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Seminar  |  07/12/2017  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Screening for Patent Quality: Examination, Fees, and the Courts

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Florian Schuett (Tilburg University)

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

To study how governments can improve the quality of patent screening, we develop an integrative framework incorporating four main policy instruments: patent office examination, pre- and post-grant fees, and challenges in the courts. We show that examination and pre-grant fees are complementary, and that pre-grant fees screen more e ectively than post-grant fees. Simulations of the model, calibrated on U.S. patent and litigation data, indicate that patenting is socially excessive and the patent oce does not e ectively weed out low-quality applications. We quantify the welfare effects of counterfactual policy reforms and show how they depend on the quality of the courts (co-authored with Mark Schankerman).


Contact Person: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Workshop  |  07/11/2017  —  07/12/2017

Patent Declaration Workshop

Axel Metzger (Humboldt University Berlin), Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (on invitation)

Grimm-Zentrum, Berlin

Conference  |  07/08/2017  |  09:30 AM

Alumni-Annual Meeting: Der europäische Binnenmarkt im regionalen, lokalen und globalen Kontext

9:30 a.m., Alumni Association (on invitation)

Conference  |  06/30/2017  |  12:00 PM

Aktuelle Fragen des geistigen Eigentums im deutsch-russischen Rechtsverkehr

12:00 - 6:00 p.m., Deutsch-Russische Juristenvereinigung

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10

Die Deutsch-Russische Juristenvereinigung e.V. veranstaltet in Kooperation mit dem Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb die Tagung "Aktuelle Fragen des geistigen Eigentums im deutsch-russischen Rechtsverkehr".

Hier finden Sie die Einladung mit dem Tagungsprogramm und der Referentenliste zum Download

Conference  |  06/26/2017  —  06/27/2017

Ethics in Innovation Conference 2017

World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB), Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, Zweibrückenstraße 12, 80331 München


As the world we know is changing at an incredible pace, there are predictions that 40 percent of the world’s leading companies will not exist in a meaningful way after the next decade if they do not adequately prepare themselves for this era. Undoubtedly, the fourth industrial revolution is about to create a world in which virtual and physical systems cooperate with each other in a flexible way. It is changing how we work, live and relate to one another – and the very essence of what it means to be humane.


Recognizing this imperative need to discuss and redefine ethical standards and regulations in innovation and the leadership styles required across all sectors, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and the World Forum for Ethics in Business in partnership with the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and the Peter Löscher Chair for Business Ethics at the Technical University of Munich are organizing the ”Munich Conference Series on Ethics in Innovation.” The first conference will take place from 26-27 June 2017 at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office in Munich and will focus on Information and Communication Technologies with special emphasis on innovations in the digital age, including artificial intelligence, internet of things and big data.


The conference will bring together 300 global thinkers and leading experts from academics, business, politics and NGOs and will address central questions such as:

  • Innovation 4.0: Can growth really be the main guiding principle of the fourth industrial revolution? How can we ensure that this revolution is empowering and human-centred, rather than divisive and dehumanizing?
  • Leadership 4.0: What type of leadership is needed for organizations to be able to innovate and transform in the speed needed?
  • Education 4.0: Can value-based education be an answer to the need for adequate leadership?
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 4.0: How can we assure that the fourth industrial revolution does not devour its own children but actually creates shared value?

Confirmed speakers include amongst others Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth, Vice President, Max Planck Society, Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge, Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics at TU Munich, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, World Forum for Ethics in Business, Jo Leinen, Member of the European Parliament, Jaan Tallinn, Co-founder of Skype, Robert Hansor, Director of Global Sustainability Policy and Systems at Huawei Technologies, and Prof. Dr. Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford.


The research linked to the Ethics in Innovation Conference and the World Youth Forum is being conducted by an international team led by Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl, Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge, Dr. Mrinalini Kochupillai and Dr. Arul Scaria.


The conference is open to the public. For further information, registration and the complete speakers lists visit: http://wfeb.org/ethics-in-innovation-2017/about/


Program

Conference  |  06/23/2017  —  06/25/2017

World Youth Forum

World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB), Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

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


The “Ethics in Innovation Conference 2017” (06/26 – 06/27/2017) will see selected students and young professionals leading a session on “Call of the Youth”. The participating youth leaders will have an opportunity to undergo holistic leadership training along with interactions with global leaders three days prior to the conference at the ”World Youth Forum” (www.wyfei.org). Over 350 youth leaders from more than 30 countries have already participated in the World Youth Forum in the past few years. For this year, almost 200 students from across the globe have already applied and the deadline has been extended till 30th May. The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will announce its top 50 selected candidates on 1st June.


