L. van Dongen

Postdoctoral researcher

Lisa van Dongen is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. She is currently working on projects on digital trade secrets and the implications of certain aspects of AI technology on the protection and enforcement of copyright, patents and trade secrets.

Prior, she performed her doctoral studies and worked as a lecturer at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University. During her doctoral studies, she has also spent time at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Max Planck Institute of Innovation and Competition in Munich as a visiting research student. For her doctoral research (Flexibilities in European Patent Enforcement: When Law, Practice and Aspiration Collide), she was supervised by Professor Giorgio Monti, Professor Leigh Hancher and Associate Professor Martin Husovec. It explores from an interdisciplinary perspective the promise and limitations of how patent enforcement can contribute to policy objectives of different industries and reconcile competing interests. She has obtained her LL.M cum laude in both ‘Law and Technology’ and ‘International and European Law: EU Economic and Competition Law’ at Tilburg University.

Her research interests lie primarily in intellectual property (adjacent) law, particularly judicial remedies in the enforcement of patents in Europe, trade secrets, innovation, IP in healthcare and ICT, and sufficiency of disclosure. She received the EPIP Young Scholar Award at the EPIP 2022 conference in Cambridge for her paper "Proportionality and Flexibilities in Final Injunctive Relief".