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Microsoft Post-Doc Fellow (2010-11)


Michael Mattioli is an intellectual property scholar, a lawyer, and a 2007 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  His research focuses on law and technology, with a special emphasis on patents.  His current research examines how new forms of knowledge-sharing influence patenting, models of industrial organization, and the process of invention itself.

Michael was first inspired to study law and technology during his former career as a practicing engineer.  As a microchip designer, he witnessed first-hand the central role that patents and copyrights play in the development of new technologies.

Michael has written articles for leading law reviews that examine new forms of knowledge-sharing, including open source collaboration and property "opt-outs." As a law student, Michael was awarded honors in legal writing, received a prize for academic achievement, and served as comments editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law. He also interned for a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Following law school, he practiced law as a patent litigator in New York and continued to publish scholarship on technology policy.

Microsoft Post-Doc Fellow (Fall 2009)

Florian Jell

Florian Jell is a researcher and doctoral candidate (the Schoeller Chair in Technology and Innovation Management) at Technical University Munich (TUM) where he also completed his graduate and undergraduate studies. Florian spent two semesters at HEC Montreal and Bordeaux Business School, and in 2007 he was awarded the TUM Business Alumni Award for the best final thesis. He currently teaches in the field of technology and innovation management, including seminars on intellectual property management and user innovation.

Florian’s primary academic interest focuses on the empiric analysis of intellectual property strategies of industrial firms. One research project is devoted to the analysis of how firms exploit procedural features of the patent system in order to gain competitive advantages. In another project, he investigates the mechanics and consequences of patent strategy changes of firms in technology intensive industries. Florian has co-authored three working papers which have been presented at various international conferences, including the recent Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Microsoft Post-Doc Fellow (2009)

Qing Zhang

Qing Zhang is an associate professor of Law at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). He earned his Ph.D from the University of Manchester Law School (United Kingdom) and his LL.M. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Xiamen in China. During his study in the U.K., he worked as a research associate for the Center for Regulation and Competition at the University of Manchester and served as co-chair for the United Kingdom Chinese Law Association. Before joining the faculty of CUPL, he served three years as an associate judge in Xiamen Municipal People’s Court in China.

Qing’s main academic interests include general theory of law and economics, and the relationship between law and development, as well as regulations, in particular those regarding market entry. He has been published in numerous Chinese and English journals such as the International Review of Law and Economics, and the International Journal of Public Administration. Currently, his work focuses on examining regulations on food and pharmaceutical products using the economic approach.

Microsoft Post-Doc Fellow (2008-09)

Ivan Reidel

Ivan Reidel is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Law School and currently an S.J.D candidate at Harvard Law School. Prior to entering the LL.M. program at Harvard, Ivan taught Antitrust Law at the University of Buenos Aires and served as a cabinet advisor to the Secretary of State for Competition in Argentina. More recently, Ivan has served as a pro-bono consultant on antitrust law to the Argentine Supreme Court and as a consultant on antitrust economics in U.S. litigation in Applied Medical Resources v. Ethicon, Inc.; Natchitoches Parish Hospital v. Tyco; Rochester Medical v. Bard and Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson, mostly in relation to antitrust analysis of medical device markets.

Ivan’s teaching and research interests focus on antitrust law and intellectual property law, in particular as they intersect with industrial organization economics. His current work undertakes to examine discrete legal and institutional settings within which licensing and enforcement of copyrights take place, in particular within music licensing, and to expose the large and undesirable effects that the current regimes have on culture and human behavior in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Ivan’s additional teaching and research interests include law and economics and cyberlaw.