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PhD Candidate, Intellectual Property Law, Universidad de Alicante

Magali Contardi is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Law, Politics and Development of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy) and intellectual property (IP) lawyer.

Magali obtained her PhD cum laude and with mention of international doctorate at the University of Alicante (Spain). She holds law degrees from the University of Florence, Italy and the Catholic University of Argentina, a LLM in Intellectual Property law from the University of Alicante and post graduate degrees in Artificial Intelligence (AI) & IP from the University of Strasbourg, and in Business law and Public Manager from the University of Pisa. She completed the CopyrightX Course, as well as a course in German Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (Germany).

Her current research interest lies in the interplay between new technologies and IP, including patentability of AI-generated inventions and copyright protection of AI creativity, robotics and IP as well as international protection of geographical indications, amongst other areas. Magali is research member of the Global Innovation Law and Policy Law group of the University of Alicante. She has been visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Law (Germany, 2018-2019), and has been invited as IP lecturer at the Catholic University of Santa Fe Argentina.

Magali has delivered lecturers and talks in conferences in several universities and institutions, including the University of Geneva, University of Antwerp, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Ghent, University of Florence, University of Alicante, and University Luiss Guido Carli in Rome.

She also practised as IP attorney in top-tier international law firms in Germany and Italy (2012-2014; 2016-2022), served at the International Affairs & legal Department of the European Patent Office (2016), and worked as legal assistant at the Boards of Appeals of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (2015).

She is member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


  • –present
    PhD candidate, Universidad de Alicante