Bio

Giorgio Spedicato is a full-time Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the School of Law of the University of Bologna (Ravenna campus) and of Law and Intellectual Property at the School of Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage of the same University.

In December 2014 he obtained the national scientific qualification as an Associate Professor of Business Law.

He teaches (or has taught) at several postgraduate programs of the University of Bologna (Joint International Doctoral Degree in “Law, Science and Technology”; PhD program in “Law and New Technologies”; LLM Program for “Corporate Lawyers”,) and the Alma Graduate School (LLM Program in “Management of Intellectual Property”).

He is a member of the Expert Task Force on Digital Books set up in November 2014 by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research to review and implement domestic legislation on digital books and on software platforms enabling social learning.

Giorgio graduated in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Bari in 2002. After that he obtained both a LLM and a PhD in Information Technology Law from the University of Bologna. He studied International Copyright Law at the University of Amsterdam (Netherland) and has been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York (2007) and at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (2011).

Giorgio is the author of two books and more than 30 publications in the field of intellectual property and new technologies. Moreover, he has been a speaker at more than 50 congresses, seminars and workshop, both in Italy and abroad, in the last 10 years.

From 2008 Giorgio is a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP).

In 2009 he founded with two other colleagues MPSLAW, which is now one of the leading law firms in the fields of intellectual property, information technology and innovation law in Italy, with offices in Milan, Bologna and Imola.