2019 news

  • An image of thermometer resting on medical pills of various shapes.

    Intellectual property - a patent paradox

    Excessive IP restrictions lock up innovation in the name of protecting it, and can only harm a small economy such as New Zealand, argues Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Susy Frankel.

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    Professor Susy Frankel inducted as Royal Society Fellow

    Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Law Susy Frankel has been inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. She is one of 20 Fellows, including three others from Victoria University, inducted as part of the Society‘s Academy Centenary, which marks 100 years since the first 20 Fellows were inducted in 1919.

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    A new name, a new approach

    The symbolism of renaming the country ‘Aotearoa New Zealand’ could then be enhanced by reflecting the Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership in our constitutional arrangements, writes Dr Carwyn Jones.

  • A profile image of Bruce Thomas at the Law School.

    Imports, exports and human rights

    Victoria University of Wellington student Bruce Thomas’ path to completing his Doctor of Philosophy in Law was more difficult than most, but his research could have a significant impact on how countries share customs intelligence.