Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Joseph Straus
Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Joseph Straus

Professor of Law (Universities of Munich and Ljubljana)
Emeritus Scientific Member of the MPI for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich
Chair IP and Innovation Management, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria
Marshall B. Coyne Visiting Professor of International and Comparative Law, GW University
Visiting Fellow Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Phone:
+49 89 24246-410
Facsimile:
+49 89 24246-506
Mail:
Assistance:
Daniela Pfeuffer

Areas of Interest:

European and International Patent Law; Protection of Biotechnological Inventions; Law of Employee’s Inventions; International Protection of IPR and World Economic Order; Technology Transfer; IP Arbitration

Academic Résumé:

Born 1938 in Trieste, Italy. Received Law-Diploma 1962 from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and 1968 Dr. jur. from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Habilitation in 1986 at University of Ljubljana. Private practise from 1968 to 1977; since then with the Max-Planck-Institute. Teaches European and German Patent Law at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich since 1990. Nominated Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Ljubljana (1986-). Visiting Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, N.Y. (between 1989 and 1998); Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law (Spring 2001-5). Distinguished Visiting Professor University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2005). Author or co-author of more than 250 publications in the field of intellectual property law, especially in the field of the protection of biotechnological inventions. Consultant toOECDWIPOUNCTAD, UNIDO, EC-CommissionWorld Bank, Scientific Services of the German Bundestag and the German Government, as well as the European Parliament, the European Patent Office, the Swiss Government and the Swiss Federal Institute for Intellectual Property. Vice-President German Association for Industrial Property and Copyright Law, Former President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Chair Programme Committee, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) (1997-2006), Chair Intellectual Property Rights Committee of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) (1995-2006).

Academic Prizes / Honours / Memberships etc.:

Diploma of Merits, International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), 1991

Medal of Merits, International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI), 1997

Katz-Kiley Fellow 1999, University of Houston Law Center

Science Award 2000 of the Foundation for the German Science

Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. jur. h.c.), University of Ljubljana, 2001 and University of Kragujevac, 2003

Honorary Director of the Intellectual Property Institute of the Tongji University, Shanghai

Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan (2005-)

Honorary Professor Tongji University, Shanghai

Honorary Professor Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, and Honorary Director of its Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property

Selected as one of the 50 most influential people in Intellectual Property in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by the Journal "Managing Intellectual Property"

Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2005

Corresponding Member of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art

Member and Vice-President of the Class „Social Sciences, Law and Economics“, European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Member of Honour, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), 2006

Inducted into IAM IP Hall of Fame 2007

Venice IP Award 2007 ("Premio Venezia per la Proprietà Intellettuale"

Honorary Professor, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 2009

Member Academia Europaea, Chair Law Section, 2009-

Chair, Standing Committee on Intellectual Property Rights, Federation of European Academies of Sciences (ALLEA), 2010

Order of Merits of the Republic of Slovenia, 2010

Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambasador znanosti Republike Slovenije), awarded by the Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Republic of Slovenia, 2011

NIPMO-UNISA Chair for Intellectual Property, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria

Member of Honour, German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht – GRUR), 2013

Memberships:

Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Organisation (SACEPO)(1998-2009)

Advisory Board of the Research Fund of the European Patent Office, Munich (1998-2009)

Advisory Board of the Worldwide Academy of the World, Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

Standing Committee "Intellectual Property Rights" All European Academies (ALLEA)

Executive Council of the Center for Advanced Study an Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) of the University of Washington, School of Law, Seattle

International Board of Assessors, Intellectual Property Research Center, University of Melbourne

Advisory Council of the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, University of San Francisco School of Law

Arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Member of the Advisory Board of the Intellectual Property Office of the Repbulic of Slovenia (1991 - 2003)

Member of the Advisory Board of the Ifo Institute für Wirtschafsforschung, Munich (2002 - 2008)

Member of the Advisory Board of Intellectual Property Rights Annual Journal, Peking

Member of the Senate Commission on Basic Issues of Gene Re­search of the German Research Foundation (Senatskommission für Grundsatzfragen der Genforschung der DFG) 1993-1999

Member of the Academia Europaea (2001-), Chair Law Section (2009-)

Member of the Administrative Council, Center for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI), Université Robert Schuman (2001-2004)

Member Advisory Board, Creative and Innovative Economy Center, The George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.

International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), President (1993-1995), President Elect (1991-1993), Treasurer (1987-1991)

International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI). Programme Committee (Member 1992-1994, Deputy Chairman 1994-1997, Chairman 1997-), Co-Chairman of Special Committee Q 144 - Publications (1998); Chairman of the Special Committee Q 114 - Biotechnology (1992-1998). Member of the Executive Committee since 1982; Member of the Board of the German National Group (1990-)

Human Genome Organisation (HUGO), Chairman of the Intellectual Property Rights Committee (1995-2006)

German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright [Vice-President (2005‑)], Member of the Executive Board (2001-) and Member of the Committee for Plant Breedings (1986) and of the Committee for Patent- and Utility Models Law (1992-), Vice-President (2003-)

Association Littéraire et Artistique International (ALAI)

Association for Comparative Law

Member EU Commission’s Expert Group on Biotechnological Inventions (2002-)

Consultant to the OECD, Paris, on Biotechnology and Patent Protection, 1982-1985; 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000; Chair Expert Group on Guidelines for Licensing of Genetic Inventions (2004-2006)

Consultant to World Intellectual Property Organization (WI­PO), Geneva, on Questions of Industrial Property Protec­tion of Biotechnological Inventions, 1985, 1986 and 1999

Consultant to the Commission of the European Economic Com­munity for the preparation of the Draft for a Council Di­rec­tive on the Legal Protection of Bio­technological Inven­tions, 1987-1989; On the Future European Patent System, 1995-1996; and on "Strategic Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of Technology Policy" (ETAN Working Group) (1998-1999)

Consultant to the Scientific Service of the German Bundestag (Parliament), 1996

Consultant to the European Patent Organisation on the Introduction of a Grace Period, 2000

Consultant to the German Federal Ministry of Justice, 2000

Consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, on the Impact of technologi­cal and commercial changes on policies and legislation affecting the creation and transfer of technologies, 1987/­1988

Consultant to the United Nations Industrial Develop­ment Or­ganization (UNIDO), Vienna, 1989

Consultant to the World Bank, Washington D.C., 1991

Member of the Advisory Panel for the Human Genome Project and Patenting DNA Sequences, Office of Technology Assessment (OT­A), Congress of the United States, 1993-1994

Consultant to the Ministry for Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia on the legislation in the fiel­d of em­ployees' inventions, 1993-1994

Member of the Working Group of the Conference of the Presidents of German Universities (Deutsche Hochschulrektorenkonferenz) for the Preparation of Recommendations aimed to Incent Patent Applications from Universities and other Institutions of Higher Professional Education in Germany (Präsidial-Arbeitsgruppe zur Vorbereitung von Empfehlungen zur Förderung der Patentanmeldungen aus den Universitäten und Fachhochschulen in Deutschland) 1996

Member of the Working Group on Bio-Sciences of the Technology Council of The German Federal Chancellor (Bundeskanzler) 1996

Testified as Expert before the ”Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizen’s Rights”, European Parliament, Brussels, June 10, 1996

Testified as Expert (”Auskunftsperson”) before the Special Committee on ”Gentechnik-Volksbegehren” of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna, October 24, 1997

Testified as Expert before the Committee on Legal Affairs of the German Parliament (Bundestag) on the Protection of Spare Parts by Design Law, Berlin, September 24, 2003

Testified as Expert before the Committee on Legal Affairs of the German Parliament (Bundestag) on Issues of Patenting Biotechnological Inventions, Berlin, September 29, 2004

Member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s List of Neutrals

Languages:

German, English, French, Italian, Slovene

Current Publications:

Straus, Joseph: The Impact of the New World Order on Economic Development: The Role of the Intellectual Property Rights System. In: Daily, J.E. / F.S. Kieff / A.E. Wilmarth, Jr. (Eds.): Perspectives on Financing Innovation, Routledge Publishers. Oxon / New York, Routledge, 2014, p. 102 - 117.

