Ana Quintela Ribeiro Neves Ramalho (A.B.)
Ana Ramalho is a Portuguese national with policy and legal expertise in the field of intellectual property (IP) and European law. Currently an Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property, she holds a PhD in Copyright and European Law from the University of Amsterdam (2014), a Research Master in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Lisbon (2008), an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Competition Law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (2007) and a 5-year advanced LL.B. from the University of Lisbon (1999). Throughout her career she has taken on commissioned research and consultancy on a range of international and European IP topics for several private and public institutions, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Patent Office, and several EU institutions.
Ana has been a guest lecturer and/or speaker at numerous foreign Universities, such as the University of Melbourne (Australia), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), the University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia), Nagoya University (Japan), the China University of Political Science and Law (China), the Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty (FYROM), Oxford University (UK), the University of Warwick (UK), the University of Lisbon (Portugal), or the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil).
Ana has published extensively on IP law and policy. Her publications have been distinguished and referenced in court cases by Courts of Appeal in Portugal, and translated into other languages due to their topicality. Her current research interests include the impact of the Court of Justice of the EU on IP law- and policy-making, and IP-related issues in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI).
In 2017, Ana was awarded a Jean Monnet grant to develop a course on IP issues in the Digital Single Market, and a Research Fellowship on AI and patents by the prestigious Institute of Intellectual Property in Japan.
Intellectual property law
Professional career history
Previously, Ana was a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Wales, where she was the Course Director of the LL.M. in Intellectual Property and the organiser of the Law Research Group. Ana joined the University of South Wales after her PhD in the University of Amsterdam, where her research focused on the EU competence in copyright lawmaking.
Prior to her appointment in Amsterdam, Ana worked as a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, and at the University of Alicante.