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50th anniversary

Welcome!


On 1 March 1966 the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law commenced its work under the direction of Professor Eugen Ulmer. In 2016, therefore, the Institute, now the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding.

Since its inauguration, the Institute has carried out basic research on various aspects of intellectual property and competition law. It regularly advises national and international decision-makers on matters of politics and business and provides guidance for important legislative proposals. Today the focus of research at the Institute is on the framework conditions for innovation and competition and the legal and economic instruments that can be used to shape the processes involved. The contributions of the Institute´s economic and legal research address a multitude of important issues in this realm.

We would like to celebrate our 50th anniversary together with you in a two-day event befitting the occasion – a ceremony on the first day and an academic symposium on the second – and to take the opportunity to discuss the Institute’s previous research contributions and possible avenues for future research.

Your Dietmar Harhoff, Reto M. Hilty and Josef Drexl

Event Report

Selection of speeches and adresses

Photos of the Official Ceremony

Photos of the Academic Symposium

Program of the Official Ceremony

12 May 2016 | Official Ceremony | Imperial Hall, Munich Residence

15:30

Entry

16:00

Welcoming Remarks on behalf of the Institute

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Welcoming Remarks on behalf of the Max Planck Society

Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society

Musical Contribution to Copyright Law

Ceremonial Adresses

Ilse Aigner, MdL, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology

Dr. Georg Schütte, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Musical Contribution to Copyright Law

Opening speeches

Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, Chair of the Board of Trustees, President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office

Prof. Dr. Hans-W. Micklitz, Chair of the Academic Advisory Board, European University Institute

Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber, President of the University of Munich

Musical Contribution to Copyright Law

Keynote Speech

Prof. Peter Drahos, Ph.D., Australian National University

Musical Contribution to Copyright Law

18:30

Reception

Program of the Academic Symposium

13 May 2016 | Academic Symposium | Max Joseph Hall, Munich Residence

9:00

Welcome

9:15

Keynote

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D.

Panel Discussion

Dr. Heinrich Arnold, Senior Vice President, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Deutsche Telekom AG

Prof. Petra Moser, Ph.D., New York University School of Business, NYU Stern

Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Arnold Picot, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich

Moderation

Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl, University of Mannheim

10:45

Break

11:15

Keynote

Property
Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty

Panel Discussion

Alison Brimelow, CBE, President emerita, European Patent Office (EPO)

Prof. Dan L. Burk, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Prof. Dr. Michel Vivant, Sciences Po Law School, Paris

Moderation

Prof. Dr. Alexander Peukert, Goethe University Frankfurt

12:45

Lunch

14:00

Keynote

Innovation in Competition Law
Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl

Panel Discussion

Prof. Michal Gal, University of Haifa School of Law

Prof. Warren S. Grimes, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles 

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühn, Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), University of East Anglia

Moderation

Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun, University of Bayreuth

15:30

Break

16:00

Final Panel Discussion

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D.
Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty
Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl

Dr. Heinrich Arnold, Senior Vice President, Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Deutsche Telekom AG
Prof. Petra Moser, Ph.D., New York University School of Business, NYU Stern
Prof. Dan L. Burk, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Prof. Michel Vivant, Sciences Po Law School, Paris
Prof. Michal Gal, University of Haifa School of Law 
Prof. Warren S. Grimes, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles

Moderation

Dr. Gert Würtenberger, President of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)

17:20

Concluding Comments

Prof. Peter Drahos, Ph.D., Australian National University

17:30

Farewell