Straus, Joseph: Das Binnenmarktrecht des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes (Gesamtsystem und Patentrecht). In: Hatje, A. / P.-Ch. Müller-Graff (Eds.): Enzyklopadie des Europarechts (Volume 4) – Europäisches Wirtschaftsordnungsrecht. Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2014, p. 1091 - 1145.

Straus, Joseph: A Marriage of Convenience: World Economy and Intellectual Property from 1990 to 2012 (Quan Yi Zhi Hun Yin: 1990 Nian zhi 2012 Nian Jian Shi Jie Jing Ji Yu Zhi Shi Chan Quan), translated by Gao Han, corrected by Zhang Taolue & Xu Zeyi. In: Intellectual Property and Competition Law Review, 2014, Volume 2, p. 3 - 56.

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Straus, Joseph: Regime of European Telecommunication Standards Institute-ETSI: Policy, Applicable Law and Effect of ETSI against Given Declarations (Ou Zhou Dian Xin Biao Zhun Zu Zhi ESTI De Yuan Ze, Zhun Ju Fa Ji Xiang ESTI Suo Zuo Sheng Ming Zhi Xiao Li, translated by Jiang Ge, Zeyi). In: Intellectual Property and Competition Law Review, 2014, Volume 2, p. 287 - 321. ISBN 978-7-5130-2959-9.

Straus, Joseph: The 'Bolar' Exemption and the Supply of Patented Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients to Generic Drug Producers – An Attempt to Interpret Article 10 Paragraph 6 of the Council Directive 2004/27/EC. In: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2014, Volume 9, Nr. 11, p. 895 - 908.

Straus, Joseph / G. Schricker: Europäisches Patentübereinkommen – Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar (30. Lieferung). Köln, Carl Heymanns, 2014.

Straus, Joseph: Friedrich-Karl Beier (1926-1997) – Biographisches Handbuch des Geistigen Eigentums., forthcoming.

Straus, Joseph: World Economy and Intellectual Property between 1990 and 2013 – The Role of Academics in Developing Intellectual Property.: Proceedings of Sino-German Symposium on "Cross Boarder Cooperative Innovation and Intellectual Property". Wuhan, School of Management, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 2013, p. 1 - 8.

Straus, Joseph: Ordre Public and Morality Issues in Patent Eligibility. In: Takenaka, Toshiko (Eds.): Intellectual Property in Common Law and Civil Law. Cheltenham, UK / Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013, p. 19 - 49.

Straus, Joseph: Global Intellectual Property and Innovation Landscape in 1990 and today. In: Matlak, Andrzej / Sybilla Stanislawska-Kloc (Eds.): Spory o Wlasnosc Intelektualna – Księga jubileuszowa dedykowana Profesorom Januszowi Barcie I Ryszardowi Markiewiczowi. Warsaw, Wolters Kluwer Poland, 2013, p. 1135 - 1190.

Straus, Joseph: ATRIP and the Changing Environment — A Retrospective. In: W.I.P.O.J, 2013, Volume 4, Nr. 2, p. 242 - 247.

Straus, Joseph: Courts as Pacemakers of Innovation – As Reflected in Case Law on Patentable Subject Matter.: The Role of Courts in IP and Innovations, Proceedings of the 2013 Judicial Symposium in Korea, Supreme Court of Korea. 2013, p. 110 - 141.

Straus, Joseph: Professor José Antonio Gómez Segade and the Munich Max-Planck-Institute.: Contribution in honor of Prof. José Antonio Gómez Segade. Actas de Derecho Industrial y Derecho de Autor 2013, p. 58 - 60.

Straus, Joseph: Režim Európskeho inštitutu pre telekomunikačné normy – ETSI: Zásady, rozhodné právo a účinok ETSI voči predloženým vyhláseniam (translation from German into Slovak language). právny obzor 2013, p. 543 - 566.

Straus, Joseph: Preface to GUO Shoukang, Guoshoukang Faxue Wenxuan (Collected Works of GUO Shoukang on Jurisprudence - in Chinese). Beijing 2013, p. 6 - 8, ISBN 978-7-5130-1886-9.

Straus, Joseph: Tokkyo sei ni okeru koukyou no chitsujyo to zenryou no fuzoku (Ordre Public and Morality Issues in Patent Eligibility). In: Takenaka, Toshiko (Eds.): Gendai chiteki zaisan hou kouza 3 chiteki zaisan hou no kokusai teki kousaku (Global Interface between Japanese and Foreign Intellectual Property Systems). New Intellectual Property Law Lecture Series Volume 3, Nippon Hyoronsha Co. Ltd. p. 295 - 330.

Straus, Joseph: Patent Application as an Abuse of Dominant Market Position under Article 82 EC Treaty? (in Chinese). In: IP and Competition Law Review, forthcoming.

Straus, Joseph: A Marriage of Convenience: World Economy and Intellectual Property From 1990 to 2012. In: AIPLA Quarterly Journal, 40th Anniversary Issue, 2012, Volume 40, Nr. 4, p. 633 - 683.

Straus, Joseph: Zuowei zhuanlifa wenti zhi jiyin ziyuan qiyuan de shuoming (Angabe des Ursprungs genetischer Ressourcen als Problem des Patentrechts). In: Xiaohai, Liu (Eds.): Deguo zhishichanquan lilun yu jingdian panli yanjiu (Theorie des geistigen Eigentums in Deutschland und Untersuchung klassischer Fälle). Peking, Zhishi chanquan chubanshe, 2012, p. 19 - 29.

Straus, Joseph: EPC Article 105(1) Practice Curtails Interveners’ Rights. In: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2012, Volume 7, Nr. 11, p. 801 - 804.

Straus, Joseph: Plant Variety Protection. In: Basedow, Jürgen / Klaus J. Hopt / Reinhard Zimmermann / Andreas Stier (Eds.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law. Oxford, Oxford University Press, Vol. II, 2012, p. 1281 - 1285.

Straus, Joseph: Patent Law. In: Basedow, Jürgen / Klaus J. Hopt / Reinhard Zimmermann / Andreas Stier (Eds.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law. Oxford, Oxford University Press, Vol. II, 2012, p. 1255 - 1259.

Straus, Joseph: Utility Model. In: Basedow, Jürgen / Klaus J. Hopt / Reinhard Zimmermann / Andreas Stier (Eds.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law. Oxford, Oxford University Press, Vol. II, 2012, p. 1758 - 1762.

