Professor Mario Biagioli is the Director of the Centre for Innovation Studies and a Distinguished Professor of Law and Science and Technology Studies at the University of California Davis School Of Law. His interest areas are in law and science, intellectual property, legal history, ethics, patent law, law and cultural studies and science and technology studies.
Professor Biagioli has studied at the University of Pisa, Italy, the University of Rochester and the University of California. Prior to joining the UC Davis School of Law, he held positions in the Department of History at the University of California, at Stanford University, Harvard University, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh.
Professor Biagioli has published and edited several books and many articles and book chapters, including Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006) and Galileo, Courtier, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993). Galileo, Courtier has been translated into German, Portuguese, Greek and Spanish.
He is currently working on Strange Appropriations, a book on plagiarism and other forms of appropriation and his forthcoming publications include “From Object to Thought: The Strange History of ‘Invention’” in Eleanor Casella, Gillian Evans, Penelope Harvey, Hannah Knox, Chris Mclean, Elizabeth Sylva, Nick Toburn, and Kath Woodward (eds) Objects and Materials: A Routledge Handbook (CRESC).