Massimiliano Granieri is 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 visiting scholar at the George Washington University National Law Center (Washington, D.C.) and at the Jamail Center for Legal Studies of the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law. Massimiliano 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 and was the Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College, Oxford. In 2020, he was awarded the Fernand Braudel Senior Research Fellowship at the European University Institute.

In his professional life, prof. 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 has 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.

Prof. Granieri is the current chairman of MITO Technology, the largest Italian intellectual property licensing company and strategic advisor to Progress Tech Transfer, a technology transfer fund endowed by the EIF and CDP. Prof. Granieri served twice as member of the board of directors of ARTI Puglia (the regional agency for technology and innovation) and was board member of Fondazione Felice Chirò (the foundation created by heirs of the late Felice Chirò and BancApulia, together with the University of Foggia), and GZ Meditec/Mekna (a biomechanical mechanics manufacturing company). He was board member and vice president of ASTP (the pan-European association of technology transfer professionals) and is now serving as board member of NETVAL (the Italian Network for the Valorization of Research), Italian Technology Lab, Syrto, and DeepTrace Technologies. He acted several times as consultant for the European Patent Office and is member of the academic advisory board of the Patent Academy at the EPO. He was member of the IPR Expert group of the European Commission (DG Enterprise) for the exploitation of patents.

Prof. Granieri has published extensively in the field of economic analysis of law, antitrust, intellectual property and contract law. He is author of two books, co-author of three, and authored and co-authored more than a hundred of book chapters and scientific articles.

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