Straus, Joseph: European Patent. In: Basedow, Jürgen / Klaus J. Hopt / Reinhard Zimmermann / Andreas Stier (Eds.): Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law. Oxford, Oxford University Press, Vol. I, 2012, p. 628 - 634.

Straus, Joseph: Das Regime des European Telecommunications Standards Institute – ETSI: Grundsätze, Anwendbares Recht und die Wirkung der ETSI gegenüber abgegebenen Erklärungen. In: Sikirič, H. / V. Bouček / D. Babić (Eds.): Liber Amicorum Krešimir Sajko. Zagreb, Pravni Fakultet Sveučilešta u Zagrebu, 2012, p. 45 - 78.

Straus, Joseph: Baiocchi, Enzo: Der Schutz bekannter Marken unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der zivilrechtlichen Sanktionen - Eine Rechtsvergleichung zwischen dem deutsch-europäischen und dem brasilianisch-südamerikanischen Markenrecht. , In: Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte 2012, p. 375 - 376.

Straus, Joseph / F. K. Beier / K. Haertel / G. Schricker (Eds.): Europäisches Patentübereinkommen, Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, 29. Lieferung, December 2011. Köln etc., Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2012.

Straus, Joseph: Quality of Performance of the European Patent Office with Special Emphasis on Patent Applications Claiming Priority of PR China – Study prepared in the framework of the IPR-2 project of the European Commission (September 2011).

Straus, Joseph: Das Regime des European Telecommunications Standards Institute – ETSI: Grundsätze, anwendbares Recht und die Wirkung der ETSI gegenüber abgegebenen Erklärungen. In: GRUR Int, 2011, p. 469 - 480.

Straus, Joseph: Teaching Patents. In: Takagi, Y. / L. Allman / E. A. Sinjela (Eds.): Teaching of Intellectual Property. Cambridge University Press, 2011, p. 12 - 30.

Straus, Joseph: The Impact of the New World Order on Economic Development.: The Role of the Intellectual Property Rights System (Anuario Andino de Derechos Intelectuales 2010). Lima, Palestra Editores p. 59 - 73.

Straus, Joseph / Peter Meier-Beck: Leading Court Cases on European Intellectual Property, Tongji IP Series, Ministry of Commerce of PR China and the European Union . Beijing, Intellectual Property Publishing House, 2011.

Straus, Joseph: Zur Patentierung humaner embryonaler Stammzellen in Europa. In: Tag, Brigitte (Eds.): Lebensbeginn im Spiegel des Medizinrechts. Baden-Baden, Nomos Publisher, 2011, p. 115 - 147.

Straus, Joseph: The Role of Digital Rights Management (DRM) Technology in Contemporary Copyright. In: Renmin University of China (Eds.): International Forum on the Centennial of Chinese Copyright Legislation (Thesis Compilation). Beijing 2010, p. 728 - 732.

Straus, Joseph: Patent Application Obstacle for Innovation and Abuse of Dominant Market Position under Article 102 TFEU?. In: Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2010, Volume 1, Nr. 3, p. 189 - 201.

Straus, Joseph: Review of Plomer, Aurora / Paul Torremans: Embryonic Stem Cell Patents – European Law and Ethics. Oxford / New York, Oxford University Press, 2009, 433, In: GRUR Int, Nr. 1104, p. 1106, 2010.

Straus, Joseph: Zur Patentierung humaner embryonaler Stammzellen in Europa – Verwendet die Stammzellforschung menschliche Embryonen für industrielle oder kommerzielle Zwecke?. In: GRUR Int, 2010, p. 911 - 923. 2010.

Straus, Joseph / S. Klopschinski: Yinhang shichang weiji xia de shangyebanfa baohu he qita zhuanlifa wenti (The Issus of Patent Law fort he Protection of Business Methods in the Environment of Current Finance Crises). In: Department of Treaty and Law, State Intellectual Proeprty Office of Peoples Republic of China (Eds.): The Research on Patent Law. 2009, p. 114 - 133.

Straus, Joseph: The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy. Springer Verlag, 2009.

Straus, Joseph: Sortenschutz. In: Basedow, J. / K.J. Hopt / R. Zimmermann (Eds.): Handwörterbuch des europäischen Privatrechts (Band 2). Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2009, p. 1416 - 1421.

Straus, Joseph: Patentrecht. In: Basedow, J. / K.J. Hopt / R. Zimmermann (Eds.): Handwörterbuch des europäischen Privatrechts (Band 2). Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2009, p. 1136 - 1140.

Straus, Joseph: Gebrauchsmusterrecht. In: Basedow, J. / K.J. Hopt / R. Zimmermann (Eds.): Handwörterbuch des europäischen Privatrechts (Band 1). Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2009, p. 636 - 641.

Straus, Joseph: Europäisches Patent – Gemeinschaftspatent. In: Basedow, J. / K.J. Hopt / R. Zimmermann (Eds.): Handwörterbuch des europäischen Privatrechts (Band 1). Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2009, p. 543 - 548.

Straus, Joseph: Der Schutz von Geschäftsmethoden und andere patentrechtliche Fragestellungen im Lichte der aktuellen Finanzmarktkrise.: Festschrift für Peter Mes zum 65. Geburtstag. München, C.H. Beck, 2009, p. 327 - 351.

Straus, Joseph: Vorwort. In: Straus, J. / P. Ganea / Y.-C. Shin (Eds.): Patentschutz und Stammzellforschung – Internationale und rechtsvergleichende Aspekte. Berlin / Heidelberg, Springer, 2009, p. V - XII.

Straus, Joseph: Gebietsbeschränkte Übertragung von Patenten und Patentportfolios und Erschöpfung des Patentrechts in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. In: Hilty, R.M. / Josef Drexl / Wilhelm Nordemann (Eds.): Schutz von Kreativität und Wettbewerb – Festschrift für Ullrich Loewenheim zum 75. Geburtstag. München, C.H. Beck, 2009, p. 309 - 321.

Straus, Joseph: Preface. In: Straus, J. (Eds.): The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy. Berlin / Heidelberg, Springer, 2009, p. V - IX.

Straus, Joseph: Vorwort (Foreword). In: Pensa, Dunja Jadek (Eds.): Znamka, njen ugled in varstvo. Ljubljana, Uradni list, 2009, p. 17 - 19.

Straus, Joseph: Zur Rolle klinischer Versuche beim Zustandekommen von sog. Auswahlerfindungen, in: Ch. , (Eds.), , Publisher 2009, S. 471-484. In: Osterrieth, Ch. / M. Köhler / K. Haft (Eds.): Patentrecht – Festschrift für Thomas Reimann zum 65. Geburtstag. Carl Heymanns, 2009, p. 471 - 484.

Straus, Joseph: Opening Address. In: Straus, J. (Eds.): The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy. Berlin / Heidelberg, Springer, 2009, p. XV - XVI.

Straus, Joseph / P. Goldstein: Straus, Joseph: Introduction, Intellectual Property in Asia. In: Goldstein, P. / J. Straus (Eds.): Intellectual Property in Asia, Law, Economics, History and Politics. Berlin / Heidelberg, Springer, 2009, p. V - XI.

Straus, Joseph: Patentanmeldung als Missbrauch der marktbeherrschenden Stellung nach Artikel 82 EGV?. In: GRUR Int, 2009, p. 93 - 106.

