Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Bournemouth University (UK) and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM). His research interests cover theoretical and empirical studies on copyright, data protection, and the role of law in the information society. He has conducted both independent and funded research on different fields of EU intellectual property law. Prior to joining Bournemouth University, he has been lecturer at Brunel University (London), where he was the convenor of the Jean Monnet Module on European Intellectual Property Law
In 2006 he has been visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society of University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Principal Investigator in SEARCH, a project founded by the European Commission (7th Framework).