AIDA on Artificial Intelligence

The annual meeting of AIDA (the Italian Association for Coryright) is set to take place in Milan, next September 21, 2018. Here is the flyer with the full program. Impressive roster of speakers for a very hot topic like #artificialintelligence and #intellectualproperty. 

A reminder for our students @UNIBS: Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme (new edition 2019!!!)

Let me remind you that the University of Brescia is member of the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme, that gives enormous opportunities to our students.

The Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme (Pan-European Seal) is a comprehensive traineeship programme that bridges academia and the labour market in different fields (IP, law, finance, business, engineering, etc.) to promote and disseminate Intellectual Property among the Academic Community.

It is promoted in partnership with two of the world’s largest IP offices, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, Spain and the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich, Germany and their strategic University partners.

This programme gives high-achieving, young university graduates access to a year-long (12 months) paid traineeship at either the EUIPO or the EPO, helping them get a foot in the door of the competitive world in a variety of fields through valuable, on-the-job, multicultural and professional work experience.

Within the context of the ongoing fight against high levels of youth unemployment in Europe and the commitment thereof to social responsibility, the Pan-European Seal will offer traineeship posts every year to graduates of their university partners, administered by both of the abovementioned offices. The number of posts offered is determined on an annual basis.

For more information, feel free to contact me at massimiliano [dot] granieri [at] unibs [dot] it or visit the program’s website at

Capacity Building in Technology Transfer. The European Experience – Almost there!!!

This book tells the story of capacity building in Europe with respect to technology transfer offices and organizations (TTOs). The traditional underdevelopment of technology markets in Europe has often been explained in terms of lack of capacity and skills among technology transfer professionals, both as individuals and as part of TTOs. Because of the severe consequences for economic development and industrial growth, this situation has been repeatedly addressed by policy makers, until the European Commission, within the framework of Horizon 2020, decided to initiate a pan-European pilot project on capacity building. This book builds on the experience gained through that project and tries to reconnect it with current scholarly works on technology management by focusing on the new methodology developed. In addition, the authors present a series of case studies that may be used as a benchmark and as examples that will help high-potential TTOs to improve their performance. Both practitioners and researchers will benefit from the holistic perspective of the book, which goes beyond the traditional approach and attempts to reconcile the theory and practice of organizing for technology transfer.

Click on the icon below and you will be automatically redirected on Springer’s webpage to know more and to purchase the book.

Seminar on intellectual property evaluation

I have been invited as a speaker to a seminar organized by the Italiana Patent and Trademark Office on the evaluation of intellectual property. The seminar will be held in Rome on July 5, 2018, at the UIBM. More information is available at

My speech will be about the methodologies of evaluation that are allowed in the statutory discipline of the Italian patent box, as borrowed by the OECD guidelines on transfer pricing.

EPO Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme

The University of Brescia is a member of the EPO Pan-European Programme, a prestigious initiative to select brilliant candidates that are interested in pursuing a traineeship at the EPO or at the EUIPO. Up to 100 paid positions are available every year.

The University of Brescia is expected to provide a shortlist of five candidates by the end of April, that will participate in the selection for traineeship periods starting in September 2018. Anyone with a technical degree and full knowledge of one of the official languages of the EUIPO system can apply. This year the Programme accepts graduates also from other disciplines.

Anyone interested in the application can send an email to massimiliano [dot] granieri [at] unibs [dot] it

More information is available at  http://

Seminari dottorali sulla proprietà intellettuale

Da domani, ripartono i seminari sulla #proprietà #intellettuale per i dottorandi dell’Università degli Studi di #Brescia. Una buona occasione per mischiare i saperi e condividere problemi e riflessioni con chi si avvia nella ricerca nelle scienze c.d. dure. Ovviamente, il seminario è aperto a tutti. Grazie a Mariacristina Missale del DMMT per l’organizzazione.