The ELSA Webinars Academy by ELSA Salerno on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property represents the right opportunity to improve skills and knowledge about the relationship between Law and Intellectual  Property.
This exclusive online course deals with the most relevant challenges for legal systems and it stands out in particular for the quality of the international speakers. The programme will be  structured in five different webinars in English, distributed over three weeks between May and June in order to ensure the quality of the project among the entire network and to allow the partecipants to take part to it with ease from a remote position.
The aim of the project is to seek a multidisciplinary approach towards a very complex and current subject. Partecipants will have the opportunity to explore the topic of artificial intelligence and intellectual property from different points of view: from autorship to patent law, from the ownership of machines to the use  of blockchain



Friday 21st, May, 3.30 – 5.30 PM:  “Authorship and Machine Learning” w/  Giovanni Maria Riccio

Saturday 22nd, May, 10.30 – 12.30 AM: “Artificial Intelligence and Trademarks” w/ Alina Trapova

Friday 28th, May, 3.30 – 5.30 PM: “Artificial Intelligence and Patent Law” w/  Justyna Ożegalska-Trybalska

Saturday 29th, May, 10.30 – 12.30 AM: “Intellectual Property and Ownership of the Machines” w/ Peter Mezei 

Friday 4th, June, 4.30 – 6.30 PM: “Blockchain and Intellectual Property” w/ Vanessa Antuanette Villanueva Collao



The certificate will be granted with the 80% of attendance (4 lessons on 5)



  • Giovanni Maria Riccio
    Professor of Comparative Law, Legislation of Cultural Heritage and Entertainment, Copyright and Art Law at the University of Salerno. Founding partner of the E-Lex law firm in Rome. Expert in technology law, Intellectual property and Art Law.
  • Justyna Ożegalska-Trybalska
    Assistant professor at the Department of Intellectual Property Law of the Jagiellonian University, lecturer in patent law and trademark law, as well as Internet law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University (Cracovia) Member of the Permanent Provost’s Commission for the Intellectual Property of the Jagiellonian University, European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN), the national group of the International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI) and the Association of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Internet Domains of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications and the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

  • Alina Trapova
    PhD Researcher, Lecturer and LLM Coordinator (European Business and Social Law) at Bocconi University
  • Vanessa Antuanette Villanueva Collao
    JSD candidate at the University of Illinois, where she is also a Research Assistant at the College of Law and Editor of the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal.She has an LL.M from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D., and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Genoa (Italy) where she also was a Lecturer in Comparative Law. Her research interests are centered on Decentralized Finance, A.I., and Comparative Law using Empirical/Statistical Methods, and has presented her work in Asia, Europe, and America.
  • Peter Mezei
    Associate professor of law, focused on Intellectual Property law, especially copyright law, internet and other digital technologies, as well as comparative law. He currently works at the University of Szeged, Faculty of Law, Institute of Comparative Law (Hungary), elected to be a permanent adjunct professor of the University of Turku, Faculty of Law (Finland).



In order to correctly complete the application procedure, after fulfilling the following form, it is necessary to pay the fee of 30.00 (thirty) euros (ELSA Members or AIGA Salerno Members) or 40.00 (forty) euros (non-ELSA Members), which can be paid by bank transfer.

The credentials for the bank transfer are as follows:

Account holder: ELSA Salerno
Bank: Banca Credito Cooperativo Monte Pruno di Fisciano, Roscigno e Laurino
Bank address: Corso San Giovanni 32, 84080 Lancusi di Fisciano (SA)
IBAN: IT16 E087 8476 2400 1200 0111 945
Reason for payment: Name and Surname + FEE EWA Salerno 2021

Once the transfer has been made, the payment receipt must be sent to the following address: within 48 hours of sending the registration form.

As a result of this process, your application will be complete and you will recive a confirming e-mail.