Straus, Joseph: Is the Patent System Fit to meet the needs of the "Triple Helix" Alliance?. In: Eder, M. (Eds.): Festschrift "20 Jahre Europäische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste. Weimar, VDG Verlag, 2009, p. 371 - 385.

Straus, Joseph: Priority Right, 35 U.S.C. § 102 (d) Bar and the TRIPS Obligations of the USA: A Last Chance to Analyze the Issue. In: Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, 2009, Volume 91, Nr. 6, p. 375 - 397.

Straus, Joseph: O Impacto da Nova Ordem Mundial no Desenvolvimento Econômico – O Papel do Regime do Direitos de Propriedade Intelectual. In: IDS – Instituto Dannemann Siemsen de Estudos Juridicos e Técnicos (Eds.): Propiedade Intelectual: Plataforma o Desenvolvimento. Rio de Janeiro, Livraria e Editora Renovar, 2009, p. 123 - 154.

Straus, Joseph / P. Ganea and Y.-C. Shin: 26. Patentschutz und Stammzellforschung – Internationale und rechtsvergleichende Aspekte. Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer Publisher, 2009.

Straus, Joseph / Goldstein, Paul: Intellectual Property in Asia: Law, Economics, History and Politics. Berlin-Heidelberg, Springer Verlag, 2009.

Straus, Joseph: Intellectual Property vs. Academic Freedom? A Complex Relationship within the Innovation Ecosystem. In: Engwall, L. / D. Weaire (Eds.): The University and the Market. London, Portland Press, 2008, p. 53 - 65.

Straus, Joseph: How to Break the Deadlock Preventing a Fair and Rational Use of Biodiversity?. In: The World Intellectual Property Journal, 2008, Volume 11, Nr. 4, p. 229 - 295.

Straus, Joseph: Is the Patent System Fit to Meet the Needs of the "Triple Helix" Alliance?. In: Pan'an Foundation for Intellectual Property Education (Eds.): Opportunities and Challenges for Intellectual Property – Taiwan, Mainland China, and International Intellectual Property Development (Essays in Honor of the Retirement of Professor Paul C.B. Liu). Taipei, Angle Publishing, 2008, p. 179 - 206.

Straus, Joseph: The Scope of Protection Conferred By European Patents on Transgenic Plants and on Methods for Their Production. In: Bakardjieva-Engelbrekt, A. / U. Bernitz / B. Domeij / A. Kur / P.J. Nordell (Eds.): Festskrift til Marianne Levin. Norstedts Juridik Publisher, 2008, p. 643 - 657.

Straus, Joseph: Is there a Global Warming of Patents? (enlarged Version). In: The Journal of World Intellectual Property, 2008, Volume 11, Nr. 1, p. 58 - 63.

Straus, Joseph: Teaching Patents in. In: Takagi, Y. / L. Allman / E. A. Sinjela (Eds.): Teaching of Intellectual Property. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008, p. 13 - 32.

Straus, Joseph: Global Warming of Patents? (in Japanese). In: Chizaiken (IIP) Forum, 2007, Volume 71, p. 1.

Straus, Joseph / Nina Klunker: Harmonisierung des inernationalen Patentrechts. In: GRUR Int., 2007, Nr. 2, p. 91 - 184.

Straus, Joseph: Prior Informed Consent and European Patent Law. In: Korean Intellectual Property Office (Eds.): Learned Papers on Intellectual Property: KIPO’s 30th Anniversary Publication II. Daejon 2007, p. 397 - 417.

Straus, Joseph: Recursos de Pré-concessão e Revisão Pós-concessão no Âmbito da Convenção Sobre a Patente Européia. In: Rodrigues jr., E.B. / F. Polido (Eds.): Propriedade Intelectual – Novos Paradigmas Internacionais, Conflitos e Desafios. Rio de Janeiro, Elsevier Editora Ltda., 2007, p. 3 - 18.

Straus, Joseph: The Scope of Protection Conferred By European Patents on Transgenic Plants and on Methods for Their Production. In: Bakardjieva-Engelbrekt, A. / P.J. Nordell (Eds.): Festskrift in Honour of Marianne Levin. Stockholm 2007, p. 639 - 653.

Straus, Joseph: The Impact of the New World Order on Economic Development - The Role of Intellectual Property Rights. In: European Review, 2007, Volume ERW 15.1, p. 47 - 63.

Straus, Joseph: Patenting of Biomaterial – A New Colonialism or Technology Transfer to the Mutual Benefit?. In: Zhishi chanquan chubanshe (Publisher on Intellectual Property) (Eds.): "Zhuanlifa yanjiu 2006" (Studies on Patent Law 2006). 2007, p. 52 - 82.

Straus, Joseph: Neighbouring Rights: National and International Developments. In: Mohr, Siebeck (Eds.): International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Vol. 14, Copyright and Industial Property. Tübingen 2006, p. 3 - 33.

Straus, Joseph: Priority Right, 35 U.S.C. Section 102 (d) Bar and the TRIPS Obligations of the USA - A last Chance to Analyze the Issue?. In: Ahrens, Bornkamm, Kunz-Hallstein (Eds.): Festschrift für Eike Ullmann. Juris Verlag, 2006, p. 515 - 544.

Straus, Joseph: Access to Patented Plant Material for Plant Breeders - The Problem and the German Solution, Recent Development of the Academic Disputes on the Intellectual Peoperty Laws and the Competition Law. In: Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (Eds.): Publication of Articles in Commemoration of the 70th Bithday of Professor Dr. Nobuo MONYA. 2006, p. 1310 - 1298.

Straus, Joseph: The concept and meaning of quality in the European patent system. In: European Patent Office (Eds.): Conference Proceedings "Quality in the European Patent System", The Hague, 21. & 22. November 2005. München 2006.

Straus, Joseph: O ulozi intlektualne svojine u novom svetskom ekonomskom poredku (On the Role of Intellectual Property in the New World Economic Order). In: Evropski pravnik (European Lawyer), 01.10.06, p. 25-42.

Straus, Joseph: Good Bye and Good Luck Programme Committee. In: AIPPI Newsletter, 2006, Volume 21/3-06, p. 8.

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Lectures:

04.11.14 The Scope of the EU "Bolar" Exemption – An Analysis of Astellas v. Polpharma

Seminar "Protection of Medicinal Innovation"

  • Location: Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw
23.10.14 Patents as Determinants for Research, Innovation and Investment, Conference: Il ruolo strategico del sistema metalmeccanico italiano: dai metalli alla meccatronica
  • Location: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
10.07.14 Grace Period – A Matter of Patent Law Harmonization and International Trade Distortion

JPO – AIPPI – FICPI "Tegernsee Symposium" focused on Grace Period, organized by Japan Patent Office

  • Location: Hotel Okura, Tokyo
 
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26.06.14 Unitary Patent System in EU: Filing Strategy for Foreign Applicants
  • Location: University of Pretoria, Pretoria
24.04.14 - 
25.04.14
Report on Activities of the Permanent Working Group on IP since the last ALLEA General Assembly (29-30 April 2013)

15th ALLEA General Assembly

The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters

  • Location: Oslo
14.04.14 Unitary Patent System in EU: Filing Strategy for Taiwanese Applicants

EU-Taiwan 2014 Seminar on Patent System

  • Location: International Conference Hall, Taipei
11.04.14 Moderator and Panelist, Session V: Latest Trends of International IPR & Industrial Strategy

