Magali Contardi

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies

Magali Contardi is a research fellow at the Dirpolis Institute of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Alicante (Spain) focusing on the interplay between regulation and patents in Artificial Intelligence (AI) medical devices. She is an Italian qualified lawyer in the field of intellectual property (IP).

Magali collaborates as a research assistant in several projects led by the City, University of London, and has delivered lecturers and talks in conferences in different universities and institutions, including the University of Geneva, University of Antwerp, Monash University of Melbourne, University of Pisa, University of Florence, University of Meiji, and University Luiss Guido Carli in Rome. She has been visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Law (2018-2019). She also practised as IP attorney in top-tier international law firms in Germany and Italy (2016-2021), served at the International Affairs & legal Department of the European Patent Office (2016), and worked as a legal assistant at the Boards of Appeals of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (2015).

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 (Spain) and postgraduate degrees in Artificial Intelligence & IP from the University of Strasbourg (France), and in Business law (GEMP) from the University of Pisa (Italy). She also completed a CopyrightX Course (University of Harvard in affiliation with the University of Turin) and a German Law Course (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München).

Her current research interest lies in the interplay between new technologies and IP, including patentability of AI-generated inventions and copyright in AI creativity, robotics and IP, amongst other areas.