Charles Lawson is a Professor in the Griffith Law School, Griffith University. He studied science and law at The Australian National University and holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in biochemistry and genetics and a Bachelor of Laws. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the ANU's Research School of Biological Sciences in molecular biology and biochemistry and a Master of Laws from Queensland University of Technology for research into gene patenting and competition. Before joining the university sector he worked as a lawyer in both the private and public sectors, including at the Australian Government Solicitor and the Commonwealth Department of Finance and Deregulation. His research focus is on patents and public administration law.
Selected Recent Publications
- Intellectual Property and Genetically Modified Organisms: A Convergence in Laws (Ashgate Publishing, 2015) (with Berris Charnley).
- The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights: A Commentary (Edward Elgar, 2014) (with Justin Malbon and Mark Davison).
- ‘Plant Breeder’s Rights and Essentially Derived Varieties: Still Searching for Workable Solutions’ (2014) 32(8) European Intellectual Property Review, 499-517.
- The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World (Ashgate Publishing, 2013) (with Jay Sanderson).
- Regulating Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit-sharing in International Law (Edward Elgar, 2012).
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