Caterina Sganga

Associate Professor
Associate Professor

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Caterina Sganga is Associate Professor at CEU Department of Legal Studies and Department of Economics and Business (joint appointment). She holds a Ph.D. in Private Comparative Law from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and an LL.B. and J.D. from University of Pisa. Before joining CEU as Assistant Professor in August 2012, she worked as post-doctoral research fellow in Intellectual Property at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, where she also served as executive coordinator of the Permanent Observatory of Personal Injuries Damages.

In the past years Caterina 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).
Her current research interests focus on comparative intellectual property (IP) law, IP strategic management, and the interplay between IP law, access to knowledge and fundamental rights. Her book "Propertizing European Copyright. History, Challenges and Opportunities" has recently been published by Edward Elgar (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 book chapters and articles on comparative copyright law, property law and tort law published, inter alia, in the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, the Wisconsin International Law Journal, 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, Pisa (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, Pisa

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