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David's primary fields of research are patent and copyright law, with a particular focus on their interface with other legal regimes such as contract, property, restitution, international and trade law. David is an Editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal, has taught patent law at Oxford University and been involved over several decades in Australian copyright law reform activities.


  • 2018–present
    Visiting Academic, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2016–2017
    Academic, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013–2016
    Academic, Federation University Australia
  • 1999–2012
    Academic, University of Melbourne


  • 2005 
    University of Melbourne, GCertUniTeach
  • 2003 
    University of Melbourne, Ph D
  • 1992 
    University of Melbourne, B Com
  • 1992 
    University of Melbourne, LLB(Hons)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Council of Australia