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Carolina Rossini is a Fellow with the Cooperation Research Group at the Berkman Center, coordinating the Industrial Cooperation Project. She is an attorney with experience in intellectual property, international development, innovation policy, internet policy, the digital commons, and the impact of technology on cultures. Carolina is a legal advisor of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington in Intellectual Property and Innovation International Negotiations.

Carolina also coordinates the Brazilian Open Educational Resources Project:Challenges and Perspectives funded by the Open Society institute. Carolina holds positions at the Diplo Foundation as a fellow for the Intellectual Property and Internet Governance Program, where she authored and teach an online course on Intellectual Property, and at IQSensato as a Research Associate for the Access to Knowledge and Innovation Program.

Before moving to the US, Carolina was part of the Brazilian Creative Commons team at Fundacao Getulio Vargas Law School, where she coordinated the Legal Clinical Program and the CC Latin America chapter of Open Business, and was a lecturer in Intellectual Property and Introduction to Law disciplines. During her time at FGV she also assisted discussion and research on access to medicines; access to genetic resources and benefit sharing (having represented the academic community during the Convention on Biologic diversity COP in Curitiba, Brazil) and free and open source software.

Before joining the academic life, Carolina was a counsel for almost 7 years at Telefonica Telecommunications Group in Brazil, having worked in Brazil and Spain.

She holds a LL.M. in Intellectual Property from Boston University (2008), and degrees from the Sao Paulo State University-UNESP (Master in International Negotiations - 2006), University of Sao Paulo (Bachelor in Law - 2000), Instituto de Empresa-IE, Spain (MBA in E-Business - 2004), Specialist in Industrial Property (University of Buenos Aires - 2006) and other certificate courses. She also studied international relations at the Catholic University in Sao Paulo.

Carolina is an active author of papers and book chapters, and is a regular speaker at national and international conferences.

Projects & Tools


Copyright for Librarians

The Berkman Center partnered with eIFL to deliver a distance learning program on copyright for librarians. The resulting curriculum, made available on March 24, 2010, can be used…


Jun 8, 2010 @ 12:30 PM

Preliminary Conclusions from The Industrial Cooperation Project

Carolina Rossini, Berkman Fellow

Carolina Rossini, Berkman Fellow, will report initial findings and conclusions from the Industrial Cooperation Project...