AUTM Asia 2014 Conference: Opportunities and Challenges for Asia Emerging Markets – From Innovation to Start-Up

  • Location: Hyatt Conference Center, Taipei
04.12.13 The Role of Courts for Sustainable Innovation - As Predominantly Reflected in Case Law on Patentable Subject Matter

2013 Tongji Global Intellectual Property Forum

  • Location: Tongji IP Institute, Tongji University, Shanghai
03.12.13 Ten years of Tongji IP Institute, Address on the occasion of the 10. Anniversary of Tongji IP Institute
  • Location: Tongji University, Shanghai
03.12.13 The Role of Courts for Sustainable Innovation - As Predominantly Reflected in Case Law on Patentable Subject Matter

2013 Tongji Global Intellectual Property Forum

  • Location: Tongji IP Institute, Tongji University, Shanghai
19.11.13 Recent Global Patent Cases and Their Implications

Conference on "Creating and Leveraging Intellectual Property in Developing Countries

Organized by Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa, National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) and Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)’s

  • Location: Durban
19.11.13 How Can Developing Countries Transition from a Resource to a Knowledge-based Economy?

Conference on "Creating and Leveraging Intellectual Property in Developing Countries

Organized by Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa, National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) and Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)’s

  • Location: Durban
15.11.13 Recent Developments in the Area of Computer Implemented Inventions in Europe and the USA - A Brief Patent Law Perspective
  • Location: University of Western Cape, Cape Town
15.11.13 European and US Courts and Modern Technologies. Recent Developments in the Area of Biotechnology
  • Location: University of Western Cape, Cape Town
14.11.13 Status Quo and Measures to be Undertaken to Improve the Innovation Performance in South Africa
  • Location: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa, Pretoria
23.10.13 Courts as Pacemakers of Innovation - As Reflected in Case Law on Patentable Subject Matter

2013 International Judicial Symposium "The Role of Courts in IP and Innovation"

  • Location: The Supreme Court of Korea, Seoul
11.10.13 European and US Courts and Modern Technologies, Recent Developments in the Area of Biotechnology

ALLEA International Conference "The Grace Period and Topical Issues of Intellectual Property"

  • Location: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev
10.10.13 Grace Period – A Topic of Harmonization of Patent Law Since 30 years

ALLEA International Conference "The Grace Period and Topical Issues of Intellectual Property"

  • Location: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev
08.10.13 Max-Planck Innovation Corporation. Experience from some 40 years

SARIMA 2013 Conference

  • Location: Cape Town
17.09.13 The Threat of Globalization and Europe's Clouded Relationship with Technology and Intellectual Property

Plenary Debate "The European Challenge in Uncertain Futures"

The Academia Europaea 25th Anniversary Conference

  • Location: Wroclaw
30.08.13 The Patent System – Conceived for a Mechanical World, but Applied in a Digital One?

IPOS – EPO Patent Conference (IEPC) 2013 "Patents in a Digital Economy"

  • Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
26.06.13 Patentierbarkeit biotechnologischer Erfindungen - Rechtlicher Rahmen/Aktuelle Rechtsprechung in Europa und den USA
  • Location: Bardehle IP Akademie, Munich
24.06.13 Die neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung, geistiges Eigentum und die Herausforderungen für Europa
  • Location: GRUR Bezirksgruppe West, Düsseldorf
21.06.13 Patents in Life Sciences - Pros and Cons - Lessons from the US and Europe
  • Location: Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
20.06.13 The Role of Academic Community in Modern Innovation Ecosystem
  • Location: Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
19.06.13 The Scope of Protection in Plant Related Patents - From a European Perspective
  • Location: Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
17.05.13 World Economy and Intellectual Property between 1990 and 2013 – The Role of Academics in Developing Intellectual Property

Conference "Disputes About Intellectual Property"

  • Location: Jagiellonian University, Krakow
23.04.13 Medicine Between Ethics and Scientific Progress: How Much Ethics Needs Medicine, How Much Ethics Can it Afford? The tense Relationship Between Patents and Ethics

Koc Üniversitesi, Law School – Semahat Arsel International Business Law Implementation and Research Center

  • Location: Istanbul
19.04.13 World Economy and Intellectual Property between 1990 and 2013 – The Role of Academics in Developing Intellectual Property

"Cross Boarder Cooperative Innovation and Intellectual Property", 2013 Sino-German Conference

  • Location: Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
23.03.13 Medicine Between Scientific Advances and Ethics – How Much Ethics Medicine Needs, How Much Ethics Can Medicine AffordX?

22nd Symposium on Medicine and Law: The Right to Life and to Dignified Death, Ethics in Medical Science

  • Location: University of Maribor, Maribor
  • Language: Slovene
25.02.13 Die neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung, geistiges Eigentum und die Herausforderungen für Europa
  • Location: GRUR Bezirksgruppe Nord, Hamburg
23.01.13 Der Schutz des geistigen Eigentums und die Herausforderungen für Europa

Frankfurter Gesellschaft für Handel, Industrie und Wissenschaft

  • Location: Frankfurt am Main
06.12.12 Grace Period: Should Europe Reform its Rules? The Paneuropean Intellectual Property Summit (Patents)

Organized by Premier Cercle

  • Location: Brussels
28.11.12 Patents in Life Sciences - Pros and Cons - An Introduction

Conference “A Search for Best Practices, Challenges at the Leading Edge: The Courts, Practitioners,  Clients, and Investors”, organized by BioDeutschland, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the US Federal Circuit Bar Association

  • Location: Berlin
21.11.12 Patentierung humaner pluripotenter Stammzellen nach der Brüstle-Entscheidung des GHEU, Rechtliche und faktische Konsequenzen

Sitzung des Ethic Advisory Board – Novartis – Universität Bonn

  • Location: Bonn
15.11.12 Die neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung, geistiges Eigentum und die Herausforderungen für Europa

Bezirksgruppe Frankfurt/Main der Deutschen Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht

  • Location: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main
18.10.12 Patentierung humaner pluripotenter Stammzellen nach der Brüstle-Entscheidung des GHEU, Rechtliche und faktische Konsequenzen

Karlsruher Dialog Technik und Recht „BioPatente – Motor oder Bremse des technischen Fortschritts“, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

  • Location: Karlsruhe
20.09.12 Patents for Plant Related Innovation - The Current Legal Situation and Possible Solutions

CIOPORA Conference on Patents and Modern PBRs in Horicultural Breeding

  • Location: Venlo
14.09.12 „Pros and Cons on Grace Period“, „A Pro-Pleading“

Meeting at European Commission, DG Connect

  • Location: Brussels
05.09.12 Intellectual Property and Academic Community in the Changed Global Economic Environment

South African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) Conference

  • Location: Port Elizabeth
03.09.12 Intellectual Property as an Important Pilar of Innovation
  • Location: University of South Africa (UNISA) Pretoria Campuses
30.08.12 National Substantive Patent Examination in the Changed Global IP Landscape - An Academic Perspective

Round Table Discussion on Substantive Patent Examination, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

  • Location: Pretoria
28.07.12 Court of Justice of the EU - Stem Cell Patents and Article 27 (2) TRIPS

