Rosa Ballardini

Associate professor

Field of science

Other field of science

Research interests

Rosa Maria Ballardini is an Associate Professor at the University of Lapland, Faculty of Law. She holds a PhD from Hanken School of Economics, Finland (2012), an LLM in IT and IP law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (2005) and a law degree from the University of Brescia, Italy (2003). In 2017 Rosa was granted the title of Docent (Docentti) in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Helsinki. Previously – 2008 to 2009- she was a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley/Boalt Hall.

Since 2005 she has researched and thought in the field of IP law at various univeristies. Rosa’s research interests focus on the interface between law (with focus on IP law) and technology. She also investigates issues related to IP law and sustainable development, including social innovation models. She has written extensively especially in the fields of patent and copyright law, open innovation and open source, as well as IP strategies and IP management in various technological contexts (e.g. software, 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence and industrial internet). Her research approach is multidisciplinary, combining law, technology, business and policy via using different types of methodologies (e.g. traditional legal research methods, empirical methods and design thinking in legal studies).


Key words: Intellectual propertly law, patent and copyright, software copyright, software patents, open source software, 3D printing and IPRs, Industrial Internet and IPRs, Artificial Intelligence and IPRs, Traditional knolwdge and IPRs, open innovation, co-creation, design thinking and law, case study research method and law

Teaching interests

Courses 2016/2017

- OTMVAL0019A, Guide to IPR

- OTMEVAL0002, Intellectual Property for Business

- ONEVAL0007, Copyright Law

- OTMEVAL0017, Introduction to EU law and EU IP law

- ONPOOL6B, Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

- OTMEVAL0037, International Trade Law

- Nordic Intellectual Property Law (NIP) Moot Court Competition

- ONPOOL6E, Oikeustapausseminaarit "Case Clinics"

- ONPOOL15C, Kauppa- ja varallisuusoikeuden notaariseminaari (with Halonen)

- OTM0013D Projektiopinnot, Kauppaoikeus- Track on Intellectual Property (IP) Law

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