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, University of London. His research focuses on the relationship between intellectual property law and technology.

Plamen completed his PhD at The City Law School under the supervision of Dr Luke McDonagh and Dr Enrico Bonadio. His doctoral degree examined the IP implications of 3D printing and was funded by a full City GTA. He obtained his LLM from Leiden University.

In 2018, Plamen received a Modern Law Review Scholarship award which allowed him to undertake fieldwork in NYC and interview representatives of some of the world’s leading 3D printing companies.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (2020)
  • LLM (2015)
  • LLB (2014)
  • Erasmus Programme (2013)
  • Associate Fellow of HEA (2017)

Teaching and Supervision

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

Research interests

Plamen’s research in IP law involves drawing on theory and empirical methods to address the legal issues raised by new technology. He has published in leading specialist journals including EIPR and is currently working on publishing his doctoral monograph on 3D printing and IP law. His latest projects include conducting research on various legal aspects of AI.

Further profile content

Media engagements

China Enters the Realm of Anti-Suit Injunctions in Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Cases
Blog post for Spicy IP (21 October 2020) with Enrico Bonadio and Luke McDonagh

Grants and awards

Modern Law Review Scholarship Award 2018 - 2019
Awarded £1,200 to carry out fieldwork in New York City as part of an empirical research project on 3D printing and IP law

City Law School Graduate Teaching Assistantship 2016 - 2019
Awarded £50,000 and a tuition fee waiver for the completion of a PhD at The City Law School

ESCR Doctoral Mobility Grant 2019 - 2020 ('‘UK-EU-Japan Trade Relations: Modelling Trade, Regulation and IP’)
Awarded a mobility grant to carry out research and collaborate with academics at Keio Law School Tokyo on various aspects of UK-EU-Japan IP regulation. £37,702 awarded for the entire project

City Law School Annual PhD Forum Prize 2017 - 2018
Awarded £250 for best PhD presentation at The City Law School’s Annual PhD Forum

Public engagement

Plamen has presented his research at leading institutions including Bocconi University Milan, Cardiff University and the Centre for IP and Policy Management. In October 2019, he was invited to the European Commission’s final report on the IP implications of industrial 3D printing. In 2019-2020, he participated in an ESRC-funded project involving interdisciplinary research and collaboration with scholars at Keio Law School Tokyo, focusing on various aspects of UK-EU-Japan trade and IP regulation. He is currently working on a GCRF-funded project involving IP policy and academic spin-offs in Latin America. In leading on the IP module at Goldsmiths, Plamen applies his specialist research in the field and embeds professional activities and collaborations with relevant organisations and commercial firms.