Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext 5014
Room WY 523
Level 5, AUT Law School Building
120 Mayoral Drive
Auckland Central 1010
Faculty of Business & Law
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Tertiary Educational Qualifications
- LLM (First Class Honours)
- LLB (Hons)
- Bachelor of Economics (Hons)
- Barrister & Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand
- Barrister & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
- Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
- Business Law
- Problems in Patent Law
- Copyright Law and Policy
- Digital Technology
- Patent Law
My main interests are in intellectual property, especially copyright law and digital technology. I have presented at conferences in NZ, Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe. My earlier articles, published by the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law and the European Intellectual Property Review, deal with a controversial and much traversed issue on the idea-expression dichotomy in copyright law and peer-to-peer file sharing. The latter compares the legislative initiatives in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and NZ. More recently, my research has focussed on software licensing and exhaustion of rights in digital goods, and patent law.
Current Research Projects:
- Lim, P. H., & Longdin, L. “Property in Digital Files and Exhaustion of Owners’ Rights of Distribution: Where Next for Copyright Law?” (2017) New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, 23(1), 25-35.
- Lim, P. H., & Longdin, L. “The Smart Phone Wars: Patents and Copyright as Swords and Shields” (2016) European Intellectual Property Review, 38(5), 280-289.
- Li, P., & Lim, P. H. “A precautionary approach to compulsory licensing of medicines: Tempering data exclusivity as an obstacle to access” (2014) Intellectual Property Quarterly, Issue 3, 241-255.
- Longdin, L., Eagles I & Lim, P. H. “Sale versus licence offline and online: can competition law bridge the doctrinal gap?” (2014) International Journal of Law and Information Technology. DOI: 10.1093/ijlit/eau006.
- Lim, P. H., & Longdin, L. “Firming Up the Boundaries of Copyright Protection for Software: Fisher v Paykel Financial Services Ltd v Karum Group LLC” (2013) New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, 19(2), 83-94.
- Longdin, L., & Lim, P. H. "Inexhaustible Distribution Rights for Copyright Owners and the Foreclosure of Secondary Markets for Used Software” (2013) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) 44 (5), 541-568. IIC DOI 10.1007/s40319-013-0063-0.
- Longdin, L., & Lim, P. H. (2013). Copyright in High Technology and Haute Cuisine: Distinguishing Inspiration and Infringement. European Intellectual Property Review, 35(2), 74-81.
- Lim, P. H. “Copyright in logos and exhaustion of rights under the first sale doctrine in grey markets” Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2012) 7(9): 663-672 doi:10.1093/jiplp/jps113
- Lim, P. H., & Longdin, L. (2011) “P2P Online File Sharing: Transnational Convergence and Divergence in Balancing Stakeholder Interests" European Intellectual Property Review, 33(11), 690-698.
- Lim, P. H. (2010) “Search Engines and Finding the Threshold Test for Plagiarism” European Journal of Law and Technology Vol. 1 No 3, 1-17.
- Hyatt, J. & Lim, P. H. (2010) “Plagiarism and Copyright in Education: Risks Posed by Plagiarism Detection Tools for both Students and Educational Institutions” International Journal of Law and Technology Vol. 15 (1), 7-21.
- Lim, P. H. & Hyatt, J. (2009) “Educational accountability – do tertiary students need more academic protection in NZ?” International Journal of Law and Technology Vol. 14 (1), 23-38.
- Lim, P. H., & Longdin, L. (2009) “Fresh Lessons for First Movers in Software Copyright Disputes: A Cross-Jurisdictional Convergence" International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) Vol 40, 374-392.
- AUT Faculty of Business and Law First Publication Award 2009
- Student Learning Centred Award 2008, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, AUT.
- Student Learning Centred Award 2007, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, AUT.