IPlens Team

Team Coordinator:

Professor Gustavo Ghidini, Emeritus professor of IP and Competition law at the University of Milan, teacher of IP and Competition law at LUISS – Guido Carli University in Rome, and Director of the Observatory on Industrial Property, Competition and Communication (OPICC – LUISSDream) – Luiss Guido Carli University


Francesco Banterle is senior associate at Hogan Lovells Milan. He was formerly legal counsel in a multinational company, based in Switzerland, and holds a PhD in IP law from the University of Milan, where he is adjunct professor of Managing and Evaluating Intellectual Property. More details here.

Valeria Caforio practices at the State Attorney’s in Rome. She studied at Luiss University where she collaborates with the chairs in IP and Business CyberLaw. She is currently attending an LL.M. in EU law at the ELGS of Athens. More details here.

Rubén Cano practices as an Associate at Baker McKenzie in the areas of Intellectual Property and ICT. He studied at the universities of Alicante, Panthéon-Sorbonne and Bocconi. He holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and IT (University of Alicante) and an LL.M. in Law of Internet Technology (Bocconi University). More details can be found here.

Jacopo Ciani is an associate at Tavella – Studio di Avvocati, Milan, holds a PhD in IP law at the University of Milan and currently is researcher at the University of Turin. To read more about him, see here.

Maria Di Gravio practices at Gianni & Origoni in the departments of “Intellectual Property, IT and Media” and “Art Law”. She studied at LUISS University of Rome and at the Francois Rabelais University of Tours. She holds a Professional Master Degree in Management of Cultural Assets and Activities (Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and ESCP Business School in Paris) More details here.

Francesca Di Lazzaro is an associate at Gianni & Origoni in the IP, IT and Media department, working also in the New Technologies field. Before joining the Firm, she interned in a leading Australian Law firm and accomplished with honors the Second Level Master in “Competition and Innovation Law” at LUISS University. More details here.

Matteo Falcolini is head of legal affairs in a company operating in cultural industry, kids entertainment and social media influencing. He holds a LL.M. degree in IP, competition and innovation law (Luiss Guido Carli University, Rome, 2019). More details here.

Maria Luigia Franceschelli is an IP senior associate at Hogan Lovells Milan office and holds a PhD in IP law from the University of Milan. More details here.

Dario Henri Haux is a Postdoc Researcher and Lecturer at the Universities of Lucerne and Basel in Switzerland, with a focus on Life Sciences and IP/IT Law. He holds both a PhD (University of Lucerne, 2020) and an LL.M. degree (Columbia Law School, 2020). More details can be found here.

Andrea Giulia Monteleone is a civil servant at AGCOM, Rome office. She holds both a PhD (LUISS Guido Carli, 2020) and a LL.M. degree (WIPO – University of Turin, 2016) in Intellectual Property Law. More details here.

Riccardo Perotti is a partner at Spheriens and holds a PhD in IP law (University of Milan). Academic Fellow at Bocconi University. More details here.

Giovanni Rindi practices as a Legal Trainee in the Technology Media & Telecoms Industry Group and IPTech practice of Baker McKenzie, Rome office. He studied at the LUISS Guido Carli university in Rome and at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. More details here.

Giovanni Trabucco is a PhD student at Bocconi University, doing research on AI & Patent Law, and an associate in the IP department of Hogan Lovells Milan. More details here.

Alina Trapova is a PhD candidate at Bocconi University, where she coordinates the LLM in European Business and Social Law and teaches the Bocconi CopyrightX course (part of Harvard Law School). She holds an LLM in IP from Queen Mary University of London and has previously worked at the EUIPO and the IFPI. More details here.