Keynote speakers

Dr Noam Shemtov

Dr Noam Shemtov joined CCLS in September 2009 as a lecturer in Intellectual Property and technology Law. He is currently a senior lecturer in IP and Technology Law and the Director of Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute. He lectures in areas of intellectual property, creative industries and technology and his research interests are also focused in these fields.

Noam has led research projects and studies funded by UK Research Councils and by industry, supranational and commercial organizations, such as CreativeWorks London, CISAC, Microsoft and WIPO. He recently completed a study for WIPO on the interplay between the mobile application industry and its intellectual property ecosystem.

Noam also holds visiting appointments by Spanish and Dutch universities, where he lectures regularly in areas pertaining to intellectual property, creative industries and technology. He is a qualified solicitor both in the UK and in Israel.


Professor Richard Warner

Richard Warner is Professor and Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he is also the Faculty Director of Chicago-Kent’s Center for Law and Computers. From 1994 to 1996, he was president of InterActive Computer Tutorials, a software company. From 1998 to 2000, he was director of Building Businesses on the Web, an Illinois Institute of Technology executive education program. He was the principal investigator for „Using Education to Combat White Collar Crime,” a U.S. State Department grant devoted to combating money laundering in Ukraine from 2000 to 2006. He is currently a member of the U.S. Secret Service’s Electronic and Financial Crimes Taskforce.  He is a visiting foreign professor at University of Gdańsk, Poland, and the co-founder and Director of the School of American Law. He holds a B.A. (English literature) from Stanford, a Ph. D. (Philosophy) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J. D. from the University of Southern California. His most recent book is Unauthorized Access: The Crisis in Online Privacy and Security,, co-authored with Robert Sloan, Professor and Head, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois, Chicago.


Prof. UG, dr hab. Maciej Barczewski

Head of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law at the University of Gdańsk (Poland). He has also previously taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law (US) and was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Oxford (UK). Prof. Barczewski is the author of five books and over forty articles in leading law journals, including European Intellectual Property Review and International Journal of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. He has also served as an expert to the European Commission, the European Parliament and WIPO. As an advocate, he provided legal assistance for Polish and international high technology and medical companies. His current research interests include IPRs in developing countries, as well as interactions between IP and human rights.




PhD Candidate Francesca Mazzi

Francesca Mazzi (Assisi 04-10-1990) holds a master’s degree in law from Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome, with a thesis in Private Comparative Law about Round Trip Investments in China. During her studies, she had traineeship experiences in law firms based in London and Beijing. After graduation, she worked for a private firm in the field of fashion and international business.

In 2017 she obtained an LL.M. in Computer and Communications Law at Queen Mary University of London, specializing in Data Protection, Information Security, E-commerce law and Intellectual Property and the creative industries, with a final dissertation about the lack of copyright protection for non-human generated works in the US.

From September 2017 Francesca is engaged in a PhD project within EIPIN innovation Society, funded by the European Commission within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, International Training Networks (ITN), European Joint Doctorates (EJD). The topic of her research is the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on patent law, with a specific focus on the pharma sector.

Francesca speaks Italian, English and Spanish.


Magdalena Urszula Miernik

IP Lawyer. Founder of ( – the first internet platform about intellectual property law dedicated to creative people and founder of the company providing legal and business support for the creative industry. She’s an advisor of numerous companies from the creative industry such as creative agencies and design studios, but she also works with companies from the tech sector.

Dedicated to promoting knowledge and awareness of intellectual property law.


PhD Candidate Lucius Klobučník

Lucius Klobučník obtained LL.M degrees from the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia as well as the University of Helsinki (specialization in intellectual property and competition law). His professional experience includes working as paralegal at an international law firm in Bratislava, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Helsinki and the Slovak Innovation Liaison Office in Finland. Apart from his main focus on intellectual property and competition law, Lucius is active as a lecturer and publisher in the area of satellite communication and space law and is a vice-chair of NGO and think-tank Slovak Space Policy Association.

Since September 2017, Lucius holds a position of a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate) at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. His main research areas include regulation of collective management organisations, copyright law in musical works and interplay between copyright and competition law: EIPIN LK.