Roberto Caso


Associate Professor of Comparative Law

Co-director of LawTech Group


Faculty of Law, University of Trento


Telephone: +39 0461 28 3881


Fax: +39 0461 28 1899


Address: University of Trento, Faculty of Law

Via Verdi, 53 - II floor, room 8, 38100 - TRENTO - ITALY


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Short bio:


Roberto Caso, co-director of Trento LawTech Group, is Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at University of Trento, Faculty of Law, where he teaches Civil Law [Diritto civile], Comparative Intellectual Property Law and Private Law and ICTs. He is author and editor of many publications in the field of Intellectual Property, Privacy, Contract Law and Tort Law.



Institutional service: 

- Delegate of the Rector of University of Trento for open access and policies against plagiarism

- President of Open Access Committe - University of Trento

- Member of Doctoral Advisory Committee - University of Trento - Faculty of Law - Doctoral School "Comparative and European Legal Studies"





- Ph.D. in Comparative Private Law, University of Trento (1998)
- Doctor in Law (Magna Cum Laude), University of Bari (1992)

Areas of interest:

- Comparative Law
- Law and Technology
- Intellectual Property Law
- Privacy and Data Protection Law
- Contract Law

- Open Science and Open Access


Main publications

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Complete list of publications

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Main talks and presentations of the last years

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Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship Spervision:


(September 2011 - August 2013), ProGI: Dr. Matteo Ferrari, A comparative analysis of the protection of geographical indications for foodstuffs, grant agreement no. 272852, European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)



Post-doc Supervision:


Dr. Valentina Moscon, project title: "Intellectual Property and Knowledge Transfer in the Academic Sector" (2014-...)


Dr. Federica Giovanella, project title: ""Wireless Community Networks: Legal Aspects" (2013-...)


Dr. Paolo Guarda, project title: “La gestione del software in ambito universitario: proprietà intellettuale, regime di titolarità e valorizzazione sul mercato” (January 2012 – January 2014)


Dr. Paolo Guarda, project title: “La valorizzazione sul mercato dei prodotti della ricerca scientifica: un’analisi economica e comparata delle problematiche giuridiche” (January 2010 – January 2012)



Phd Supervision:


Giulia Dore (PhD 2015) Plagiarism as an axiom of legal similarity: a critical and interdisciplinary study of the Italian author’s right and the UK copyright system on the moral right of attribution. Phd thesis, University of Trento


Federica Giovanella (PhD 2012) Balancing conflicting rights in the digital age: the case of information privacy vs. copyright enforcement against file sharing. PhD thesis, University of Trento



Valentina Moscon (PhD 2009) Diritto d'autore, contratto e tecnologie per la traduzione delle regole in codice informatico, PhD thesis, University of Trento [winner of prize Quarto Premio Nazionale Vittorio Frosini della Rivista "Il diritto dell'informazione e dell'informatica"]



Federica Lorenzato (PhD 2008)  L’End User License Agreement. Un’analisi comparata, PhD thesis; University of Trento [co-supervisor with Giovanni Pascuzzi] 


Thomas Margoni (PhD 2008)  Authorship, ownership and reusability in digital distance education: a comparative analisys [co-supervisor with Giovanni Pascuzzi]


Paolo Guarda (PhD 2007) Privacy and Security Mesaures in a Comparative Perspective [co-supervision with Giovanni Pascuzzi] [Winner of the prize sponsored by the University of Trento for the best PhD graduates of the Academic Year 2005-2006]


Teaching (University of Trento - Faculty of Law):




2011/2012-present: Civil Law [Diritto civile]


2006/2007-present: Comparative Intellectual Property Law


2003/2004-present: Private Law and Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs)




Labs/Short courses:


2012/2013-present: Privacy in the Digital Era


2012/2013: Intellectual Property Licensing


2007/2008-2010/2011: Information Security and Data Protection Law


2009/2010-present: Copyright Law and Music




LawTech IP seminars




Summer Schools:


2008/2009-present:  Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy

Membership of Scientific Associations:

- President of the Italian Association for the Promotion of Open Science [Asssociazione Italiana per la promozione della Scienza Aperta, AISA]

- Member of the Italian Association of Comparative Law [Associazione Italiana di Diritto Comparato]

- Member of Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto comparato

- Member of the International Association for the Advancement of  Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)