Authors is a blog about
  • Intellectual Property (IP),
  • the digital economy (DIGIT),
  • Information Technology (IT),
  • taking a European perspective (.EU).
As a platform for scholars interested in the law and economics of innovation, it aims at discussing those issues with rigor and depth (‘Dig it!’). The blog also serves to interact with students at the Louvain School of Management, the Université Saint-Louis (Brussels) and the UCLouvain (Law Faculty). IPdigIT was created in 2010 by Paul Belleflamme and Alain Strowel.


Alain Strowel

Alain Strowel serves as professor at the Saint-Louis University (Brussels) and the UCLouvain, and teaches as well at the KULeuven and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. His courses cover copyright, media and design law. He is also avocat at the Brussels bar. More info & contact

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Paul Belleflamme

Paul Belleflamme is professor at Aix-Marseille Université (previously at Université catholique de Louvain). He is attached to the Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille (GREQAM) and to Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE) , where he teaches courses in the fields of Industrial Organization, with a special focus on the digital economy. More info & contact

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Carlotta Mariotto

Carlotta Mariotto is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Marianne Verdier (Université Paris 2 Panthéon Assas) and Marc Bourreau (Télécom Paristech) at the center of Applied Economics CERNA at Ecole des Mines, Paris. Her thesis relates to the subject of innovation and regulation in the payment industry. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Science in Economic and Social Sciences (DES) from Bocconi University, Milan.

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Eleonora Rosati

Currently a research associate at the University of Cambridge, I am an Italian-qualified lawyer with a few years’ experience in the field of IP, having worked, among other things, in the IP departments of Bird&Bird LLP in Milan and London. I hold an LLM from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in EU copyright law from the European University Institute, Florence. I have written extensively in the field of copyright and am Deputy Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. Besides IPDigIT, I am a regular contributor to highly-reputed The 1709 Blog and IPKat weblogs, for which I report and comment on IP-related news from all over the world.

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Eva-Maria Scholz

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial Economics at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. My research is supervised by Paul Belleflamme and studies firms' strategies in light of the growing pressure on our resource system and increasing environmental concerns. If you would like to learn more about me, add me on linkedin ( or send an email my way (

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Joana Resende

Joana Resende is an assistant professor of Economics and a research associate of Cef.UP (University of Porto, Portugal). She holds a PhD in Economics and Management Science from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Her research interests are related to optimal pricing strategies in digital markets. She is particularly interested in studying personalized pricing strategies and understanding the pricing dynamics in markets with network effects. She has published her research in several academic journals such as Marketing Science, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory or Information, Economics and Policy.

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Marianne Verdier

Marianne Verdier is a Professor of Economics at the University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas and a member of the Research Department CRED. She is also an associate researcher at Ecoles des Mines de Paris (CERNA). She has published in several academic journals about payment systems and two-sided markets such as International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Surveys and Journal of Banking and Finance. More infos & contact

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Matej Gera

Matej is currently studying joint post-graduate program of Hannover University and KU Leuven, specializing in IP/IT law and he is based in Brussels. He is a member of Slovak think-thank European Information Society Institute, which focuses on the intersection of law, technology and information society. He is a Free Software / Open Source enthusiast and also cooperates with Free Software Foundation Europe.

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Nicolas Brahy

Nicolas Brahy is the Legal Manager of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, a public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system. He also teaches at the Catholic University of Louvain courses on intellectual property and on EU public finances.

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Olivier Bomsel

Olivier Bomsel is professor of economics at Mines ParisTech (PSL Research University) and Head of the ParisTech Chair of Media and Brand economics. His recent works relate to intellectual property, media and brands in the digital environment. He is the author of many articles and books among which Gratuit !, Du déploiement de l’économie numérique (Folio, 2007) and L’économie immatérielle (Gallimard, 2010). His latest book Protocoles éditoriaux (Publishing protocols) dealing with the issue of mediatization, has been released in March 2013 (Armand Colin, Paris). Contact information CERNA, MINES ParisTech 60 boulevard Saint Michel 75272 Paris Cedex 06, France Visit Olivier's homepage.

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Olivier Simons

Olivier Simons is a Graduate of the Université catholique de Louvain in Management Sciences. His fields of interest are Economics of Innovation, IT and Strategic Management. He works in the digital consultancy at Deloitte Digital ( Profile:

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Pierre Crucifix

Pierre Crucifix est avocat chez Gérard & Associés, spécialisé en procédures devant la Cour de cassation et en droit de la propriété intellectuelle. Page Web

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Pierre-François Docquir

I am a researcher and an expert in the fields of human rights law, Internet and media law and regulation. I have written, delivered talks and organized training sessions on topics such as the regulation of Internet communication, Internet neutrality, the governance of the virtual worlds, the European Convention on Human Rights, and various aspects of freedom of expression in worlds that are digitized (or not). I currently hold a (part-time) position as vice-president of the Belgian Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel ( and invited professor at IHECS (

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Sophie Poukens

Sophie holds a Master's degree in economics of firm strategies and innovation from the Economics School of Louvain. She is currently a teaching assistant at the Université Catholique de Louvain and she was previously a consulting associate in the European Competition Practice at Charles River Associates where she worked on various cases before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority. Her fields of interest are economics of innovation and competition policy.

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Yann Ménière

Yann Ménière is assistant professor at MINES ParisTech, France. His research interests deal with the economics of innovation, intellectual property rights, and standardization in IT industries. His teaching activities include courses on the economics of IT standards at Imperial College Business School, and the economics of IP at Law School of Université Catholique de Louvain. As an economic expert associated with Microeconomix (a consulting firm in economics) he has been involved in various antitrust cases relating to IP, innovation and standards in IT industries.

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