Phillip Chapman - PhD Student
Phil is a PhD candidate researching Intellectual Property Law at UEA. Norfolk born and raised Phil undertook training as a Legal Executive and became an associate member of the chartered institute of legal executives. He joined UEA as an undergraduate for a qualifying law degree (LLB) in 2012, moved to a masters (LLM) in 2015 and PhD in 2016. Prior to (and during) his studies Phil ran his own small design, manufacturing and marketing company and considers himself more of an engineer and designer than lawyer. His extensive use of CNC machinery, and CAD/CAM packages afford him the skill and experience needed as a foundation for his research, which he can approach from a perspective where he is familiar with the non-legal technical and engineering aspects. His research looks into the legal intellectual property issues (copyright, design, trademark, patent) relating to the emerging widespread use of low cost 3D Printing and other digital manufacturing technology and equipment.
Phil received Norwich Law School Alumni Book Prize awards 2012 and 2013 and a full-fee scholarship for the duration of his LLM. He was awarded a full Law School Studentship for his PhD research, along with a Research Training Support Grant.
Provisional Thesis Title: 3D printing, from there to here to where?
Supervisors: Prof Morten Hviid & Dr Sabine Jacques