Barbara Lauriat

Barbara Lauriat
  • King's College London
  • Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Faculty Fellow (2020-2021)
  • “Global Arbiters of Reasonableness and Selectors of Standards--Technology and Trust”

Barbara Lauriat is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. She is also a Research Fellow of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC) in the University of Oxford Law Faculty and a 20/21 Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for the Internet & Society at Harvard University. As an NDIAS/ND-TEC Tech Ethics Fellow, she will be conducting research on international standard-setting frameworks in high tech industries. She is particularly interested in the ways intellectual property laws function within broader social and business contexts—both historical and contemporary, the impact of political ideologies on IP norms, and the arbitration of IP disputes.

Professor Lauriat is the author of Intellectual Property and Victorian Inquiry: The Royal Commissions on Patent (1864) and Copyright (1878) (forthcoming 2020). She has published in journals such as the Columbia Journal of Law and the ArtsStatute Law ReviewJournal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Journal of World Intellectual Property, and Essays in Criticism. Her article “Free Trade in Books: The 1878 Royal Commission on Copyright” was the winner of Copyright Society of the U.S.A.’s Seton Award in 2015. She serves on the editorial board of Arbitration International. In addition to her academic writing, she has published articles on IP subjects in The Times (London) and limericks in the Certified Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) Journal.

In the past, Lauriat spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia, a Hauser Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law, and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University Wellington. She was an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple 2013-2016 and is now an Associate Academic Fellow of the Inn. She was the winner of the 2013 International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property essay prize. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2004, the New Hampshire Bar in 2005, and was Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2018.