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pm753@cam.ac.uk

College Contact Details

Room: Room 7

Tel: 01223 332179

College Teaching Officer (Lucy Cavendish College)

Interests

Poorna’s research sits at the interaction of private law with intellectual property law. Her particular interests include property law, property theory, intellectual property law and generally the law relating to intangibles.

 

CV / Biography

Poorna was a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, a JRF at the Queen’s College, Oxford, and an academic member at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. As a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford, she worked on the conceptual and doctrinal analogies that can be drawn from tangible property law, such as land law and personal property law, into copyright law to examine the extent to which this can assist copyright balance. During her early career fellowship, was been affiliated with Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia at Melbourne Law School, and E W Barker Centre for Law and Business at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, where she conducted research and delivered seminars as a Visiting Scholar.

Her doctoral thesis was on implied licences in copyright law, where she analysed and applied principles of contract law to copyright law to develop a robust and predictive methodology for implying copyright licences. Her first monograph entitled Implied Licences in Copyright Law has been published by the Oxford University Press. Whilst a doctoral student at Oxford, Poorna co-convened the Intellectual Property Discussion Group and the Research Know-how Group. She also served as a co-editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. At Oxford Poorna has had many years of experience offering tutorials in Land Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, and Equity at various colleges.

Poorna obtained her undergraduate law degree at NLSIU, Bangalore, and an LLM from SOAS, University of London for which she was awarded the Felix Scholarship. Before embarking on her doctorate, Poorna practised intellectual property law for several years in Hong Kong and was a litigator in India.

Poorna is passionate about and has actively taken part in the access and outreach initiatives of the Law Faculty at Oxford. She was also a member of the Race, Diversity, and Access working group at the Queen’s College.  

Publications

 

Books

Implied Licences in Copyright Law (Oxford University Press, 2021)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Published Mar 2021

Articles

"When the infringer is the contractual licensee" [2021] 43 European Intellectual Property Review 7-15

Citation:
[2021] 43 European Intellectual Property Review 7-15
Published: Feb 2021

"Form in Conceptualising Copyright as a Property Right" [2020] Journal of the Copyright Society of USA 301-326

Citation:
[2020] Journal of the Copyright Society of USA 301-326
Published: Aug 2020

"Does UK Really Have a ‘Closed’ List of Works Protected by Copyright?" [2019] 41 European Intellectual Property Review 474-479

Citation:
[2019] 41 European Intellectual Property Review 474-479
Published: Mar 2019

"Proprietary Estoppel and Copyright Law" [2018] 29 King’s Law Journal 470-495

Citation:
[2018] 29 King’s Law Journal 470-495
Published: Dec 2018

"Exhaustion, Non-Exhaustion and Implied Licence" [2018] 49 IIC 656-684

Citation:
[2018] 49 IIC 656-684
Published: Jun 2018

"Of Bollywood Songs, Film Producers and Collecting Societies: Locating the Rights of the Composers" [2014] 10 Indian Journal of Law and Technology 60-91

Citation:
[2014] 10 Indian Journal of Law and Technology 60-91
Published: Jun 2014

"A Pirate Too Needs to be Heard: Procedural Compromises in Online Copyright Infringement Cases in the UK" [2014] 3 Laws 553-579

Citation:
[2014] 3 Laws 553-579
Published: May 2014

"Unpacking the Right of Communication to the Public: A Closer Look at International and EU Copyright Law" [2013] Intellectual Property Quarterly 166-185

Citation:
[2013] Intellectual Property Quarterly 166-185
Published: Mar 2013

Book Chapters

"Capturing the Dynamism of Fairness – A Common Law Perspective" in Daniel Gervais (ed(s)), Fairness, Morality and Ordre Public in Intellectual Property (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020), pp. 8-29

Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages:
8-29
Published Jun 2020

Book Reviews

Review of the monograph by Patrick Masiyakurima, Copyright Protection of Unpublished Works in the Common Law World, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019 [2021] Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property 243-247

Published Apr 2021

Review of the edited volume by Enrico Bonadio and Nicola Lucchi, Non-Conventional Copyright, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2018 [2019] Modern Law Review 1192-1197

Published Mar 2019

Case Notes

Protecting the Unprotected Database [2015] 131 Law Quarterly Review 556-562

Published: Jun 2015

Conference Papers

"Beneficial Ownership of Copyright" (SLS Annual Conference, Sept 2020)

Conference:
SLS Annual Conference, Sept 2020
Published: Sep 2020

"Form and Copyright — A Property Debate" (Property Connections, organised by the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Jun 2020)

Conference:
Property Connections, organised by the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, Jun 2020
Published: Jun 2020

"Searching for Certainty in Implying a Copyright Licence" (19th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Chicago, Aug 2019)

Conference:
19th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Chicago, Aug 2019
Published: Aug 2019

"Reflecting the dynamism of ‘fairness’ in copyright law: a users’ rights perspective" (International Association for Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Helsinki, Aug 2018)

Conference:
International Association for Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Helsinki, Aug 2018
Published: Aug 2018

"Reforming the EU copyright law on the right of communication to the public" (World Intellectual Property Organisation Advanced Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Geneva, May 2017)

Conference:
World Intellectual Property Organisation Advanced Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Geneva, May 2017
Published: May 2017

"Implied Licence instead of “New Public”?" (Conference on European Policy on Intellectual Property, Oxford, Sep 2016)

Conference:
Conference on European Policy on Intellectual Property, Oxford, Sep 2016
Published: Sep 2016

"Data as Property?" (Who Owns the Arts and Sciences, New IP Lawyers’ Conference, University of Exeter, Jun 2015)

Conference:
Who Owns the Arts and Sciences, New IP Lawyers’ Conference, University of Exeter, Jun 2015
Published: Jun 2015

"A Battle to Keep the Pirates at Bay: The Context, the Challenges and the Aftermath of the Pirate Bay" (Law, Technology and Public Interest, University of Hong Kong, Apr 2014)

Conference:
Law, Technology and Public Interest, University of Hong Kong, Apr 2014
Published: Apr 2014

"Seamless Sharing in a Seemingly Divided World: A Glimpse of the Challenges Faced by Creative Commons" (Opensym, Hong Kong, Aug 2013)

Conference:
Opensym, Hong Kong, Aug 2013
Published: Aug 2013