Dr Jay Sanderson joined the USC Law School in January 2015. He has been a Research Fellow with the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA) since 2006. Previously Dr Sanderson worked as a Lecturer of Law in the Griffith Law School (2011–2014) where he taught intellectual property, tort law and legal research.
Dr Sanderson has an international reputation in the areas of intellectual property law and agri-food. He has published with national and international publishers on food security, health, plant variety rights, genetically engineered animals and legal research.
He is currently a Researcher on the project 'Accelerating Precision Agriculture to Decision Agriculture'. The project is a partnership between all 15 of Australia's Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), led by CRDC, and includes other research partners such as Data to Decisions CRC, CSIRO, the University of New England and Griffith University. The collaborative project will design a solution for the use of big data in agriculture increasing the profitability of producers, providing clarity about data ownership and access rights, and improving farming strategies. This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit programme. For more information visit http://www.farminstitute.org.au/P2Dproject.
As a Research Fellow with ACIPA, Dr Sanderson has been a chief investigator on a number of research projects including an ARC Discovery project (2012-2014) which examined Australia's Food and Fibre Futures: Intellectual Property and Access to Plant Genetic Resources, and an ACIAR project (2012-2013) titled 'Using Intellectual Property to Enhance Agricultural Research for Developing Countries'.
- Plants, People and Practices: The Nature and History of the UPOV Convention (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
- ‘Health Conscious and Confused: Why ‘Healthy’ Trade Marks Matter’ (2016) 39(2) University of New South Wales Law Journal, 658.
- ‘Who Killed the EnviroPig? Assemblages, Genetically Engineered Animals and Patents’ (2015) 24(2) Griffith Law Review, 1-22.
- The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World (Ashgate, 2013) (co-edited with Charles Lawson).
- 'Why UPOV is Relevant, Transparent and Looking to the Future: A Conversation with Mr. Peter Button' (2013) 8(8) Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 615-623.
- ‘Reconsidering Plant Variety Rights in the EU after Monsanto v Cefetra BV' (2012) 34(6) European Intellectual Property Review, 387.
- 'Towards a (Limited) Cascading Right: What is the Appropriate Scope of Protection for Plant Breeding?' (2011) 34(3) University of New South Wales Law Journal, 1104-1121.
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