Faculty of Law

University of Coimbra
Colégio da Trindade, 2.17
3004-528 Coimbra, Portugal
Email: aldp@fd.uc.pt

Orcid: 0000-0003-4356-9195


- Associate Professor of Intellectual Property, Computer and Business Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra


- Researcher at the Coimbra Institute for Legal Research and member of the COST Action «The Global Digital Human Rights Network (GDHRNet)» and of RIAPI (Rede Ibero-Americana de Propriedade Intelectual)


- Visiting Professor at University of Macau (China) and guest Lecturer at the Summer School on European Private Law at the University of Salzburg (Austria).


- Erasmus student at Leuven Catholic University (Belgium) and sabbatical visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich, Germany)


- Member of several scientific societies and editorial boards, and author of more than one hundred publications in national and international law journals and books (for ex. «Direito da propriedade intelectual & novas tecnologias», 2 vols.)



- Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Laws (University of Coimbra, Portugal)



- Director of Coimbra University Press (3/21 - )

- Associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (FDUC) since March 2020, where he also served as assistant professor (4/08-3/20), teaching assistant (4/99-3/08) and assistant-trainee (6/94-4/99);

- Guest professor coordinator at the Institute of Accounting and Administration of Coimbra (ISCAC) - Coimbra Business School, since February 2014.

- Invited professor at the Portucalense University Infante D. Henrique, Department of Law, between September 2011 and January 2014.

- Visiting Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau from September 2003 to August 2004, under special leave.

Subjects taught:

- Business Law (LAPP), State-Owned Companies (LAPP), Commercial Law (LD), Commercial and Corporate Law (LSA)

- Contracts Law (MD), Competition Law (MD), European Economic Law (LL.M), Public Economics and Finance (LD)

- Copyright (MD), Computer Law (LD), Information Law (LCIAB), and Information Technology and Law (DD / PhD), and Law and Cibersecurity (MSI)

- Introduction to Law (LD) and General Theory of Civil Law (LS)


- Professor at the Summer School on European Private Law, University of Salzburg, Austria, since 2010

- Guest lecturer in several postgraduate courses and other non-degree courses (IJC, APDI, CDB, CDC, IDET) and invited speaker at various national and international congresses and colloquia, since 1996

- Researcher of IP law & new technologies since 1994, member of the Institute of Legal Research (Instituto Jurídico / FDUC), and collaborator of Instituto Jurídico Portucalense (Porto) and CEIS20-UC (Coimbra)

- Former member of the section of copyright and related rights of the National Council of Culture, as an individual of recognized merit (2010)

- Visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (Germany) with an FCT sabbatical for a project on effective enforcement of intellectual property (IP enforcement), during the academic year 2015/2016

- Member of the Editorial Board of GRUR Int. - Journal of European and International IP Law

- Member of the Board of APDI - Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law (Lisbon), and Member of the Fiscal Council of IJC (Coimbra)

- Former member of the Pedagogical Council of the FDUC and of Commissions of the A3ES for the accreditation of several Law Courses

- Correspondent of Portuguese case-law on copyright and patents to http://kluweriplaw.com/

- Former Director of Coimbra University Press (3/21 - 5/23)

Academic degrees and other qualifications

- PhD in Law, in the specialty of Legal and Business Sciences, by the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (March 2008).

- Master in Law, in the specialty of Legal Business Sciences, by the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (April 1999).

- Degree in Law, in the area of Legal-Forensic Sciences, by the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (January 1994).

- Erasmus Diploma (European and International Law) from the Faculty of Law of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (January 1993)

- Aggregation in the Bar Association, Coimbra District Center (December 1995) (registration suspended on request)


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