20th CASRIP Anniversary – 2012 High-tech Protection Summit

  • Location: University of Washington School of Law, Seattle
11.07.12 Patentierung humaner pluripotenter Stammzellen nach der Brüstle-Entscheidung des GHEU

Rechtliche und faktische Konsequenzen, Hogan Lovells Münchner Patentrechtsgespräche 2012

  • Location: Munich
10.02.12 Patentierbarkeit menschlicher Stammzellen in europäischer Gesetzgebung und Rechtsprechung

Symposium “Patentrecht in der Biomedizin – Das Beispiel der Stammzellen”

  • Location: Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
02.02.12 The Soybean Case and the Adequate Scope of Protection of Gene Related Patents

College of Law, Seminar Series, The Department of Mercantile Law

  • Location: University of South Africa, Pretoria
14.12.11 A Qualified Openness: Commercial Value and Confidentiality

“Discovery  Reinvented? The Promise of European Open Science” a Royal Society event

  • Location: The Centre, Brussels, Belgium
09.12.11 The Soybean Case and the Adequate Scope of Protection of Gene Related Patents

Forum Institute Conference “IP Protection for Plant Innovation 2011”

  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
29.11.11 Stem Cell Patents and the European Court of Justice

International Conference "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine; Uppsala University, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and Länsstyrelsen Uppsala Län

  • Location: University of Uppsala, Sweden
29.10.11 IP Issues & Policy in Europe

2011 Tongji Global Intellectual Property Forum

  • Location: Tongji University, Shanghai
04.10.11 The New World Economic Order as Challenge for Innovation in Europe

Round Table "Innovation Europe: Interaction Between Public and Corporate Governance"

  • Location: Polish Ministry of Economy, Warsaw, Poland
19.09.11 Education and Capacity Development for IP and Innovation in Developing Countries - Some Lessons from Germany

Conference "Accellerating IP and Innovation in South Africa", organized by Department of Science and Technology of South Africa and by National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO)

  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
08.09.11 Green Biotechnology and Intellectual Property - An Ongoing Struggle for a Proper Balance

6th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association, Fine-Tuning IPR Debates

  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
03.08.11 New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The New Role of Intellectual Property

 8th International Workshop on Commercial Law of the University of South Africa (UNISA)

  • Location: Nedbank Head Office in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
22.07.11 The Role of U.S. Jurisprudence in Courts in Europe - From Shiny Model to Some Matter of Concern

2001 CASRIP High Technology Protection Summit Honouring Chief Judge Randall R. Rader

  • Location: University of Washington, Seattle, USA
29.06.11 Protection of Confidential Data - The European Situation

CIPIAGRI, First International Conference on Intellectual Property in Agriculture

  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
25.04.11 New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The New Role of Intellectual Property
  • Location: Institute of Intellectual Property, Xiamen University, China
23.04.11 New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The New Role of Intellectual Property

2011 IPR Nanhu Forum, International Conference on "Constructing the Innovative Country and IP Strategies"

  • Location: Zhongnan University of Economics & Law, Wuhan, China
04.04.11 New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The Role of Intellectual Property, Cornell University Law School
  • Location: Ithaca, New York
25.03.11 New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The Role of Intellectual Property

Workshop "Financing Innovation"

  • Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C., USA
10.12.10 - 
12.12.10
Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
  • Location: Haifa Law School, Israel
30.11.10 Laudatio anlässlich der Diesel-Medaille 2010 an die European Patent Academy, Deutsches Museum
  • Location: Munich, Germany
26.11.10 Munich the City of IP and Innovation - From a Global Perspective

Shanghai International IP Forum 2010 – Intellectual Property and Innovative Cities

  • Location: Shanghai, China
15.10.10 The Role of Digital Rights Management (DRM) Technology in Contemporary Copyright
  • Location: Beijing, China
24.09.10 Intellectual Property a Pillar of Innovation and Competitiveness
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
27.05.10 The European Economy in the Financial Crises – Panel Discussion Contribution
  • Location: Austria
14.05.10 Zur Patentierung humaner embryonaler Stammzellen in Europa - Verwendet die Stammzellforschung menschliche Embryonen für industrielle oder kommerzielle Zwecke?
  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
03.03.10 The Co-Existence of Plant Breeders’ Rights and Patents – Possible Solutions
  • Location: Sevilla, Spain
14.01.10 Patent Application as an Abuse of Dominant Market Position under Article 82 EC Treaty?
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
02.12.09 Intellectual Property Protection in Europe

The Third Tongji International Intellectual Property Forum

  • Location: Tongji University, Shanghai
27.11.09 Application of European Intellectual Property Experience in Emerging Countries

Conference "Intellectual Property Protection and Management"

  • Location: Beijing University, China
26.11.09 Promoting Access to Medicines Through Balancing Patent Rights and Responsibilities

Inaugural Ceremony of the Intellectual Property Institute of Renmin University of China

  • Location: Beijing
24.11.09 Does Stem Cell Research in Europe Use Human Embryos for Industrial or Commercial Purposes?

Meeting of the Novartis Advisory Board on Ethics

  • Location: Basel, Switzerland
17.11.09 Strategic Tasks of ALLEA Standing Committee on Intellectual Property Rights

ALLEA Extraordinary Strategy Meeting, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science

  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
04.11.09 Does Stem Cell Research in Europe Use Human Embryos for Industrial or Commercial Purposes? A Comment of EBA G 02/06 Decision"

ALLEA/Hungarian IP Office/World Science Forum Symposium "Intellectual Property rights in the European Research Area: Grand Challenges and New Opportunities

  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
04.11.09 Laudatio for Sir Professor Roger Elliott, Oxford

ALLEA, Hungarian Patent Office and the World Science Forum Symposium in Honour of Sir Roger Elliott

  • Location: Hungarian Patent Office, Budapest
24.10.09 Patent Application as an Abuse of Dominant Market Position under Article 82 EC Treaty?

Session "New Frontiers in Antitrust Liability: Abuses of Patent Settlements and Standard-Making", Congress of International League of Competition Law

  • Location: Vienna, Austria
07.10.09 The Role and Task of Science & Technology for Sustainable Development - an IP Lawyer’s Point of View

METI-JETRO Symposium 2009 "Boosting Science and Technology Through Industrial Collaboration 2009"

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
30.07.09 Business in the Global Eco-System: Initiatives to Foster Innovation

Keynote speech, Conference "Trading Ideas: The Future of IP in Asia and Pacific"

  • Location: Intellectual Property Office, Singapore
24.07.09 Scholarly Contribution to Comparative Patent Law by Martin Adelman

Patent System as Stimulus for Economy, 2009 High Technology Protection Summit, CASRIP

  • Location: Seattle, USA
20.07.09 Patent Law Harmonization - Do We Need a New International Patent Law?

