Caterina Sganga joined Sant’Anna as an Associate Professor of Private Comparative Law in October 2018. Prior to her appointment at SSSA, she was Assistant and later Associate Professor of Law at the Department of Legal Studies and Department of Economics and Business of Central European University (CEU, 2012-2018). She holds a Ph.D. in Private Comparative Law from Sant’Anna, an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and an LL.B. and J.D. from University of Pisa.
In the past years she held visiting teaching appointments at Maynooth University (Ireland), CEU, the Europa-Kolleg of the University of Hamburg and the University of Pisa, was a fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and a visiting researcher at the Center for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill University (Montreal).
Caterina's key research area is international and comparative intellectual property law, with a focus on European copyright law, IP and new technologies (AI, IoT, cloud computing, cyberpsace, digitization), IP and innovation policies, the interplay between IP and human rights, and data ownership and management in the era of big data. She is a member of several international IP and property law associations (EPIP, ATRIP, ALPS) and a fellow of the European Law Institute.
Her book "Propertizing European Copyright. History, Challenges and Opportunities" has been published by Edward Elgar in 2018 (electronic version with Introduction and Chapter One in open access available here). She authored the volume "I beni in generale" (On goods - general theory) in the Italian Commentario al Codice Civile P.Schlesinger(Giuffré Editore) in 2015, and several contributions published in edited books, international journals such as the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, and the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law (JIPITEC), and a number of Italian law reviews.
Caterina is also avvocato at the Italian State Bar and attorney-at-law at the New York State Bar.
Ph.D. in Law, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (2011)
LL.M., Yale Law School (2009)
J.D. (2006), LL.B. (2004), University of Pisa
Master’s Diploma in Law (2006), Diploma in Law (2004), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna