Associate professor, Swinburne University of Technology

David is an Associate Professor within the Swinburne Law School at the Swinburne University of Technology. His 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 a member of Law Council of Australia and for several years was the Editor of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal. He has taught patent law at Oxford University has been involved over several decades in Australian copyright law reform activities.


  • 2016–present
    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