Session "Intellectual Property Rights, Patents and Standards in Global Markets", 4th Transatlantic Market Conference - Transatlantic Cooperation for Growth and Employment

  • Location: Washington D.C., USA
14.07.09 Promoting Access to Medicines Through Balancing Patent Rights and Responsibilities

WIPO Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
02.07.09 Patents on Biomaterial
  • Location: Department for Mercantile Law of the University of South Africa, Pretoria
27.05.09 Patenting of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe after the WARF Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office

ESTOOLS Open Symposium on Stem Cell Science

  • Location: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
31.03.09 The Role of Intellectual Property in the Globalized Economy
  • Location: Grinnell College, Iowa, USA
12.02.09 Legal Protection of Biotech Inventions and Medicines in the USA and Europe

Keynote speech, International Conference on Biotech Medicines Innovations in Developing Countries: IP Protection and Regulations for Safety and Efficacy

  • Location: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan
17.01.09 Clouds on European IP Sky & The (Weather) Forecast

Conference on EU IP Enforcement: Present and Future

  • Location: Waseda Law School, Tokyo, Japan
Biotechnology and Patents from a European Perspective

Salzburg Global Seminar

  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
02.12.08 The Importance of IP Teaching in Universities

Conference Disseminating IP Knowledge in Universities, European Patent Office

  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
21.10.08 Zur Rolle des Rechts und der Ethik in der Globalisierten Wirtschaft

Münchener Wissenschaftstage

  • Location: Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany
Clouds on European IP Sky & The (Weather) Forecast

Conference on EU IP Enforcement: Present and Future

  • Location: Waseda Law School, Tokyo, Japan
01.10.08 Perspectives on Biotechnology Patents: Laws and Regulations in Europe

Biolatina 2008: Biotechnology in Latin America; 8th Latin-American Congress: Fair on Biotechnology; 4th Brazilian Congress on Biotechnology

  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Clouds on European IP Sky & The (Weather) Forecast

Conference on EU IP Enforcement: Present and Future

  • Location: Waseda Law School, Tokyo, Japan
25.09.08 Abuse of Patents and Forfeiture of Claims, Counter Claims for Damages for Malicious Litigation, EU-China Workshop on the Chinese Patent Law
  • Location: Harbin
25.09.08 Compulsory Licensing – Introduction to the Role and Limitations

EU-China Workshop on the Chinese Patent Law

  • Location: Harbin, China
24.09.08 Definition of Novelty, Novelty Criteria & Other Issues

EU-China Workshop on the Chinese Patent Law

  • Location: Harbin, China
27.08.08 Development and Development Agenda Anomalies or Complements?

SFIR & AIPPI Sweden 100 Years Centennial Celebration

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
25.07.08 Exhaustion of Patent Rights – Recent Developments in Europe

CASRIP High Technology Summit 2008

  • Location: University of Washington, Seattle, USA
16.06.08 Biomedicine and Patents, The European Approach

Conference "Law Meets Industry: Biosciences Patents"

  • Location: University of Haifa, Isreal
09.06.08 - 11.06.08 The Strategic Importance of Patenting After TRIPS in Europe and Beyond

Conference "Intellectual Property and Development", SWISSCAM Brazil, Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce

  • Location: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia
28.05.08 Internationale Harmonisierung des Patentrechts: Möglichkeiten – Vor- und Nachteile für Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft

Expertengespräch "Schutz und Nutzungsrechte in Forschungskooperationen zwischen Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft", Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
22.05.08 - 23.05.08 Opening of the Conference "The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy"

Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • Location: Munich, Germany
24.04.08 Patenting and Licensing in Genetic Testing

Workshop of the European Society of Human Genetics

  • Location: Royal Belgium Academy of Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
07.04.08 International Protection of Intellectual Property Beyond TRIPS
  • Location: Cornell University School of Law, Ithaca, New York, USA
29.02.08 Bilaterale Verträge und bessere Koordination als Mittel der TRIPS-Fortschreibung

Internationales Fachhearing "Der Schutz Geistigen Eigentums in einer Globalisierten Welt", jointly organized by the Bavarian State Government and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)

  • Location: Munich, Germany
31.01.08 The Strategic Importance of Patenting after TRIPS in Europe and Beyond

Seminar "Patent Policy in Europe and Turkey"

  • Location: University of Ankara Law School, Turkey
30.01.08 The Strategic Importance of Patenting after TRIPS in Europe and Beyond

Seminar "The Importance of Intellectual Property for Companies",

  • Location: Università IULM Feltre, Italy
19.12.07 The Impact of TRIPS on Global Economics

European Patent Academy Public Seminar: "The Industrial Property Business"

  • Location: European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
Patenting and Licensing in Genetic Testing

Workshop of the European Society of Human Genetics

  • Location: Royal Belgium Academy of Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
22.11.07 Is There a "Global Warming of Patents"?

"Managing, Financing and Protecting Innovation", International Conference on the Occasion of the Fourth Venice Award for Intellectual Property Culture, jointly organized by the European Patent Office, the Italian Patent and Trademark Office and Venice International University

  • Location: San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy
15.11.07 Patents and Biotechnology

WIPO International Seminar on the Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Economic and Social Development, organized by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)

  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
02.11.07 Intellectual Property/Academic Freedom? A complex Relationship within the Innovation Ecosystem

International Symposium "The University in the Market Place" organized by Academia Europaea and Wenner-Gren Foundation

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
26.10.07 IP Infrastructures in Asia's Emerging Markets, The Industrial Property Perspective,

The 5th Shanghai International IP Forum: The Impact of WTO TRIPS Agreement on the Economic Development of Asian Countries

  • Location: Shanghai, China
25.10.07 Patents on Human Embryonic Stem Cells and on Transgenic Plants - What have they in Common?

Discussion of some European Dilemmas

  • Location: University for Law and Economics, Wuhan, China
19.09.07 Patents on Human Embryonic Stem Cells and on Transgenic Plants - What have they in Common?

Discussion of some European Dilemmas

  • Location: Scuola Superiore di Catania, Italy
21.07.07 Ethical Issues in Patenting Human Embryonic Stem Cells - A European Problem?

CASRIP High Technology Protection Summit

  • Location: Seattle, USA
10.07.07 Patenting of Genes and Exploiting as well as Enforcing such Patents in Europe as Compared with the US

Session on Gene Patents and Licensing Practices; Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society

  • Location: US Department of Health, Washington D.C., USA
06.07.07 The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy

Senate, European Academy of Sciences and Arts

  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
13.06.07 Patentierung von humanen embryonalen Stammzellen - Gegenwärtiger Stand

30. Sitzung der Zentralen Ethik-Kommission für Stammzellenforschung (ZES), Robert-Koch-Institut

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
24.05.07 Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Goods - Reconciling National Security and Economic Development - A Challenge for the G8

The German Marshall Fund of the United States and Alfred Herrhausen Society's Conference

  • Location: Berlin, Germany
18.04.07 - 19.04.07 The Impact of GATT 94 and TRIPS on Economic Development - Not Development Agenda

European Patent Forum

  • Location: European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
27.03.07 China and India - The Two New Players in the Intellectual Property Game
  • Location: Washington D.C., USA
16.02.07 Flexibilities in the Patent System

Colloquium on Selected Patent Issues; George Washington University Law School, World Intellectual Property Organization

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
15.12.06 On the Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy

Brainstorming Meeting of Easa Members

  • Location: Munich, Germany
16.11.06 - 17.11.06 Intellectual Property and Development: Innovation, IP Law and its Impact on Social, Cultural and Economic Development: Perspectives from India, Europe and WIPO

International Seminar on INtellectual Property Education and Research

  • Location: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India
27.10.06 - 28.10.06 Die Patentierung von humanen embryonalen Stammzellen - einrechtsvergleichender Überblick

Symposium "Patentierbarkeit der Forschungsergebnisse im Zusammenhang mit humanen embryonalen Stammzellen"

  • Location: Chungnam National University Research Center for Intellectual Property, Daejeon, Korea
11.10.06 The Role of IPRs in the New World Economic Order

40th Congress of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual property (AIPPI)

  • Location: Göteborg, Sweden
22.09.06 Patents on God's Creation - To Whose Benefit?

