MIPLC Lecture Series

Initiated in 2005, MIPLC Lecture Series invites renowned scholars and practitioners from all over the world to give presentations on current issues of intellectual property law.

The lectures are organized with the kind support of and hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. They are aimed at the interested IP and competition law community and are open to the public.

Please email us if you would like to be added to our distribution list or if you would like to propose a topic for a lecture. We look forward to hearing from you.

The following lectures were held in the context of our Lecture Series:

Year

Topic

Speaker

2020

Article 17 and the New EU Rules on Content-Sharing Platforms

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Dr. João Pedro Quintais, Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam)

2019

The Economic Efficiency of the Amount of Resources Devoted to R&D

Richard S Markovits, Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law

2019

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Patent System

Andrei Iancu, Director of the USPTO and Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property

2019

Challenges and Opportunities in Life Sciences Today

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Sarah C. Columbia, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Boston and Dr. Rüdiger Herrmann, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Frankfurt

2019

Proposed State Legislation Concerning Drug Pricing: A Preliminary Analysis

Professor Michael Mireles, University of the Pacific

2019

Protection of Country Names: National and International Perspectives

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Professor Dr. Felix Addor, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

2019

Digital Ecosystems, Decision-Making, Competition, Consumers

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Professor Dr. Rupprecht Podszun, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

2018

A lgorithmic Transparency for Governments

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Professor Robert Brauneis, The George Washington University Law School

2018

Artificial Intelligence and Data Markets - from Contracts to Public Policy

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Paul Gagnon, LL.M. (MIPLC), Element AI

2018

Striking the Right Balance between the Benefits of Transparency and the Need for Confidentiality in Licensing

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Dr. Claudia Tapia, Ericsson

2018

International Data Transfers and the Nexus Between Data Protection/Privacy & Trademark Law

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Ray Thomas Jr., IBM, and Mikołaj Rogowski, Intel

2018

IP Considerations for Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence

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Sonia Cooper and Nicolas Schifano, Microsoft

2017

Liability of Online Platforms in the Digital Single Market: A Closer Look at the 'Transfer of Value' Discussion

Dr. Tobias Holzmüller, GEMA

2017

The Most Important Intellectual Property Developments in the US

Sarah Columbia, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Boston

2015

(IP) Negotiations as Multi-Party Joint Decision-Making

Jan Walter, Senior Policy Officer, International Trade at Eurogroup for Animals

2015

Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid When Drafting and Prosecuting US Patent Applications

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 Benjamin J. Hauptman, Lowe, Hauptman & Ham, LLP, Alexandria, VA

2015

Governing Knowledge Commons

Michael J. Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

2015

After the America Invents Act – The State of US Patent Infringement Litigation

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Sarah C. Columbia, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Boston

2015

Computer-Implemented Inventions in Europe

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Alexander Celland, European Patent Attorney and former Chair of an EPO Technical Board of Appeal

2014

Nuances in the Indian Patent System and Their Implications in the Enforcement of Patents in India

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Prabuddha Ganguli, CEO VISION-IPR, Mumbai

2014

Broader Protection of Trademarks with Reputation in EU

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Ewa Skrzydło-Tefelska, Maria-Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin

2014

IP Underlying Media Value - Ecosystem Disruptions, Legal Uncertainty, and Revenues in Jeopardy

Jeffrey C. Ulin, Irdeto, Amsterdam

2013

The Right IP Mix – How To Choose a Good Balance Between Patents and Trade Secrets

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Eva Willnegger, European Patent Attorney, Brussels

2013

Commission Proposal for Antitrust Damages Directive – Ends and Means of Harmonised Rules

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Filip Kubík, European Commission, DG Competition

2013

The Comparative Law and Economics of Standard Essential Patents and FRAND Royalties

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Thomas F. Cotter, University of Minnesota

2013

Patent Litigation in the Pharmaceutical Sector in Germany

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Anna Wolters, Bird & Bird

2013

EU Competition Law: Procedure and Process before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union

Eileen Sheehan, Court of Justice of the European Union, Chambers of Advocate General Melchior Wathelet

2013

The Apple v. Samsung Case: How Design Law in Europe Evolves

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Charles Gielen, University of Groningen

2012

The WTO "Paragraph 6 System": Compulsory Licenses for Export to Third Countries - Diverging Theory and Practice?

Beatrice Stirner, University of Neuchâtel, MIPLC Alumna, Class of 2003/04

2012

Disintermediation in Copyright Law - A Skeptical View

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Guy Pessach, Hebrew University Jerusalem

2012

Who Owns e-Sports Performances?

