Joanna is a PGR student conducting research in the area of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on biotechnological patents and European patent law. Her thesis is supervised by Prof. Paul Torremans and Dr Andrea Tosato. She holds master's degree in Law from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (2016), and a Magister Juris (MJur) degree from the University of Oxford (2017). Joanna gained her professional experience while practicing law in Poland, where she was working as an IP lawyer specialising in the area of patent and trademark law.
Joanna's research interests lie in intellectual property law, EU law, and commercial law.
Joanna's research is focused on the analysis of the predicted impact of the establishment of the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) on patents in the field of biotechnology. In particular, she is studying… read more
Joanna's research is focused on the analysis of the predicted impact of the establishment of the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) on patents in the field of biotechnology. In particular, she is studying potential consequences that are expected to arise in relation to the so-called morality exception in patent law by examining how the newly set up European jurisdiction will approach the legal construction of the provision which imposes a ban on patents for inventions that are found contrary to morality or ordre public.
In the past Joanna was conducting research on legal consequences of the commencement of insolvency proceedings for license agreements in the area of Intellectual Property. She also worked as a research assistant in a project focusing on investor protection in financial markets, with particular emphasis on EU regulations on investment funds.