Michal Shur-Ofry is a faculty member (senior lecturer) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem law faculty, where she teaches several courses and seminars in the area of intellectual property law. She received her LL.B. (magna cum laude) and Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her LL.M. (merit) from University College London, as a Chevening–Sainer scholar. Michal’s research focuses on intellectual property law and innovation theory. She is also interested in the interrelations between law and networks, and her scholarship uses insights from the theory of complex systems to examine, explain and challenge various legal rules and conceptual frameworks. She has authored several articles and one book in these areas. Before joining the Hebrew University law faculty in 2013, Michal was a partner and the head of IP in a prominent law firm in Israel.
Connect the Dots: Interdisciplinarity and Patent Doctrine
Law and innovation are usually framed in technological terms. Discussions focus on the means to incentivize technological development and regulate the use of new technologies. The assumption is that technological change is consubstantial with societal progress. As a result, lawyers and policy makers focus their efforts and critiques on whether or not law effectively supports or […]