The Digital Scholarship Institute researches fundamental rights and cutting-edge issues of technology in the digital environment. The Institute studies new processes of norm-setting in the context of balancing rights among free speech, privacy, intellectual property, the rule of law and other fundamental interests online.
The Digital Scholarship Institute Members
Jeremy de BeerJeremy de Beer is Full Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and member of the Centre for Law, Technology, and Society. He is also a co-founding director of the Open African Innovation Research network, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Senior Research Associate at the University of Cape Town’s IP Unit. As a practicing lawyer, he has argued more than a dozen cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, advised businesses and law firms large and small, and consulted for agencies from national governments, global think tanks, and the United Nations.
Irene Calboli is Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law, Academic Fellow at the School of Law, University of Geneva, and Visiting Professor at Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, the WIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers, and the Oxford Journal of IP Law and Practice. An elected member of the American Law Institute and Associate Member of the Singapore Academy of Law, she currently serves as a member, inter alia, of the Board of the European Policy for Intellectual Property Law Association (EPIP) and the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Dr. Carys Craig is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, Canada, and Director of Osgoode’s Professional LLM in Intellectual Property. Her research focuses on intellectual property law and policy, with an emphasis on copyright and trademark, users’ rights and the public domain. Her scholarship employs a critical theoretical approach (drawing on, e.g., feminist legal theory, critical race theory, cultural and literary theory) and covers a wide variety of topics including authorship and ownership, fair dealing, freedom of expression, digital locks, technological neutrality, open access and open licensing models, artificial intelligence, gender and equality. She holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh, an LLM from Queen’s University, and an SJD from the University of Toronto.
Guobin Cui is the Associate Dean for International Affairs and Academics as well as Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property at Tsinghua University Law School. Professor Cui earned his PhD in law, LLM, and BSc in Chemistry from Peking University, and his second LLM from Yale Law School.
Guobin Cui’s scholarly interests include intellectual property, antitrust, property, and law and economics theory. He teaches Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, IP Licensing, and Chinese Civil Law. He has published more than 20 law review articles and two popular casebooks, “Patent Law: Cases and Materials” (1st edition in 2012, 2nd edition in 2015) and “Copyright Law: Cases and Materials” (2014, Peking University Press).
Stacey Dogan is a leading scholar in intellectual property, competition, and technology law who served as the School of Law’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2018-2021. Professor Dogan has served as chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Copyright Society. At BU, she has played a central role in developing clinics, coursework, and interdisciplinary research partnerships in the area of law and technology. She was a founding member of the Oversight Board for the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic and Startup Law Clinic, a first-of-its-kind program in which BU law students provide free legal advice to student-innovators at BU and MIT. She is a founding member of the faculty of BU’s new faculty of Computing and Data Sciences, serves on the steering committee of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science, and is a leader of BU’s Cyber Security, Law & Society Alliance, a partnership between the law school and BU’s Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security.
Before joining the BU faculty, Professor Dogan taught for more than a decade at Northeastern University School of Law. She came to teaching after several years of practicing law with the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling, where she specialized in antitrust, trademark, and copyright law. After law school, she practiced with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith Rogers of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Giancarlo Frosio is an Associate Professor at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg. Giancarlo is also a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Previously – from 2013 to 2016 – he was the Intermediary Liability fellow with Stanford CIS, where he designed and launched the World Intermediary Liability Map. He is a Faculty Associate of the NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society in Turin and Chief Researcher 2019 in Information Technology and Intellectual Property at the National Research University’s Higher School of Economics. He is a qualified attorney with a doctoral degree (S.J.D.) in IP law from Duke Law School. Additionally, he holds an LL.M. from Duke Law School, an LL.M. in IT and Telecoms law from Strathclyde University, and a law degree from Università Cattolica of Milan. His areas of research interests are history and economics of creativity; international IP law; copyright; internet law; intermediary liability online; artificial intelligence & the law. Giancarlo authored almost one hundred publications in law reviews and edited collections, including Reconciling Copyright with Cumulative Creativity: the Third Paradigm (Edward Elgar 2018). He is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (OUP 2020).
Dev Gangjee is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law within the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford. Prior to joining Oxford, he was a senior lecturer at the London School of Economics. Dev is a graduate of the National Law School of India and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Dev’s research focuses on Intellectual Property (IP), with a special emphasis on Branding and Trade Marks, Geographical Indications and Copyright law. Thematic research interests include the history and political economy of IP, collective and open innovation, and the significance of registration for intangibles. He has acted in an advisory capacity for national governments, law firms, international organisations and the European Commission on IP issues.
