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Professor of Law, Griffith University, Associate Director Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA), Griffith University

Leanne Wiseman is Professor in Law at Griffith University and Associate Director of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA). Prior to joining Griffith University, Leanne was employed at QUT and worked in private practice and Government as a solicitor. Leanne's primary research interests lie in the field of intellectual property law, in particular the role that IP plays in regulating access to information. She has served as an executive member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ) for a number of years and currently remains a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Leanne is currently looking at the need for better legal regulation of data and how to better balance the push of open access with privacy concerns more generally. Her current research is focussed on the legal, social and ethical challenges arising from the adoption and uptake of digital technologies in agriculture: in particular, examining how IP can facilitate better access to goods and services 'locked up' by digital technologies. As part of this research, Leanne is investigating how the Right to Repair movement could play a role in rebalancing IP's control of new digital goods and services.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Griffith Law School, Griffith University


  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, PhD
  • 1991 
    University of London, LLM
  • 1985 
    Queensland University of Technology, LLB (Hons)