Massimiliano Granieri is the Fernand Braudel Senior Research Fellow at the European University Institute for the academic year 2020-2021.
Massimiliano is associate professor of Comparative Private Law at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the University of Brescia and adjunct faculty at LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Management, and at Widener Law School. He was invited professor at the Fudan University School of Management in Shanghai, China. He was visiting Ph.D. student at the George Washington University National Law Center (Washington, D.C.) and visiting scholar at the Jamail Center for Legal Studies of the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law. Professor Granieri earned a J.D. (cum laude) 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 and was awarded the Jemolo Fellowship from Nuffield College, Oxford.
Professor Granieri is part of the editorial board of Il Foro italiano and Annali Italiani del Diritto d’Autore (Giuffrè), as well as of Il diritto oggi, il diritto domani (La Tribuna).
In his professional life, professor Granieri 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 practiced law in Italy and was legal counsel with the Office of Technology Transfer of University of California (Oakland), working in the field of university/industry relations and international technology transfer deals. He is member of the Italian Association of Comparative Law, the Italian Society of Law and Economics, and AIPPI.
Professor Granieri is currently serving as chairman of the board of directors of MITO Technology, the largest Italian intellectual property licensing company, and SYRTO, a spin-off company of the University of Brescia, that develops early warning systems for financial markets. Professor Granieri also serves as member of the Academic Advisory Board of the European Patent Academy in Munich, and board member of NETVAL (the Italian Network for the Valorization of Research) and ITL, a spin-off company of the University of Brescia. He is former board member of ARTI Puglia (the regional agency for technology and innovation), Mekna (a biomechanical mechanics manufacturing company) and Società Editrice del Foro italiano (the oldest and most prestigious legal publishing company in Italy). From 2014 to 2016, professor Granieri was also board member and vice president of ASTPPRoton (the pan-European association of technology transfer professionals). Professor Granieri 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.
Professor Granieri has published extensively in the field of economic analysis of law, antitrust, intellectual property and contract law. He is author of three books and authored and co-authored more than a hundred of book chapters and scientific articles. A full list of publications is available on IRIS @UNIBS.