Leah Chan Grinvald is an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Her research focuses on domestic and international enforcement of intellectual property laws. Professor Grinvald teaches courses in trademark law, copyright law and international intellectual property law. Prior to entering academia, Professor Grinvald served as global corporate counsel at Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc. She advised on a variety of legal issues including trademark, copyright, contract and employment law arising within TaylorMade and its affiliated entities located outside of the United States. Before TaylorMade, Professor Grinvald was a corporate associate with Latham & Watkins LLP and Clifford Chance US LLP.
Anna Holmberg is at the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) and is the Manager of The Vera Project, CIPs equality and diversity program. She is also an Innovation Manager and Lecturer at Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. In addition, she works for the Institute of Innovation and Social Change at the University of Gothenburg, where she focuses on social innovation projects in segregated areas of the city. Ms Holmberg has previous experience from several business law firms, where she focused primarily on IP, contract law and M&A.
Ms Holmberg is actively engaged in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and is on the board of the Research2Business project, focusing on utilizing university research. She has an LLM and an MMed in business creation and entrepreneurship in biomedicine from the School of Economics, Business and Law and Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.
Ge Jiang is an associate professor at Tsinghua University, School of Law. Her teaching focuses on copyright, but her interest of research extends to other IP and competition law issues. She writes in Chinese, German and English. Some of her articles were published in the most prominent Chinese law journals.
She earned her LLB and LLM from Wuhan University, China, and her LLM and Ph.D from University of Saarland, Germany. She is a scholarship holder of Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and at Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich. Prior to joining Tsinghua, she worked at the Duesseldorf office of Hengeler Mueller.
Professor Sadulla Karjiker is a lecturer of Intellectual Property Law (LLB), Copyright Law and Trade-Mark Law (LLM) in the Department of Mercantile Law at Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law. He is admitted as an attorney in South Africa and a solicitor in England, and has practised in corporate and commercial law in both jurisdictions. He also worked for a UK legal publisher on its technology-related projects. His current research interests are copyright and trade-mark law.
Professor Karjiker holds the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property Law from 2016. He is the programme coordinator of the LLM (IP Law) and PGDip (IP Law) programmes at Stellenbosch University, and the coordinator of the annual IP Law Short Course.
Professor Dr. Annette Kur is an Affiliated Research Fellow of Intellectual Property and Competition Law at the Max-Planck-Institu für Innovation und Wettbewerb. She is a Doctor Philosophiae honoris causa of the University of Stockholm and is the Yong Sook Lin IP professor of Singapore University. She is a member of NYU’s “Global Program” and is an Advisor to the American Law Institute on the Project “Intellectual Property – Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Judgments in Transnational Disputes”. She is also a President-elect of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property.
Her areas of interest include European and international trademark law; European design law and International procedural law in the field of intellectual property.
Frederick Mostert is a Professor of Practice at The Dickson Poon School of Law. He is also a Research Fellow at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, University of Oxford, and a Research Fellow at the Research Center for Intellectual Property Law of Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing.
Frederick is a founder of the Digital Communities Lab (London). He has served on the Advisory Boards of the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property (San Francisco) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (Brussels). He is the principal author of Famous and Well-known Marks – An International Analysis, two World Intellectual Property Organisation studies and a contributor on chapters for books on Intellectual Property Law, and a number of law journal articles. He was inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame in 2015.
Maria–Daphne Papadopoulou is a copyright expert. She is the Head of the Legal Department at the Hellenic Copyright Organization and a member of legislative committees on copyright issues (inter alia regarding the transposition of Copyright Directives into national law). She is a national expert to the Working Group on Copyright (European Council), to SCCR and ACE (WIPO) and to the European Observatory for Infringements of IPRs (EUIPO). Her area of interest involves also the Greek Committee for the Notification of Copyright and Related Rights Infringement on the Internet. She is an author of numerous contributions in books and articles (in Greek, English and German), has presented many papers in national and international conferences and gives lectures on copyright issues. She earned her LLB, LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece while she also holds an LL.M. from University of Houston. She is a scholarship holder of Alexander S. Onassis Foundation. She was a fellow researcher in the Law Center of University of Houston and after that, employed by international law firms in Germany (Taylor Wessing, PricewaterhouseCoopers Veltins and Simmons & Simmons) dealing with IP issues and new technologies.
Ole-Andreas Rognstad is full professor affiliated with the Department of Private Law and Centre for European Law, University of Oslo and visiting professor at the University of Helsinki. He teaches a whole range of subjects, including legal methodology, EU/EEA law and intellectual property law. His authorship includes a textbook on (Norwegian) copyright law, a monograph on Property Aspects of Intellectual Property (Cambridge University Press), contributions to a (co-authored) textbook on EU/EEA law as well as a large number of articles mainly in the field of intellectual property. He has chaired, and been a member of, a number of public dispute settlement resolution bodies in Norway and is a member of the Academia Europea and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Art.
