Marius Buning, born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1979. Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Research Fellow at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo.

Marius Buning received his Ph.D. in History and Civilization from the European University Institute (2013) with a dissertation on the making of a patent system in the Dutch Republic. His research interests focus on the nature of intellectual property and the role of the state in shaping notions of scientific and technological progress. Marius has held fellowships at Harvard University, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He is now a Research Fellow in the Creative IPR project, University of Oslo.