Analysis, Exploitation and Conservation of Biodiversity, Annual Meeting 2006 of the German Association for Gene Diagnostics (AGD e.V.)

  • Location: Cologne, Germany
22.09.06 Harmonisierung des internationalen Patentrechts

Symposium "25 Jahre Deutsch-Chinesische Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet des Geistigen Eigentums"

  • Location: Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, Munich, Germany
21.09.06 Der Einfluss von GATT und TRIPS auf die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung

Bird & Bird Patentseminar

  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Chairman Session Intellectual Property Rights to Work for All

Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum

  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
07.09.06 Panel Quality Issues in the Patent System

1st EPIP Conference of the EPIP Association on "Policy, Law and Economics of Intellectual Property"

  • Location: European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
24.08.06 Schränkt der Patentschutz für Gensequenzen die Freiheit der Forschung ein?

Diskussionsabend der Stiftung "Forschung für Leben", Collegium Helveticum

  • Location: Zürich, Switzerland
18.07.06 Stem Cell Research and Stem Cell Patenting in Europe

2nd EuroScience Open Forum

  • Location: Munich, Germany
12.06.06 - 14.06.06 The Impact of GATT and TRIPS on Economic Development

First CEI International Conference on Transfer in Life Sciences, A North-South Dialogue

  • Location: Trieste, Italy
26.05.06 Patents and Biotechnology Development in Europe

Conference Biotechnology Patents and Policy: What's the Evidence?

  • Location: University of Alberta, Banff, Canada
25.05.06 The Impact of the New World Economic Order on Economic Development

Conference on the Role of the United States in World Intellectual Property Law

  • Location: The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, USA
17.05.06 How Effective are Research Exemptions in Patent Law? The German Experience

Research Use of Patented Inventions CSIC/OECD/OEPM Conference

  • Location: Madrid, Spain
15.05.06 Justifying Intellectual Property in the Society of Knowledge

Markets and Innovation in the Society of Knowledge; Center for Research on Markets, Innovation and Technology

  • Location: Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
03.03.06 Grace Period - First Real Chance after 70 Years

WIPO Open Forum on the Draft SPLT

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
03.03.06 Patenting of Genes and Life Forms, and the Impact of Patenting on Upstream Science

WIPO Open Forum on the Draft SPLT

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
20.01.06 Die Patentierung von humanen Stammzellen nach EU-Recht und in der Praxis des EPA

Tagung "Perspektiven und Risiken der Stammzelltherapie" der Europäischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste

  • Location: Munich, Germany
21.11.05 The Concept and Meaning of Quality in the European Patent System – An Academic View supported but by own thoughts

Conference on Quality in the European Patent System

  • Location: European Patent Office, The Hague, The Netherlands
10.11.05 IP Rights as Means of Appropriation and Distribution of Knowledge

World Science Forum “Knowledge, Ethics and Responsibility”

  • Location: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
07.09.05 Disclosure of Origin or Source of Genetic Resources & Associated Traditional Knowledge in Patent Application – Proposal of the European Community and its Member States

Conference BioJapan 2005

  • Location: Yokohama, Japan
06.09.05 TRIPS, TRIPS-plus or TRIPS-minus – Remarks on the Future of International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

The 22nd Congress on the Law of the World, "The Rule of Law and Harmony of International Society"; Supreme Court of China

  • Location: Beijing, China
01.07.05 Compound (DNA-Sequence) Protection Eroded? – An Academic Point of View

Seminar "Compound Protection and its Erosion in Germany: How Stable is it Elsewhere? – An International Assessment"; Vossius & Partner

  • Location: Munich, Germany
30.06.05 Challenges Faced by Academic Institutions in Teaching of Intellectual Property and Carrying out Intellectual Property Research

International Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Education and Research, World Intellectual Property Organization

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
14.06.05 Community Patents and Central Patent Enforcement in Europe

Annual Conference of Licensing Executive Society (LES)

  • Location: Munich, Germany
26.05.05 IP and Economic Development and other World Issues in IP

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Australian Group

  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
19.05.05 Protecting Biotechnological Inventions in Europe – Statutory Rules and Case Law

Tongji University

  • Location: Shanghai, China
10.05.05 Protecting Inventions in the Area of Biotechnology and Software in Europe

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

  • Location: Wuhan, China
09.05.05 The Impact of GATT and TRIPS on Economic Development of China

Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

  • Location: Wuhan, China
09.05.05 The New Circumstances of IP Protection and its Developing Tendencies and Hotspots

Delivered on the occasion of an award of Honorary Professorship, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

  • Location: Wuhan, China
25.04.05 Basic Issues of Patenting DNA Sequences and Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Slovenian Academy of Science and Art

  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
11.04.05 The Role of GATT and TRIPS for the Globalized Economy
  • Location: Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, NY, USA
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Courses:

2014 Managing Intellectual Property and Innovation

Distant learning courses

  • Location: Location: University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria
Winter
13/14
Advanced Topics on Law and Technology

Tsinghua University

  • Location: Peking
Winter 
13/14
European Patent Law

MIPLC

  • Location: München
 
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Summer
2014
Protection of Biotechnological lnventions
  • Location: Munich lntellectual Property Law Center
Spring
2014
Chemical and Biotech Patents
  • Location: George Washington University School of Law
Summer
2013
Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
  • Location: München
Spring 
2013
Biotechnology Patent and Chemical Patent Law
  • Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.
Winter 
12/13
European Patent Law
  • Location: München
Summer
2012
Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
  • Location: München
Spring 
2012
Biotechnology Patent and Chemical Patent Law
  • Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.
WS 10/11 European Patent Law
MIPLC
  • Location: München
SS 2011

23.05.11 -
24.05.11
Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
  • Location: München
23.03.11 -
07.04.11
Chemical and Biotech Patents
  • Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C., USA
10.12.10 Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
  • Location: Haifa Law School
WS 10/11

19.10.10 -
18.02.11

Schwerpunkte der neuesten Entwicklungen im Deutschen, Europäischen und Internationalen Patentrecht
  • Location: München
SS 2010

26.05.10 -
27.05.10
Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
  • Location: München
27.10.09 European Patent Law
MIPLC
  • Location: Munich, Germany
19.06.09 Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
  • Location: Munich, Germany
28.10.08 European Patent Law
MIPLC
  • Location: Munich, Germany
13.10.08 Vorlesung "Deutsches und Europäisches Patentrecht, Gebrauchsmusterrecht"
  • Location: LMU, Munich, Germany
30.06.08 Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
  • Location: Munich, Germany
15.10.07 Vorlesung "Deutsches und Europäisches Patentrecht, Gebrauchsmusterrecht"
  • Location: LMU, Munich, Germany
12.03.07 -
09.04.07
Chemical and Biotech Patents
George Washington University School of Law
  • Location: Washington, D.C., USA
19.11.07 -
21.11.07
European Patent Law
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
  • Location: Munich, Germany
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Participation in projects:

IP Infrastructures in Asian countries (zus. mit Prof. Paul Goldstein, Stanford)