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Dan L. Burk, University of California, Irvine

2012

The Rise and (Possible) Fall of ACTA

Christophe Geiger, CEIPI

2012

The Misappropriation of Trade Secrets in Germany and U.S. Discovery Aid

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Friedrich Klinkert, Klinkert Zindel Partner

2012

Experimental Tests of Creativity and Innovation in Intellectual Property

Christopher Buccafusco, IIT Chicago-Kent

2012

The FRAND Defense in European Litigation Involving Standard-Essential Patents

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Christof Karl, Bardehle Pagenberg

2011

Contextualizing Patent Linkages in the Indian Pharmaceutical Sector: Lessons from the Bayer Corporation Case

V.K. Unni, Indian Institute for Management

2011

The "Death of the Author" Debate in Anglo-Saxon Scholarship and Its Unwelcome Side Effects

Andreas Rahmatian, University of Glasgow

2011

Substantive Patent Law Harmonization in the Current Global Context: Issues in Comparative Law and Policy

Sylvie Strobel, European Patent Office

2011

A Trade Agreement Creating Barriers to International Trade? ACTA Border Enforcement and Generic Drugs in Transit

Henning Grosse Ruse - Khan, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law

2010

Patent Rights, Patient Rights: The WHO's Role in the Intersection of Public Health and Innovation

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf, World Health Organization

2010

Copyright and Access to Knowledge in South America: The Debates Regarding Copyright Law in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile

Beatriz Busaniche, National University of Buenos Aires

2010

Harnessing Intellectual Property for Business Dominance: The Indian Experience

V.K. Unni, Indian Institute for Management

2010

Life or Death for US Business Methods Patents?

Ronald E. Myrick, Finnegan

2010

Pioneering Peer-to-Peer and Other Disruptive Dual-Use Technologies

Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers University School of Law - Camden

2010

Trademark Strategies in China

Maria Cristina Caldarola, LL.M., Robert Bosch GmbH

2009

Recent Developments in US Patent Litigation Law

Terrence McMahon, McDermott Will Emery

2009

The Development of Germany as a Patent Litigation Venue in the Last Decade: Advantage Patentee?

Johannes Heselberger, Bardehle Pagenberg Dost Altenburg Geissler

2009

The Patenting of Antibodies and Their Medical Uses in the EPO

Hans-Rainer Jaenichen, Vossius & Partner

2009

Is Information?

Robert A. Heverly, Michigan State University College of Law

2009

Innovation Policy and Friends of the Court: Patent Right Advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court

James G. Conley and David Orozco

2008

U.S. Patent Reform Legislation

John M. Whealan, The George Washington University Law School

2008

The Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court

The Honourable Randall R. Rader, U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit

2008

Inventing Invention: The Patentability Standard as a Case Study in Legal Innovation

John F. Duffy, The George Washington University Law School

2008

IP Organisation and IP Strategy in a Globally Active Group of Companies

Bertram Huber, Robert Bosch GmbH

2007

The Limits of Trademark Law: Proscriptive Principles and Permissive Principles

Graeme Dinwoodie, LL.M., J.S.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law

2007

Copyright and Facts: Two Centuries of Changing Treatment Under U.S. Law

Robert Brauneis, The George Washington University Law School

2007

Removing Property from Intellectual Property and (Intended?) Pernicious Impacts on Innovation and Competition

F. Scott Kieff, Washington University (St. Louis)

2007

Valuation and Management of IP-Based Companies – Findings From a Research Project

Eva Nathusius, Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies, Technische Universität München, et al.

2007

The Quiet Revolution in American Copyright Law

Paul Goldstein, Stanford University

2007

Indian Patent Law and Patent Policy Facing New Challenges

Martin J. Adelman, The George Washington University Law School

2006

Patent Legislation Reform in the United States: A View from the Trenches

John R. Thomas, Georgetown University

2006

The Law Growth Nexus – The Implications of a Rule of Law Approach to Economic Development – China as a Test Case

Kenneth W. Dam, University of Chicago Law School

2006

The Internationalization of the American Law Curriculum: Intellectual Property Law and Criminal Law

Frederick M. Lawrence, The George Washington University Law School

2006

When Copyright Users Cannot Find Copyright Owners: Proposed U.S. Legislation on Orphan Works

Paul Goldstein, Stanford University

2006

Developments in the Legal Protection for Sound Recordings under U.S. Law

F. Jay Dougherty, Loyola Law School

2005

Copyright Duration and Multinational Disharmony

Kenneth D. Crews, M.L.S., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Law

2005

Trademark Law and Social Norms

Graeme Dinwoodie, LL.M., J.S.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law

2005

Coordination, Property & Intellectual Property: An Unconventional Approach to Anticompetitive Effects & Downstream Access

F. Scott Kieff, Washington University in St. Louis

2005

Secondary Liability in Copyright

Paul Goldstein, Stanford University

2005

Criminal Law of Intellectual Property in the United States

Orin S. Kerr, The George Washington University Law School

2005

“Kirin-Amgen v. TKT” – an American Perspective to the U.K. House of Lords Decision

The Honourable Randall R. Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit