Natalie Stoianoff is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she is the Director, Master of Intellectual Property Program, and Chair of the Intellectual Property, Media and Communications Research Network. Her interdisciplinary research is concerned with the legal, ethical and commercial aspects of biotechnology, biodiversity and traditional knowledge. In particular, Natalie's research interests range from the patenting and exploitation of new technologies to climate change and environmental taxation.
As a joint recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Natalie has been investigating intellectual Property enforcement and awareness building in the People's Republic of China and has published numerous articles and papers on this topic. Natalie, in addition to being co-author Intellectual Property Law: Text and Essential Cases is author of numerous Patent Law Bulletins, Lahore's Patents, Trade Marks & Related Rights Reporter, and is editor of Accessing Biological Resources, Complying with the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Natalie is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a member of ATRIP, the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, was a Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics, and has been a member of the New South Wales Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, and the Patents and Licensing Working Party of the Australian Biotechnology Association. In addition, Natalie has contributed to economic policy development in Australia as a member of the Taxation Policy Committee and the Economic Affairs Standing Committee of the New South Wales State Chamber of Commerce and as Vice President of the New South Wales Board of the Australia China Business Council, chairing the Education Sub-Committee.