PeerPractice is boutique consulting firm founded by Catharina Maracke and colleagues and supported by an international network of legal and technical experts, experienced and specialized in Intellectual Property related strategies.
Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and interests include copyright law and policy, standardization efforts for public licensing schemes, and the general interaction between law and technology. Catharina is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. She is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Intellectual Property System at the World Economic Forum and a member of the Defensive Patent License Advisory Board. Catharina graduated from the University of Kiel and the Hamburg Court of Appeal, Germany, with the first and second state examination. While studying, she obtained a scholarship from the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich to write her PhD thesis on the history of the German Copyright Act of 1965. As international Director at Creative Commons she has overseen the international license porting project for more than 3 years. Catharina has served as a board member for iCommons and the OpenCourseWare Consortium. She is admitted to the bar in Germany.
Developer at PeerPractice, developer at Fabricatorz with extensive experience building systems for the art, design, and publishing industries.
Advisor at PeerPractice, cofounder of Bitzi, an early open data/community curation provenance system. Also previously Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Creative Commons.
CTO at PeerPractice, founder of Fabricatorz and founder of Openclipart, the largest community curated vector art repository. Previously Community Director at Creative Commons.
Florian is currently doing his Phd in Law at the European University Institute, writing about the intersection of Law and Technology generally and the technical materialization of digital contracts specifically.
He is a member of ifrOSS (Institute for Legal Issues of Free and Open Source Software) and worked on EU Law and Competition Law in the past. He is active in various free and open-source projects. He studied European Law in Maastricht and Lund before going onwards to the European University Institute in Florence for his Phd.