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Dr Amandine Léonard

Dr Amandine Léonard

Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law

Director of Academic Guidance Postgraduate; Senior Tutor (PG)

PhD in Intellectual Property Law (CiTiP – KU Leuven)
LLM in European Competition and IP Law (LCII – University of Liège)
Master of Laws (University of Liège)

Office hours:

Wednesday 11:00-13:00

Tel: 0131 651 4918


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I joined the University of Edinburgh as an early career fellow in IP law in August 2020. My research and teaching interests lie primarily in the area of patent law and, in particular, patent enforcement.

I also conduct research on the rationales and objectives of IP law, the approach adopted by the United States and European countries regarding limitations and exceptions in IP law, the interface between competition law and IP law, as well as issues of liability for patent infringement in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, I was an Emile Noël postdoctoral fellow at the Jean Monnet Center of NYU School of Law. In May 2019, I obtained my PhD from the KU Leuven on “Abuse of rights in European Patent Law: Reconsidering the principle of the prohibition of abuse of rights as an internal correction mechanism against over-enforcement practices by right holders”. In 2018, during my PhD, I was a visiting researcher at Stanford Law School.

I am also an affiliated researcher at the Center for IT&IP Law (CiTiP) of the KU Leuven, a guest lecturer in the LLM in IP and Information Technology Law of the University of Gottingen, and an IP correspondent for GRUR International.

Twitter: @LeonardAmandine