Dr Eleonora Rosati is Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Market Law (IFIM) at Stockholm University. She is also Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, Guest Professor at CEIPI-Université de Strasbourg, Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) at the University of Cambridge, and Research Associate at EDHEC Business School. A long-standing contributor to The IPKat and an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press), Eleonora is the author of several articles and books on IP issues, including – most recently – Copyright and the Court of Justice of the European Union (Oxford University Press: 2019) and Copyright in the Digital Single Market – Article-by-Article Commentary to the Provisions of Directive 2019/790 (Oxford University Press: 2021, in press). In 2018, Managing Intellectual Property included her among the ’50 Most Influential People in IP’; in 2020, World Intellectual Property Review listed Eleonora among its ‘Influential Women in IP’.
Martin Senftleben is Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam. His activities focus on the reconciliation of private intellectual property rights with competing public interests of a social, cultural or economic nature. Current research topics include platform and AI regulation in the EU, income prospects and revenue streams in the creative industries, and brand-based communication in virtual and augmented reality environments. He is a member of the Copyright Advisory Committee of the Dutch State and provided advice to WIPO in several trademark and copyright projects. He is a member and former President of the European Copyright Society (ECS), President of the Trademark Law Institute (TLI), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI) and the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property Law (ATRIP). As a visiting professor, he was invited to the National University of Singapore, the Engelberg Center at NYU Law School, the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Xiamen University. His numerous publications include Copyright, Limitations and the Three-Step Test (2004), European Trade Mark Law – A Commentary (with Annette Kur, 2017) and The Copyright/Trademark Interface (2021). As a guest lecturer, he provides courses at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), Strasbourg, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), the Jagiellonian University Krakow and the University of Catania.
Allan Rocha de Souza is Professor of Copyright and Cultural Rights at the Graduate Program on Public Policy, Strategies and Development, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PPED/UFRJ) and of Civil and Intellectual Property Law at UFRRJ/ITR Law School, Brazil. He is a researcher for the National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT) Proprietas, consultant for Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ) on open access, educational resources, data and science policies and scientific director of the newly established Brazilian Copyright Institute (IBDAutoral). His primary study interests are on limitations and exceptions as well as contracts and author remuneration, from a comparative and human rights perspective. He also researches on new proprietary systems, data ownership and is one of a small number of international scholars to focus on Brazilian copyright law.
Professor Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon is a Professor in Information Technology Law and Data Governance within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton and Senior Privacy Counsel and Legal Engineer at Immuta. Her research focuses upon platform responsibility, data governance and data sharing models, and privacy and data protection, with a special emphasis on the legal and ethical implications of data operations within analytics environments.
Sophie has acted as an expert for the Organisation for the Cooperation and Security in Europe (in the field of intermediary liability) and for the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (in the field of data protection, research data and anonymisation). She was part of the expert group formed by the Council of Europe on intermediary liability MSI-NET (2016-2018) and a member of the expert group to the EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy formed by the European Commission in (2018-2020).
She is Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Law and Security Review, a leading international journal of technology law and practice.
Marketa Trimble is the Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law at William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada. She specializes in international intellectual property law and publishes extensively on issues at the intersection of conflict of laws/private international law and intellectual property law, particularly patent law and copyright law. She has authored numerous works on these subjects, including Global Patents: Limits of Transnational Enforcement (Oxford University Press, 2012), and is the co-author of a leading international intellectual property law casebook, International Intellectual Property Law (with Paul Goldstein, Foundation Press, 2012, 2016, and 2019). She has also authored several works in the area of cyberlaw, particularly relating to the legal issues of geo-blocking and the circumvention of geo-blocking. Her areas of interest have led to the investigation of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and their abilities to resolve intellectual property disputes, such as disputes regarding internet domain names and IP infringements at trade shows.
Jacques de Werra is professor of contract law and intellectual property law at the Law School of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is the Director of the Digital Law Center (www.digitallawcenter.ch). He holds a PhD in copyright law from the University of Lausanne and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School. He was a Faculty Fellow/Faculty Associate at the now Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and has held visiting professor positions at various universities including Stanford Law School, Nagoya University and City University of Hong Kong. He has published in leading law reviews (including the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and the Columbia VLA Journal of Law and the Arts) and has authored / edited various books and publications of reference including a Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing (Edward Elgar 2013) and (in co-edition with Professor Irene Calboli) the Law and Practice of Trademark Transactions (Edward Elgar 2016).
Neil Wilkof is a member of Dr. Eyal Bressler & Co, Ramat-Gan, Israel, specializing in IP and related subject areas. He is the author/editor of four books on various areas of intellectual property. He has published numerous articles and been a visiting university lecturer and speaker on intellectual property topics in the United States, Europe and Asia.
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