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Summer Academy 2017


University of Milan / Bocconi University / LL.M. in Law of Internet Technology 

 3 – 7 July 2017

Milan (Italy)


1- General objectives

From 3 to 7 July 2017, the University of Milan organizes the Eleventh edition of the Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy, jointly with Bocconi University. The topic of this tenth edition will be “Internet Technology, Intellectual Property and International Economic Law”. Taking advantage of the TIPSA’s well-established multidisciplinary approach and its constant attention to the pervasive impact of technological progress on the economy, this year’s Summer Academy will focus on the international intellectual property and international economic law and policy intersections with Internet technologies. Attention will be paid also to the business and management dimension of these intersections.

Leading experts from universities, research centers, think tanks, intergovernmental organizations, law firms and businesses coming from both sides of the Atlantic will lecture on the challenges of Internet technologies and the way in which international intellectual property and economic law relate to, and regulate, them.

The horizontal teaching and constant contacts with IP operators will also allow a thorough discussion of the management of intellectual property rights, thanks also to real-life case studies directed by renowned experts in international IP and trade.


2- Date and venue:

3 – 7 July 2017; Milan, University of Milan. 

3- Organizers   

The University of Milan and Bocconi University in cooperation with:

- The European Union Intellectual Property Office

- The European Patent Office: EPO Academy

- The University of Alicante / Magister Lvcentinvs

- The University of Trento

- Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Cleveland, OH, USA)

- McGill University – Montreal (Quebec, Canada) (TBC)

- University of Western Ontario – Canada (TBC)

- Italian Universities (Polytechnic University of Milan, Scuola Normale Pisa and Foggia University (TBC))


4- Teaching language

English only.


5- Access requisites   

 - Graduate Degree in Law, Economics or Engineering OR

 - Undergraduate Degree in Law OR

 - The program is also open to Government officials, lawyers, researchers and professionals working in TTOs.


6- Fees

Early-bird fees (for enrollment until 5 June 2017)

Students: 350 Euros (including materials);

Professionals: 500 Euros (including materials);


Normal fees (for enrollment after 5 June 2017)

Students: 500 Euros (including materials)

Professionals: 700 Euros (including materials)


7- Course contents

 -  30 hours teaching program;

 -  Visits to national and international institutions;

 -   Printed and online teaching material to each course participant.


8- Number of participants

Limited to 30.


9- The Summer Academy is a residential program (except for webcasting) and includes:

- Courses, seminars and visits to IP operators;

- Discounts for accommodation bookings;

- Printed and online teaching material to each course participant at University of Milan.

In addition, for the period of the Summer Academy, participants will have access to University of Milan facilities (Library, electronic resources and premises).


10- E Helpdesk

The mailbox will provide guidance to participants or applicants. Course participants’ E-Helpdesk and a tutorship phone desk will be set up from April 20, 2017 at until one week after the end of the course and will provide advice and guidance for inquiries relating to travel opportunities, early arrival and extended stay.


11- International Faculty

As per standard practice, the inter-disciplinary International Faculty is constituted by Professors of Bocconi University and of the University of Milan and Professors /Department Directors/ Deans from each partner and cooperating institution, including Professors Roberto Caso - Trento, the University of Alicante / Magister Lvcentinvs, Craig Nard - Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH, USA, the EPO Academy, etc.



Program contents include inter-disciplinary high-level teaching on intellectual property, Internet technology and international economic law and policy (as per draft attached), with added value in each of the following fields:

- North American, European and International IP and Economic Law and Policy;

- North American, European and International IP and Trade and Investment Economics;

- North American, European and International IP as a tool for Researchers;

- North American, European and International IP and Trade and Investment Business operational models.


The full program will be uploaded on the web page of the University of Milan and Bocconi School of Law as soon as it will be available.


As a result of their attendance to the Transatlantic Summer IP Academy 2017, participant lawyers, economists, scientists and engineers, as well as business specialists (at student or young professional level) are to:

  • enhance, thanks to lectures by the best international IP specialists, their international knowledge in their own field of expertise
  • better embrace intellectual property, high-tech and international trade globally, as a subject item at the crossroads between different stakeholders


For all lessons, a participatory and interactive teaching approach is chosen, involving trade and business case examples and studies, practical exercises and direct contact opportunities with IP operators and companies in a dynamic, horizontal and open work environment. In addition, free tutor assistance will be available to the participants, in order to ensure cohesion between the participants.


An optional daily recreational program is available in advance to participants and includes

  • invitations to cultural activities
  • free of charge social activities and activities at limited costs


13. Attendance certificates

Attendance certificates are granted to participants. Universities giving credits to students for attendance establish their appropriate policies, in accordance with their own internal rules. For any additional information, students will contact  and University of Milan.

The University of Milan and Bocconi University School of Law will request to “Consiglio Nazionale Forense (Italy)” that credits be granted to Italian Lawyers attending the 2017 edition of the Summer Academy (as this was the case for the 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions).


XIth Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy

Organized in Cooperation by the University of Milan and Bocconi University/LL.M. in Law of Internet Technology

 “Internet Technology, Intellectual Property and International Economic Law

Monday 3 – Friday 7 July 2017 – Milan (Italy)

Monday, 3 July 2017 (Afternoon)


15:00 – 16:00. Opening Ceremony

- Opening Speech and Welcome Address

- Introduction to the 2017 Edition of the Summer Academy

University of Milan and Bocconi University Representatives 

EPO Representative TBC


16:00 - 17:00. International Economic Law and Technology: A Complex Relationship

Angela Lupone, University of Milan & Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University


17:00 – 19:00. Welcome gathering


Tuesday, 4 July 2017 



10:00 -11:30. IT and Cloud Patents 

EPO Representative


11:30 -12:00. Roundtable IT and Cloud Patents 

Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University


 14:30 – 16:00. The Economic Relation Between Technological Innovation and IP

Stefano Breschi, Bocconi University


16:00 – 17:30. Copyright and Internet Technologies: Evolution and Challenges

Julian Lopez Richart, University of Alicante & Director, Magister Lvcentinvs


Wednesday, 5 July 2017 


Special Session at Bocconi University

09:30 – 11:00. Contracts, IP and Information Technology

Valentina Moscon, Univerity of Trento


11:00 – 12:30. International Trade and Technology: the WTO Agreements and Technology

Gabriele Gagliani, Bocconi University

14:30 – 17:00. Workshop:  Free Trade Agreements and Technology

Thursday, 6 July 2017 


9:30 - 11:00. Software Protection and Exploitation: IPRs, Licenses and Business Models

Paolo Guarda, University of Trento


11:00 - 12:00. International Trade, IP and Technology: The TRIPS Agreement

Antony Taubman, World Trade Organization


14:30 – 16:30. Workshop: Software and Licenses


16:30 – 18:00. EU Copyright and Internet Governance

Roberto Caso, University of Trento


Friday, 7 July 2017 (Afternoon)

08:00 – 15:00. Morning. TIPSA brainstorming with participants while traveling on Lake Como to Villa Vigoni

 Special Session at Villa Vigoni


15:00 - 16:30. Intellectual Property, Economic Law and Technology: the International Agenda

Edward Kwakwa, World Intellectual Property Organization


16:30 – 17:30. Closing remarks: Should Law Follow Technology or Should Technology Follow the Law?

+ Wrap up

Angela Lupone, University of Milan & Laurent Manderieux, Bocconi University


Certificates Granting Ceremony


Visit of Villa Vigoni


The “Consiglio Nazionale Forense (Italy)” will grant 15 credits to Italian lawyers attending the 2017 Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy (as it happened for previous editions).

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