Mr Gabriele Cifrodelli

  • Research and Teaching Assistant (Law)


Room 304, 10 Professors' Square, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, G11 6PB


Gabriele Cifrodelli joined the School of Law and CREATe as PhD Candidate & Research and Teaching Assistant in September 2022. 

Gabriele holds a LLM in Intellectual Property and Digital Economy at the University of Glasgow, and his dissertation "Patent System and Artificial Intelligence: Towards a New Concept of Inventorship?" has been awarded as one of the Oustanding LLM Dissertations in 2021.

Gabriele is also a Law Graduate from the University of Trento where his dissertation "Can you patent the sun? The Covid-19 Vaccine as a chance to rethink the relationship between Intellectual Property and Commons" has been recognized as one of the Outstanding Dissertations in the Open Science Field written in the years 2020-2021-2022.

Gabriele obtained a Certificate in European, Comparative and International Law at the University of Passau during his six-month Erasmus+ experience.

Research interests

Gabriele's research interests mostly lie in the intersection between Intellectual Property, Technology and Innovation, currently with a focus on AI and its recognition as inventor with the patent system, both from a legal and ethical perspective.


PhD theme:

Can an Artificial Intelligence (AI) be considered an inventor? Prospects and implications for this (hypothetical) personhood/inventorship under the current patent system from a legal and ethical perspective.


PhD supervisors:

Dr. Luis Porangaba and Prof. Martin Kretschmer.