Niccolò Galli is a Research Associate at the European University Institute, Florence School of Regulation within the Communications & Media Team and the Florence Competition Programme. Previously, he was a scholarship holder at the technology transfer offices of the University of Florence and the Tuscan Region. Between 2017-2020, Niccolò was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher within the EIPIN – Innovation Society European Joint Doctorate and PhD Candidate at Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. He is waiting to defend his doctoral thesis on patent aggregation in patent and competition law before Augsburg and Maastricht’s universities. In addition, he holds a second level master’s degree in “Internet Ecosystem” from the University of Pisa, with a first-class dissertation on credit data in the European Union, and a law degree summa cum laude from the University of Florence, with a dissertation on standard-essential patents and competition law that won the 2016 Elena Messina Dissertation Prize. His research interests range from the intersections between innovation, antitrust and intellectual property law, to policymaking and regulation for the ICT sector.