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Matt Jordan is a doctoral student in Law at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge. His research uses the sociological concept of liminality to analyse and critique the legal and regulatory architecture governing the human body throughout the life cycle.

Prior to commencing PhD study, Matt completed a BA in Law at Downing College, University of Cambridge, before joining the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences (LML) as a Research Assistant (and later Collaborative Research Projects Co-ordinator). He then obtained an LLM in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh, graduating with distinction. Matt also represents LML on the Steering Committee of Cambridge Reproduction, a strategic research initiative at the University of Cambridge.

Matt has authored and provided editorial assistance for publications across a range of issues in family law, intellectual property law, and medical law. Select topics include international surrogacy arrangements, the formal recognition of adult relationships and legal gender, patent drafting strategy, patent landscaping in life sciences, and intellectual property issues in biobanking.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Law, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (2022-present)
  • LL.M. in Medical Law and Ethics, University of Edinburgh (2020-21)
  • B.A. in Law, Downing College, University of Cambridge (2013-16)

Scholarships and Prizes:

  • Wright-Rogers Studentship, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2022)

Professional and Research Experience:

  • Collaborative Research Projects Co-ordinator, Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2017-present)
  • Research Assistant, Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2016-2017)

Fields of research

Family Law, Medical Law, Intellectual Property Law.

 

Liminality and the Law: interrogating jurisprudence throughout the liminal life cycle

Supervisors

Prof. Claire Fenton-Glynn

Start Date

Oct 2022

Publications

 

Articles

"Repositioning Generic Drugs: Empirical Findings and Policy Implications" (2022) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 1

Co-Author/s:
Johnathon Liddicoat, Kathleen Liddell, Johnathan Darrow, Mateo Aboy, Cristina Crespo Timo Minssen
Citation:
(2022) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 1
DOI:
10.1007/s40319-022-01241-3
Published: Sep 2022

"European patent protection for medical uses of known products and drug repurposing" (2022) 40(4) Nature Biotechnology 465

Co-Author/s:
Mateo Aboy, Kathleen Liddell, Cristina Crespo, Johnathon Liddicoat
Citation:
(2022) 40(4) Nature Biotechnology 465
DOI:
10.1038/s41587-022-01269-3
Published: Apr 2022

"Mapping the European Patent Landscape for Medical Uses of Known Products" (2021) 39(11) Nature Biotechnology 1336

Co-Author/s:
Mateo Aboy, Kathleen Liddell, Johnathon Liddicoat, Cristina Crespo
Citation:
(2021) 39(11) Nature Biotechnology 1336
DOI:
10.1038/s41587-021-01104-1
Published: Nov 2021

"An empirical study of large, human biobanks: intellectual property policies and financial conditions for access" (2021) 8(1) Journal of Law and the Biosciences lsab018

Co-Author/s:
Johnathon Liddicoat, Kathleen Liddell
Citation:
(2021) 8(1) Journal of Law and the Biosciences lsab018
DOI:
10.1093/jlb/lsab018
Published: Jul 2021

"Was the Myriad decision a ‘surgical strike’ on isolated DNA patents, or does it have wider impacts?" (2018) 36(12) Nature Biotechnology 1146

Co-Author/s:
Mateo Aboy, Cristina Crespo. Kathleen Liddell, Johnathon Liddicoat
Citation:
(2018) 36(12) Nature Biotechnology 1146
DOI:
10.1038/nbt.4308
Published: Dec 2018

"Law and Practice of Surrogacy Conference" (2018) 48(9) Family Law 1233

Citation:
(2018) 48(9) Family Law 1233
Published: Sep 2018

"After Myriad, what makes a gene patent ‘markedly different’ from nature?" (2017) 35(9) Nature Biotechnology 820

Co-Author/s:
Mateo Aboy, Johnathon Liddicoat, Kathleen Liddell, Cristina Crespo
Citation:
(2017) 35(9) Nature Biotechnology 820
DOI:
10.1038/nbt.3953
Published: Sep 2017

Book Chapters

"IP Policies for Large Bioresources: the fiction, fantasy and future of openness" (with Kathleen Liddell, Johnathon Liddicoat) in Timo Minssen, Janne Rothmar Herrmann, Jens Schovsbo (ed(s)), Global Genes, Local Concerns – Legal, Ethical and Scientific Challenges in International Biobanking (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019), pp. 242-263

Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages:
242-263
ISBN 13:
978 1 78811 618 3
Published Apr 2019