Andrew Christie

Professor Andrew Christie

Chair of Intellectual Property
Co-Director of Studies, Intellectual Property Law
Teaching Breadth: Owning Ideas (2015)

BSc, LLB (Hons) (Melb), LLM (London), PhD (Cambridge)

Lawyer, Australia

Lawyer, England and Wales

Registered Trade Marks Attorney, Australia

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)

Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

Phone: +61 3 834 46201

Email: Andrew Christie

Room: 0929

Overview    Publications    Research Activities

Andrew Christie is the foundation Professor of Intellectual Property. Admitted to legal practice in both Australia and the UK, he worked for many years in the IP departments of law firms in Melbourne and London.

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Andrew Christie was appointed as the first Davies Collison Cave Professor of Intellectual Property in 2002. From March 2002 to June 2008 he was the founding Director of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA), a national centre for multi-disciplinary research on the law, economics and management of intellectual property. IPRIA is based at the University of Melbourne, and is a joint enterprise of the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, and the Melbourne Business School.

Professor Christie is admitted to legal practice in Australia and the United Kingdom, and worked for many years in the intellectual property departments of law firms in Melbourne and London. He has particular expertise in the application of copyright, patent and trade mark law to the digital environment, and in patent protection for biotechnological innovations. He is a former member of the Copyright Law Review Committee appointed by the federal Attorney-General, and is a current member of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property appointed by the federal Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources.

In July 2005 Professor Christie was identified by the leading international magazine Managing IP as one of the world's 50 most influential people in intellectual property.

Areas of Expertise:

The Melbourne Law Masters:
  • Fundamentals of Patent Drafting (2016)
  • Patent Law (2016)
  • Fundamentals of Patent Drafting (2015)
  • Patent Law (2015)

  • Other Faculty and University Responsibilities

    Co-Director of Studies, Graduate Program in Intellectual Property, Melbourne Law School.

    Member, MLM Committee, Melbourne Law School.

    Member, JD Committee, Melbourne Law School.

    Memberships and Affiliations

    Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Law, Information and Science.

    Member, Editorial and Advisory Board, International Journal of Information Policy and Law.

    Member, Executive Committee, International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property.



    Member, Panel of Neutrals, World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva (adjudicating domain name disputes under theUDRP).