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Giorgio Spedicato

Associate Professor

Department of Legal Studies

Academic discipline: IUS/04 Business Law

Director of Single Cycle Degree in Law

Curriculum vitae

Giorgio Spedicato is an Associate Professor of Business Law. He teaches Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Law and Law of Digital Markets at the University of Bologna, where he has also taught Competition Law. As an expert negotiator, he also holds the Lab of "Theory and practice of negotiation" within the Master Degree in Law of the University of Bologna (Ravenna campus)

He teaches (or has taught) at several postgraduate programs of the University of Bologna (PhD program 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”), as well as other Universities (LLM Program in "Competition and Innovation Law" at LUISS University in Rome, Master Program in "Artificial Intelligence" at the European University of Rome, Master Program in "Digital Humanities" at the Ca' Foscari University in Venice, post-graduate course in "Big data, Artificial intelligence and Platforms" at the University of Milan).

Professor Spedicato has been a member of the Expert Task Force on Digital Books set up from 2014 to 2017 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.

He graduated in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Bari. After that he obtained a LLM and PhD in Information Technology Law from the University of Bologna. He studied International Copyright Law at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherland) and has been Visiting Research Scholar at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York (USA) and at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany). He also completed the "Master Class on Negotiation" program of the Harvard University (USA).

Professor Spedicato authored three books and more than 40 publications in the field of intellectual property and new technologies. He is peer-reviewer of GRUR International - Journal of European and International IP Law.

He has been a speaker at more than 100 congresses, seminars and workshop, both in Italy and abroad.

Professor Spedicato is a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP).

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