Federica Baldan is a PhD researcher working on the project “Patent Governance, Patent Reforms & Institutional Change: A Comparative Analysis of Patent Reforms in Europe, the US and Japan”.
Between September 2016 and February 2017, Federica carried out her comparative research at the Institute for Intellectual Property in Tokyo.
Previously, Federica worked as an IP lawyer in a law firm based in Bologna, Italy. She was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2013.
Federica holds an LL.M. in International and European Law from the Institute of European Studies of Brussels (2014, magna cum laude). She completed the program with a dissertation entitled ““Reverse-payment patent settlements in the pharmaceutical industry: a comparative analysis of the EU and US approaches” for which she received the outstanding master thesis award. She also holds a bachelor's and a master’s degree from the University of Bologna, Italy and participated in the Erasmus exchange program at the University of Ireland, Galway.