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Workshop  |  06/04/2018  —  06/06/2018

Munich Summer Institute 2018

9:00 a.m., Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

From June 4 to 6, 2018, the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management at TUM, the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization at LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will jointly organize the third Munich Summer Institute.

The Summer Institute will focus on three areas:

The goal of the Munich Summer Institute is to stimulate a rigorous in-depth discussion of a select number of research papers and to strengthen the interdisciplinary international research community in these areas. Researchers in economics, law, management and related fields at all stages of their career (from Ph.D. students to full professors) may attend the Munich Summer Institute as presenters in a plenary or a poster session, as discussants or as attendants. The Munich Summer Institute will feature three keynote lectures, 18 plenary presentations and a daily poster session (including a poster slam). Paper presentations will be grouped by topics, not discipline or method. The Munich Summer Institute will be held at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in the heart of Munich. Participation is by invitation only. The organizers will fund travel and hotel expenses for all plenary speakers and hotel expenses for all poster presenters and invited discussants.

Keynote speakers are:

Paper submission procedure

Researchers who would like to present a paper are invited to submit their paper online until February 15, 2018, at the MSI website. The Munich Summer Institute only considers papers which have not been published or accepted for publication at the date of submission. Paper selections will be announced in March 2018. The program of the Munich Summer Institute will be available on April 1, 2018. Final papers will be made available to conference participants on a protected website, and are due on May 1, 2018. Researchers who would like to attend the Munich Summer Institute without giving a presentation should contact one of the organizers by May 1, 2018.

Further information

Any questions concerning the Munich Summer Institute should be directed to Stefan Bechtold, Jörg Claussen, Dietmar Harhoff, Joachim Henkel or Tobias Kretschmer.

Presentation  |  02/05/2018  |  07:00 PM

MIPLC Lecture Series: IP Considerations for Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence

7:00 p.m., Sonia Cooper (Microsoft), Nicolas Schifano (Microsoft)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Marstallplatz 1 (Room E10)

If you plan on attending, we kindly request that you register by Wednesday, 24 January 2018 with Ms. Rosanna Würf (rosanna.wuerf(at)

For further information, please download the invitation.

Seminar  |  01/23/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Evaluation of a Policy Change Weakening Patents and its Patents and Heterogeneous Effect on Firm Innovation

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Elie Ji-Yun Sung (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of a decision weakening patents in light of the arguments made by stakeholders during the policymaking process. We show that the common belief that weaker patents lead to fewer innovations is wrong, while accounting for the heterogeneous patent-related strategies. Using a unique dataset on the entire population of French firms over 1995-2010 matched with their patents, we propose a cleaner test compared to previous literature using a measure closer to the concept of patenting propensity and a novel empirical approach. The arguments made by the Supreme Court and Amici in court documents show that the policy objectives are partially attained. While large firms in complex products industries reduce preemptive patenting, other firms use patents less as an appropriation mechanisms. Nevertheless, innovative activities remain high overall, due to the availability of alternative appropriation mechanisms and the spillovers allowed by weaker patents.

Contact Person: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Presentation  |  01/18/2018  |  06:30 PM

MIPLC Lecture Series: International Data Transfers and the Nexus Between Data Protection/Privacy & Trademark Law

06:30 - 08:00 p.m., Ray Thomas, Jr. (IBM), Mikołaj Rogowski (Intel)

This lecture will cover the intersection of data protection/privacy and trademarks, with a particular focus on the adverse effects that international data transfers have on brands.
Trademarks/brands are symbols that embody goodwill (e.g., the ability to attract and retain customers). As data is wildly labeled as the “new oil”, doubts regarding the security of personal data seem to be on everyone’s minds. Naturally, failures to prevent infringements of the individual’s right to privacy result in immeasurable brand damage and irreparable reputational harm, which lead to the loss of customers’ trust. Accordingly, this lecture will include a discussion on why international trademark/brand owners should be particularly aware of the legal rules governing data transfers outside of the European Economic Area. In particular, we will discuss the recent developments in the substance, proactive information governance strategies for taming “big data”, and the requirement to secure the “crown jewels” of the enterprise.

If you plan on attending, we kindly request that you register with Ms. Rosanna Würf  by Monday, 15 January 2018.

Seminar  |  01/10/2018  |  04:00 PM

TIME Colloquium

4:00 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

Seminar  |  01/09/2018  |  06:00 PM

Institute Seminar: Private Enforcement of Competition Law - a Comparative Study of EU, German and Chinese Law

6:00 p.m., Yukun Xiao

Moderation: Jörg Hoffmann

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Raum E10

Seminar  |  01/09/2018  |  10:00 AM

Brown Bag Seminar: Informal Intellectual Collaboration with Central Colleagues

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Michael Rose (University of Cape Town)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 101

When preparing a research article, academics engage in informal intellectual collaboration by asking other academics for feedback, which gives rise to a social network. We study whether informal intellectual collaboration with an academic who is more central in this social network results in a research article having higher scientific impact. To identify the effect of centrality changes of the most central commenter acknowledged on an article, we exploit deaths of scholars occurring somewhere in the network. We show that citation count increases by 1 citation if the most central commenter on the average article increases her Bonacich centrality by 2%. The effect is mediated by a decay in importance of more distance connections and robust to different network definitions.
To illustrate our results, we develop a structural model in which a positive externality from intellectual collaboration implies that collaborating with a more central colleague results in larger scientific impact of the research article.

Contact person: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Seminar  |  12/07/2017  |  06:00 PM

Institute Seminar: Balance bei der Überarbeitung der Durchsetzungsrichtlinie

6.00 - 7.30 p.m., Peter Slowinski

Moderation: Michael Neumann

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 101

Seminar  |  12/06/2017  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Venture Capital Research: Review and Mixed Methods Directions

12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Ludvig Levasseur (PSL-Université Paris-Dauphine)

Max Planck Institut for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

In this paper, we begin with a review of the venture capital (VC) literature. We then briefly present mixed methods research, which combines quantitative and qualitative data and exploratory and confirmatory analysis in one study, and an illustrative study on VC learning. We then suggest mixed methods-related directions for future VC research, addressing gaps in the relational, learning, and related aspects under research stream, and presenting a cross-disciplinary mixed methods-related approach. Lastly, we provide a short critical discussion on both methods and research practices. In doing so, we hope to stimulate entrepreneurship scholars’ interest in these underutilized methods.

Contact Person: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Kartellrechtszyklus  |  12/04/2017  |  07:00 PM

Kartellrechtsvortrag: Verbraucherschutz und Kartellrecht

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Prof. Dr. Carsten Becker (Bundeskartellamt), Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Zum Thema “Verbraucherschutz und Kartellrecht” sprechen aus der Perspektive des Bundeskartellamtes und der Wissenschaft Professor Dr. Carsten Becker, Bundeskartellamt, Vorsitzender der Beschlussabteilung Verbraucherschutz und Professor Dr. Rupprecht Podszun, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf.