Dr Plamen Dinev

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Law
Email p.dinev (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Plamen Dinev

Dr Plamen Dinev is a Lecturer in Law at Goldsmiths. His research focuses on the intersection between intellectual property law and new technology.

Plamen completed an LLM at Leiden University and a funded PhD in IP Law at the City Law School, where he also taught on a number of Law modules.

He has published on a range of IP issues in journals including Intellectual Property Quarterly and European Intellectual Property Review. In 2018, he received a Modern Law Review scholarship which allowed him to undertake fieldwork in New York as part of an empirical project on IP and technology.

Plamen is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Department of Law.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (2020)
  • LLM (2015)
  • LLB (2014)

Teaching and Supervision

Plamen is particularly interested in supervising research projects in the area of IP and new technologies, including artificial intelligence, 3D printing and digitisation more broadly.


  • Intellectual Property Law (LLB2): Module Leader
  • AI, Disruptive Technologies and the Law (LLB3): Module Leader
  • Art Law (LLB3): Module Leader
  • Criminal Law (LLB1): Seminar Leader
  • EU Law in the UK (LLB2): Seminar Leader

Research interests

Plamen’s research involves drawing on theory and empirical methods to address the IP issues raised by new technology.

He has presented his research at universities including Bocconi, Cardiff, Keio and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management.

In 2019, he was invited to the European Commission’s final report on the IP implications of industrial 3D printing. In 2020, he submitted a co-authored response to the UK IPO's call for views on AI and IP.

Plamen is currently working on publishing his doctoral monograph on IP and and 3D printing.



Bonadio, Enrico; McDonagh, Luke and Dinev, Plamen. 2021. Artificial Intelligence as Inventor: Exploring the Consequences for Patent Law. Intellectual Property Quarterly, 1, pp. 48-66. ISSN 1364-906X

Dinev, Plamen. 2020. Revisiting the copyright status of 3D printing design files. European Intellectual Property Review, 42(2), pp. 94-100. ISSN 0142-0461

Dinev, Plamen. 2017. Regulatory Chill and the TTIP: An Intellectual Property Perspective. European Intellectual Property Review, 39(6), pp. 344-349. ISSN 0142-0461

Book Section

Bonadio, Enrico; Dinev, Plamen and McDonagh, Luke. 2022. Can Artificial Intelligence Infringe Copyright? Some Reflections. In: Ryan Abbott, ed. Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781800881891

Bonadio, Enrico; McDonagh, Luke and Dinev, Plamen. 2022. Copyright in Works Created by Artificial Intelligence: Between Creativity and Investments. In: Patrick Goold and Enrico Bonadio, eds. The Cambridge Handbook of Investment-Driven Intellectual Property. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Further profile content

Grants and awards

Modern Law Review Scholarship
2018 - 2019

ESRC Research Grant, 'UK-EU-Japan Trade Relations: Modelling Trade, Regulation and IP’
2019 - 2020

Full CLS Teaching Fellowship
2016 - 2019