Professor Brad Sherman

UQ Laureate Fellow

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
b.sherman@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53319

Overview

Brad Sherman is a Professor of Law at The University of Queensland. Professor Sherman's previous academic positions include posts at Griffith University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Cambridge. His research expertise encompasses many aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on its historical, doctrinal and conceptual development. In 2015 Professor Sherman was awarded a highly prestigious Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship. His laureate project Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food Security looks at the role of intellectual property in relation to food security. The research will help to maximise the benefits while minimising the costs of using IP protection to improve agricultural productivity and food security in Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Research Interests

  • Intellectual Property
  • Food Security

Publications

  • Brad Sherman (2015). Before the high court: D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc: patenting genes in Australia. The Sydney Law Review, 37 (1), 135-146.

  • Sherman, Brad and Bently, Lionel (2015). Limiting Patents. Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward. (pp. 313-331) edited by Reto M. Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu. Berlin: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-54704-1_16

  • Bently, Lionel and Sherman, Brad (2014). Intellectual property law. 4th ed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad and Pottage, Alain (2013). On the Prehistory of Intellectual Property. Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property Law. (pp. 11-28) edited by Helena R Howe and Jonathan Griffiths. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2013). Reconceptualising Intellectual Property to Promote Food Security. The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World. (pp. 23-38) edited by Jay Sanderson and Charles Lawson. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Brad Sherman (2015). Before the high court: D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc: patenting genes in Australia. The Sydney Law Review, 37 (1), 135-146.

  • Sherman, Brad and Bently, Lionel (2015). Limiting Patents. Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward. (pp. 313-331) edited by Reto M. Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu. Berlin: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-54704-1_16

  • Bently, Lionel and Sherman, Brad (2014). Intellectual property law. 4th ed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad and Pottage, Alain (2013). On the Prehistory of Intellectual Property. Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property Law. (pp. 11-28) edited by Helena R Howe and Jonathan Griffiths. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2013). Reconceptualising Intellectual Property to Promote Food Security. The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World. (pp. 23-38) edited by Jay Sanderson and Charles Lawson. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Book

Book Chapter

  • Bellido , Jose and Sherman, Brad (2023). Artificial flowers: plastic nature, synthetic biology. Intellectual property and the design of nature. (pp. 159-189) edited by Jose Bellido and Brad Sherman. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Bellido, Jose and Sherman, Brad (2023). The place of nature in intellectual property. Intellectual property and the design of nature. (pp. 1-22) edited by Jose Bellido and Brad Sherman. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2023). AI machines as inventors: the role of human agency in patent law. Improving intellectual property: a global project. (pp. 214-223) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Fish, Allison and Sherman, Brad (2022). Using ‘Technology to Fill the Gaps in the Law': The Use of Machine Learning to Monitor Bioprospecting and Biopiracy in India. The Philosophy and Law of Information Regulation in India. (pp. 1-11) edited by Divij Joshi and Sudhir Krishnaswamy. Bangalore, India: Centre for Law and Policy Research. doi: 10.54999/2c0l1p0r

  • Sherman, Brad and Sherman, Brad (2022). Which Nagoya protocol?: User-driven solutions to the legal uncertainty created by Nagoya. Access and benefit sharing of genetic resources, information and traditional knowledge. (pp. 249-258) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003301998-20

  • Sherman, Brad (2020). Foreword. Intellectual property law and plant protection challenges and developments in Asia. (pp. xvii-xviii) edited by Kamalesh Adhikari and David J. Jefferson. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Sherman, Brad (2019). Climbing rose. A history of intellectual property in 50 objects. (pp. 184-191) edited by Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2017). Intellectual property, biodiversity and food security. Routledge handbook of biodiversity and the law. (pp. 326-336) edited by Charles R. McManis and Burton Ong. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315530857-21

  • Sherman, Brad (2017). Slee and Harris’s Application (1966). Landmarks in intellectual property law. (pp. 231-252) edited by Jose Bellido. Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing. doi: 10.5040/9781509904693.ch-009

  • Sherman, Brad and Wiseman, Leanne (2016). From Terroir to Pangkarra: geographical indications of origin and traditional knowledge. Research handbook on intellectual property and geographical indications. (pp. 484-507) edited by Dev S. Ganjee. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781784719470.00029

  • Sherman, Brad and Bently, Lionel (2015). Limiting Patents. Compulsory Licensing: Practical Experiences and Ways Forward. (pp. 313-331) edited by Reto M. Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu. Berlin: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-54704-1_16

