Associate Professor, University of Brescia, Italy
Massimiliano Granieri earned a J.D. (summa cum laude and distinctions) in Comparative Law from the LUISS Guido Carli Law School. He received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; a Ph.D. in Comparative law from the University of Florence. He was the Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College, Oxford. He is currently associate professor of Comparative Private Law at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the University of Brescia Health & Wealth, and adjunct faculty at LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Management, where he teaches Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer to undergraduate students and MBAs.
In his professional life, Massimiliano has been admitted to practice in Italy as an attorney-at-law (Rome bar). Former Head of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer group at the Fondazione Torino Wireless, he has practiced law in Italy and was legal counsel with the Office of Technology Transfer of University of California (Oakland). He is member of the Italian Association of Comparative Law, the Italian Society of Law and Economics, and AIPPI. He has published in the field of economic analysis of law, antitrust, intellectual property and contract law. He is author of several articles on national and foreign law journals, author of three monographs and co-author of five books.
Massimiliano is currently vice president of MITO Technology, the largest Italian IP licensing company, and sits in the board of directors of ARTI Puglia (the Apulian agency for technology and innovation), of Mekna (a company specializing in the production of high-end operating tables). He is former board member and vice president for metrics of ASTP and former board member of NETVAL (the Italian Network for the Valorization of Research).
He acted several times as consultant for the European Patent Office and was the member of the IPR Expert group of the European Commission (DG Enterprise) for the exploitation of patents. When not dealing with intellectual property Massimiliano likes doing Pilates (not much), running (a little), cooking (Italian dishes exclusively) and tasting good wines (a lot).