Professor Matthew Rimmer

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Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law

Personal details


Professor, Intellectual Property and Innovation
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law


Intellectual Property: Copyright, Patent Law, Trademark Law, PBR, Designs, Trade Secrets, Digital Copyright, Information Technology Law, Media and Communications Law, Innovation Law, Gene Patents and Biotechnology Regulation, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Access to Essential Medicines and Health Law, Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products, Tobacco Control, and Tobacco Endgame, Intellectual Property, Renewable Energy, Clean Technologies, and Climate Change, Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Intellectual Property, 3D Printing Law and Regulation, Additive Manufacturing, Bioprinting, and the Maker Movement, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and the Law, Sustainable Development and International Trade



Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law (University of New South Wales)

Professional memberships and associations

Current Memberships

Chief Investigator and Member of the QUT Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) (2015- )

Chief Investigator and Member of the QUT Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) (2020- )

Member of the QUT Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Processes (2020- )

Member of the QUT Centre for Justice (2020- ).

Member of the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), (2015-).

Chief Investigator of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame (CREATE) (2020- )

Past memberships

Leader of the QUT Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program (IPIL) 2015-2020

Member of the QUT International Law and Global Governance Research Program (ILGG) 2015-2020

Member of the QUT Centre for the Digital Economy + the QUT Centre for Future Enterprise 2020-2022

Climate Change Institute, ANU 2009-2011

Member, Centre for International and Public Law, ANU College of Law 2001-2015

Associate Director and Research Fellow of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA)

Visiting Positions

2015 Distinguished Visitor, University of Toronto

2006 Visiting Lecturer, Western University, London, Ontario

Selected publications

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Research projects