Who I Am
Welcome to my website! I am professor of international governance at Leeds University’s law school. In the past few years I have picked up a few other positions, mostly honorary ones. These include Research Affiliate of the Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program at
Toronto. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the Center for Studies of Intellectual Property Rights at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law,
China. I am a member of the IPBio Network based here at
Leeds. Some years back I got a D.Phil. from
University. Despite my law school affiliation it was actually in geography though one of my supervisors was an eminent intellectual property scholar, Professor David Vaver, the other being Tom Downing.
Previously I was Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary,
London, and Academic Director of the UNCTAD-ICTSD Capacity-building Project on Intellectual Property Rights and Development, based in
Geneva. For quite a few years, in fact during much of the 1990s, I worked closely with Darrell Posey. Darrell was a truly extraordinary person who did much to turn the protection of traditional knowledge into the mainstream issue it has become today.
For many of you, that may well be quite enough information about me. Otherwise, here is a bit more detail.
Graham Dutfield, 2009