National Teaching Fellow 2001
Ruth Soetendorp: Professor Emerita and Associate Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management at Bournemouth University. Ruth is a visiting Professor at Middlesex University Business School; member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Education Committee, Intellectual Property Institute, and founding convenor of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network’s education sub-group, and founding chair of the Legal Education subject group of the Society of Legal Scholars. International IP Education clients include World Intellectual Property Organisation, Indian educational institutes in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, EU funded projects in Beijing, Shanghai, and Bulgaria; and European Patent Office projects: RIPP and the Roving workshops programme.
Professor Soetendorp maintains a good working relationship with UK Intellectual Property Office on IP Education and Research issues.. She is a UK Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow (2001). Recent writing and current research focuses on IPR pedagogy, including the development of resources, for the inclusion of intellectual property in the non-law curriculum, and measuring the extent of IP education in UK science and technology faculties. She has been the EU correspondent of IPForum, the journal of the IP Society of Australia and New Zealand 1998-2010. Her consultancy activities focus on customised training for management of IPR in times of change. Presentations at international IPR education conferences include most recently KIPASPA, IIT Roorkee, India , the EIPTN in London and Alcala, and EPO, EUWIIN, and University of Alicante. Since retiring from her full time post at Bournemouth, Ruth continues to support the work of CIPPM at Bournemouth, has worked to develop learning resources with the Museum of Brands and the University of the Arts London, and is a visiting academic at Leicester University (2009/10) and Aston University (2010/11).
Higher Education Consultant & Professor Emerita (*Now retired*)