Professor Lionel Bently is the Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property at the University of Cambridge and the Co-Director of its Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law

Professor Bently is a Series Editor, Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law, and on the Editorial Board, European Intellectual Property ReviewMedia and Arts Law Review; and Script-ed (on-line publication, University of Edinburgh).  He has authored and edited numerous books and articles on intellectual property law, including UK law and the history of copyright and trade mark laws.