  • Wiseman, Leanne and Sherman, Brad (2014). Facilitating access to information: understanding the role of technology in copyright law. The evolution and equilibrium of copyright in the digital age. (pp. 221-240) edited by Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2013). 'Towards a History of Patent Law'. Intellectual Property in Common Law and Civil Law. (pp. 3-18) edited by Toshiko Takenaka. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

  • Sherman, Brad and Pottage, Alain (2013). On the Prehistory of Intellectual Property. Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property Law. (pp. 11-28) edited by Helena R Howe and Jonathan Griffiths. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, Brad (2013). Reconceptualising Intellectual Property to Promote Food Security. The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World. (pp. 23-38) edited by Jay Sanderson and Charles Lawson. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

  • Sherman, Brad (2012). Copyright: when old technologies were new. Copyright and the Challenge of the New. (pp. 1-9) edited by Brad Sherman and Leanne Wiseman. Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.

  • Sherman, Brad (2012). Public ownership of private spectacles. Copyright and the Challenge of the New. (pp. 221-249) edited by Brad Sherman and Leanne Wiseman. Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.

  • Pottage, Alain and Sherman, Bradley G. (2011). Kinds, clones, and manufactures. Making and unmaking intellectual property: creative production in legal and cultural perspective. (pp. 269-283) edited by Mario Biagioli, Peter Jaszi and Martha Woodmansee. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

  • Sherman, Bradley G. (2009). Kinds, clones and manufactures. Con/Texts of Invention. (pp. x-x) edited by Woodmansee, Biagioli and Jaszi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

  • Bently, Lionel, Sherman, Brad and Hubicki, Stephen (2009). Patent Issues in Biotechnology. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. (pp. 1-5) Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005189.pub2

  • Brad Sherman (2009). Plant Intellectual Property. Dictionary of Intellectual Property Terms. (pp. 1-1) United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Hubicki, Stephen and Sherman, Brad (2009). We have never been modern: The High Court's decision in National Research Development Corporation v Commissioner of Patents. Landmarks in Australian Intellectual Property Law. (pp. 73-96) edited by Andrew T. Kenyon, Megan Richardson and Sam Ricketson. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

  • Sherman, B G and Wiseman, (2006). Towards an Indigenous Public Domain?. The Future of the Public Domain. (pp. 259-279) edited by Lucie Guibault and P. Bernt Hugenholtz. The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.

  • Hubicki, S. and Sherman, B. G. (2005). Terminator Genes as Technical Protection Measures for Patents?. New Frontiers of Intellectual Property Law. (pp. 267-291) edited by Christopher Heath and Anselm Kamperman Sanders. Oregon, USA: Hart Publishing.

  • Sherman, B. (2003). Biological inventions and the problem of passive infringement. Industrial property in the bio-medical age. (pp. 105-115) edited by C. Heath and A. Kamperman Sanders. The Hague, Netherlands: Kluwer.

  • Sherman, B. (2003). Copyright Law in Australia. International Copyright Law and Practice. (pp. xx-xx) edited by Paul Geller. New York: Bender.

  • Sherman, B. (2002). Appropriating the Postmodern. Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture. (pp. xx-xx) edited by Daniel McClean and Karsten Schubert. London: Institute of Contemporary Arts.

  • Sherman, B. and Bently, L. (2002). Patents and the Human Genome. Encyclopedia of the human genome. (pp. xx-xx) edited by Paul Geller. New York: MacMillan.

  • Brad Sherman (2001). Digital Property and the Digital Commons. Intellectual Property in the Digital Age. (pp. 1-1) edited by C Heath and A Kamperman Sanders. Netherlands: Kluwer.

  • Brad Sherman and L Bently (1998). The Question of Patenting Life. Intellectual Property and Ethics. (pp. 1-1) London: Sweey & Maxwell.

  • Brad Sherman and L Bently (1997). Balance and Harmony in the Duration of Copyright. Textual Monopolles Literary and the Public Domain. (pp. 1-1) London: P Parrinder.

  • Brad Sherman and L Bently (1997). Copyright Aspects of Art Loans. Art Loans. (pp. 1-1) London: Kluwer.

  • Brad Sherman and A Pottage (1997). Creation et Appropriation. Profils de la creation. (pp. 1-1) Brussels: Facultes universitaires Saint-Louis.

  • Brad Sherman (1997). Remembering and Forgetting - the birth of modern copyright law. Comparing Legal Cultures. (pp. 1-1) London: Dartmouth.

  • Brad Sherman and L Bently (1997). The Novelty of Patenting Life. Property Rights in the Human Body. (pp. 1-1) London: Kings College.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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