Alternative Assets: Navigating Intellectual Property Issues of Ownership, Value and Protection

Date: 24 September 2021. Professor Dinusha Mendis will be an invited speaker at the Singapore Technology Law Festival 2021 (TechLawFest). Together with panellists, Dr Stanley Lai (Head of Intellectual Property, Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore), Mr. Benjamin Gaw (Director, Drew and Napier LLC, Singapore) and Mr. Chia Hock Lai (Co_Chairman, Blockchain Association of Singapore), Professor Dinusha Mendis will explore the copyright implications of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and what it means for the future of IP law.

Broken Link: Has the Success of the GDPR been Cut Short by the Blockchain Revolution?

This article considers the impact of blockchain technology on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and questions the compatibility between the GDPR, particularly, Article 17 (Right to be Forgotten). Through an analysis of the development of the GDPR and Article 17, the paper clarifies that the general requirements of GDPR and blockchain technology are generally consistent but falls short when dealing with how data can be rendered ‘forgotten’ on the blockchain, rather than deleted. Highlighting these challenges, the paper presents and evaluates a number of possible solutions for consideration (to be published)

An Analysis of the Intellectual Property Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing

A large scale empirical and legal study on the Intellectual Property Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing, commissioned by the European Commission in 2018 to the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) was published in April 2020. The published report (spanning 257 pages), provides an in-depth exploration of the past and current industrial applications of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and...

3D Printing and Beyond: Intellectual Property and Regulation

The book, which will be presented in two parts, aims to provide an in-depth consideration of the intellectual property implications of 3D printing in Part I, before moving on to a consideration of the legal and intellectual property challenges posed by future and emerging technologies in Part II.

The Intellectual Property Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing

This commissioned project/report for the European Commission explores the IP Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing from a European perspective. The report aims to enhance the European business sector and foster innovation. Through a legal and empirical analysis, involving qualitative data drawn from interviews with 41 industry stakeholders, the findings from the project demonstrates the areas which needed to be addressed – and resolved.

3D Printing – Can it Help Fight a Pandemic?

The panel examine mechanisms for co-ordinating access via international IP agreements, how international investment protection might interfere with national access measures, why it is important to adequately manage the public interest in technology transfer agreements, and how 3D printing can help fight the pandemic.