Dr. Vera Lipton is the proposed Dean of Students at the Pafos Innovation Institute (PII). She is also a Senior Lecturer in Digital Innovation at PII and a researcher with the Zvi Meitar Institute for the Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies at IDC Herzliya in Israel.
Dr. Lipton’s research focuses on the legal and managerial aspects of digital and technological innovation. In recent years, she has cooperated with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to document their method of applying digital science and open innovation. Resulting from this research is her monograph Open Scientific Data: Why Choosing and Using the Right Data Matters (IntechOpen, 2019).
Prior to joining academia, Vera had worked with universities, innovative enterprises and government agencies to help them understand, manage, commercialise and share their IP, data and research. Recently, she was the Founding Manager of the National IP Analytics Hub – a unit that achieved national recognition for providing Australian universities and small enterprises with useful insights gleaned from global IP databases. Her earlier career was in international technology transfer and medical software commercialisation, resulting in AUD 7M annual revenue.
Trained as an IP attorney and diplomat, Vera holds postgraduate Arts and Laws degrees. She graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) with a MA (Hons) in International Relations, and from the University of Technology, Sydney with a masters in Intellectual Property. She received her PhD in Law from the ACU in Melbourne.