Practice (pp. xx-xx) New York: Bender.

  • Sherman, B. (2002). Appropriating the Postmodern. In Daniel McClean and Karsten Schubert (Ed.), Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture (pp. xx-xx) London: Institute of Contemporary Arts.

  • Sherman, B. and Bently, L. (2002). Patents and the Human Genome. In Paul Geller (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the human genome (pp. xx-xx) New York: MacMillan.

  • Brad Sherman (2001). Digital Property and the Digital Commons. In C Heath and A Kamperman Sanders (Ed.), Intellectual Property in the Digital Age 1st ed. (pp. 1-1) Netherlands: Kluwer.

  • Brad Sherman and L Bently (1998). The Question of Patenting Life. In Intellectual Property and Ethics 1st ed. (pp. 1-1) London: Sweey & Maxwell.

  • Brad Sherman and L Bently (1997). Balance and Harmony in the Duration of Copyright. In Textual Monopolles Literary and the Public Domain 1st ed. (pp. 1-1) London: P Parrinder.

  • Brad Sherman and L Bently (1997). Copyright Aspects of Art Loans. In Art Loans 1st ed. (pp. 1-1) London: Kluwer.

  • Brad Sherman and A Pottage (1997). Creation et Appropriation. In Profils de la creation 1st ed. (pp. 1-1) Brussels: Facultes universitaires Saint-Louis.

  • Brad Sherman (1997). Remembering and Forgetting - the birth of modern copyright law. In Comparing Legal Cultures 1st ed. (pp. 1-1) London: Dartmouth.

  • Brad Sherman and L Bently (1997). The Novelty of Patenting Life. In Property Rights in the Human Body 1st ed. (pp. 1-1) London: Kings College.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision