UA Team



Aurelio López-Tarruella is Associate Professor of Private International Law at the University of Alicante (Spain), Ph. D. in Law (2004), former Director of the Iberoamerican Chair on Digital Culture and Intellectual Property (2020-2022) and Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Law (2016-2020). He has been a consultant for WIPO, EUIPO, European Commission and the European Parliament on Intellectual Property and Digital Law. He is a supervisor of the European Doctorate EIPIN – Information Society (Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Action ITN-EJD 2016-2019) and lecturer in the Master on the Law of Digital Society (U. Alicante), the LL M. in Law of Internet Technologies of the Università Bocconi (Milan, Italy, since 2017) and the Master’s Degree Program in Intellectual Property and New Technologies organized by WIPO and the Jagiellonian University Krakow (since
2019). His publications in open access are available here.


Raúl Ruiz Rodríguez is a predoctoral researcher at the Private International Law area from the University of Alicante (FPU 2019). His Ph.D. project focuses on the international protection of digital data through trade secrets, though he has also carried out parallel research on topics such as blockchain technology or collective actions. Raúl is currently a member of the Global Innovation Law and Policy research group at the University of Alicante (GIP Law), and also a visiting Scholar at the MPI Luxembourg for Procedural Law (scholarship 2023). His publications in open access are available here.


Javier López Guzmán is a research fellow at University of Alicante (Spain). He has a legal background and he is a PhD candidate. His doctoral research deals with the intersection between intellectual property and privacy law. With special focus to the relationship between the legal protection of innovation and the new generation digital law, the exercise of rights related to the protection of personal data in the framework of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. He has previous experience as a legal consultant at the firm Sopra Steria in Brussels (Belgium). For a period he was also a legal researcher at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), and an interim civil servant at the General Secretariat of the European Commission.