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Dr Kelli Larson

Lecturer, Law


Dr Kelli Larson is a Lecturer at Swinburne Law School. Her research addresses the intersections of law, business, and technology through an interdisciplinary perspective. She is currently conducting research and teaching in the area of intellectual property law, particularly patent law and patent litigation. She holds a Doctor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree, both majoring in Commercial law, a LL.B (Hons) degree, and a Bachelor of Business & Entrepreneurship degree. Her doctoral dissertation titled “The Exploitation and Enforcement of Patents by Non-Practicing Entities: Practices, Developments, and Future Challenges” analysed patent laws, patent litigation, and patent enforcement in the context of the Non-practicing Entity (NPE) phenomenon in three major patent jurisdictions, namely the USA, Europe, and China. She has presented her work and spoken at numerous national and international conferences. Additionally, she has been a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, in Munich, Germany, a Visiting Researcher at LegalEdhec in France, a Research Fellow at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, USA, and was an Invited Researcher at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo, Japan. Her current research interests are in the area of patent law and policy, NPE/FRAND patents, patent litigation, innovation policy, procedural law, and the Sociology of law.

Units taught:
Contract Law LAW10011
Commercial Law LAW10013
Copyright Law LAW20043
Patents & Designs Law LAW30011
Civil Procedure & ADR LAW30029
Corporations and Contract Law LAW60003 (post-grad unit, co-taught with Dr Wan)
Advanced Topics in Biotechnology II BIO80004 (post-grad unit, co-taught with Dr Cromer)

Research interests

Law; Intellectual Property Law; Technology law; Entrepreneurship and Innovation

PhD candidate and honours supervision


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Intellectual Property Law - 480603
  • Law And Society And Socio-legal Research - 480405
  • Civil Procedure - 480502


Also published as: Larson, Kelli; Larson, K.; Larson, Kelli L.; Larson, Kelli Lee
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