Dinusha Mendis

Professor Dinusha Mendis

Professor of Intellectual Property & Innovation Law

Areas of expertise

  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing and intellectual property
  • amusements
  • ancient telescope
  • anthropology
  • assistive technology
  • BAFTA Albert in Education partnership
  • Battle of Jutland
  • biological signs of stress
  • biomedical engineering
  • Bletchley Park
  • blockchain
  • blockchain and intellectual property
  • Booker prize
  • brain injury
  • British Archaeology
  • celestial alignment
  • climate change
  • climate change risk assessment
  • clinical engineering
  • coastal erosion
  • comics
  • cortisol
  • cultural analysis
  • Cybersecurity
  • dementia
  • dementia care
  • dementia therapy
  • Design for Security
  • Diffusion tensor Imaging
  • digital business
  • disabled technology
  • drug analysis
  • e-readers
  • e-reading
  • entrepreneurship
  • fairgrounds
  • female comics
  • feminist theory
  • financial scams
  • First World War
  • flooding
  • forensic analysis
  • fruits and vegetables
  • functional electrical stimulation
  • gaming
  • gender
  • gender studies
  • geophysics
  • girls and comics
  • gothic comics
  • governance of bodies
  • Greek Archaeology
  • health and social care services
  • healthy eating
  • hidden voices
  • historical diving
  • influencers
  • Innovation
  • intergovernmental panel on climate change
  • Kindle
  • learning innovation
  • legal high
  • Lesion analysis
  • magazines in the digital age
  • marine archaeology
  • marine biologist
  • marine climate change
  • marine geophysics
  • marine survey
  • maritime archaeology
  • Maritime history
  • mental health
  • morality and video games
  • multibeam echo sounders
  • nautical archaeology
  • naval conflict
  • naval history
  • naval intelligence
  • never let me go
  • NPS
  • Odstock Medical Ltd
  • older gay people
  • older people sexuality
  • omega-3 oils and depression
  • online bullying
  • organisational image and legitimacy
  • overfishing
  • parody
  • parody and intellectual property
  • participating in care
  • participatory research
  • postnatal depression
  • postnatal depression in men
  • pressure sore prevention
  • protein intake in older adults
  • Pyramids
  • reading on kindle
  • rehabilitation after stroke
  • remains of the day
  • reminiscence therapy
  • resorts
  • robot carers
  • rural communities sexuality
  • Russian Archaeology
  • scamming
  • Scapa Flow
  • scuba diving
  • seaside
  • Second world war
  • shipwrecks
  • social identity
  • social media addiction
  • social media influencers
  • social work
  • sociology
  • solar panels
  • sport consumption
  • sport fandom
  • sports mega-events
  • stop and search
  • stress diagnosis
  • stress hormone
  • student mental health
  • student wellbeing
  • sugar reduction
  • sweet taste
  • tank corrosion
  • tank protection
  • technology and dementia
  • technology in learning
  • technology in teaching
  • trolling
  • U-boat wars WW1 & WW2
  • urban spaces
  • User Experience and Security
  • Vlochos
  • World War 1
  • World War 2

Dinusha’s research focuses on the digital aspects of copyright including copyright policy and the challenges to Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) as a result of emerging technologies. Her recent research has focused on the Intellectual Property (IP) implications of 3D Printing and blockchain technology.

She has led on a number of funded projects including a Commissioned Project for the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) exploring the IP Implications of 3D printing, an AHRC funded project exploring the intellectual property implications of 3D scanning, 3D printing and mass customisation of ancient and modern jewellery and a Commissioned project for the European Commission conducting research into the Intellectual Property Implications of the Development of Industrial 3D Printing. Dinusha  has also been involved in commissioned work for the UKIPO on the implementation of a parody and orphan works exception in the UK.

Dinusha is a founding member of Copyrightuser.org and continues to be actively involved in this project.

Dinusha has conducted broadcast interviews on her subject on the likes of BBC 5Live and The Guardian.