The fundamental research projects associated with the World Youth Forum 2017 is designed to engage the student-participants of the World Youth Forum in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural discussion to consider three questions that are of significant concern in our increasingly diverse, 21st century global village:


  1. how individuals from different cultures, countries and educational background understand the terms ‘ethics’ and ‘innovation’ (e.g. through case studies);
  2. what, in their opinion, constitutes an ‘ethical innovation’, including whether a re-assessment is necessary of the manner in which the term ‘innovation’ as currently defined and understood (for e.g. in various global innovation indices) is culturally, socially and economically inclusive; and
  3. how existing laws, policies and practices can/should be modified to promote ‘ethical innovations’.


For further information visit: http://wfeb.org/ethics-in-innovation-youth/about/


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Seminar  |  06/14/2017  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Incentivizing Complex Problem Solving in Teams - Evidence from a Field Experiment

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Prof. Dr. Simeon Schudy (LMU Munich)

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

We document the causal effect of simple bonus incentives on performance in a non-routine, cognitively demanding, interactive team task. These tasks are more and more important in the economy and at the same time understudied. We conduct a field experiment and show a causal positive effect of incentives on the completion probability and the overall completion time of the task. Using several experimental treatment variations we shed light on the importance of different bonus components. We study the framing of bonuses (as gains or losses) and investigate whether bonus incentives work due to i)the monetary reward or ii) the reference performance bonus incentives provide. We also investigate the robustness of the effect in an additional sample and study the reactions to bonus incentives by differently composed teams. Finally, we shed light on how bonus incentives affect teams' willingness to explore in the non-routine task. (joint with F. Englmaier, S. Grimm and D. Schindler)


Contact person: Dr. Marco Kleine, M.Sc.

Presentation  |  06/12/2017  |  06:30 PM

MIPLC Lecture Series: The Most Important Intellectual Property Developments in the US and How They Impact Your Business

6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Sarah Columbia (McDermott Will & Emery LLP)

MIPLC, Marstallstr. 8, Room 220


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Patentrechtszyklus  |  06/09/2017  |  06:00 PM

Die Bedeutung von gewerblichen Schutzrechten für Pflanzenzüchtungen

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Dr. Gert Würtenberger (President of GRUR e.V.)

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


Im Rahmen einer in Frankreich im Jahre 2014 erstellten Studie zum Einfluss von gewerblichen Schutzrechten, gezeigt am Beispiel einer Rapssorte für die Ölerzeugung, wurde versucht, den Nachweis zu führen, dass gewebliche Schutzrechte von wesentlichem Einfluss auf die Forschungs- und Innovationsbereitschaft von auf diesem Gebiet tätigen Unternehmen sind.


Der Vortrag soll eine Analyse dieser Studie und hieraus zu ziehende Schlussfolgerungen bieten. Dabei sollen immaterialgüterrechtliche Legitimationsfragen grundsätzlicher Art, die insbesondere mit dem Sortenschutzrecht verbunden sind, einbezogen werden.


Im Rahmen einer in Frankreich im Jahre 2014 erstellten Studie zum Einfluss von gewerblichen Schutzrechten, gezeigt am Beispiel einer Rapssorte für die Ölerzeugung, wurde versucht, den Nachweis zu führen, dass gewebliche Schutzrechte von wesentlichem Einfluss auf die Forschungs- und Innovationsbereitschaft von auf diesem Gebiet tätigen Unternehmen sind.


Der Vortrag soll eine Analyse dieser Studie und hieraus zu ziehende Schlussfolgerungen bieten. Dabei sollen immaterialgüterrechtliche Legitimationsfragen grundsätzlicher Art, die insbesondere mit dem Sortenschutzrecht verbunden sind, einbezogen werden.


Gert Würtenberger ist als Rechtsanwalt seit Jahrzehnten ausschließlich auf den Gebiet des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes und den damit verbundenen Rechtsmaterien tätig. Er verfügt insbesondere über umfangreiche Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiet der Markenanmelde- und Verletzungsverfahren sowie der Sortenschutzanmelde- und Verletzungsverfahren. Zu beiden Rechtsgebieten hat er die Rechtsprechung prägende Verfahren vor nationalen Gerichten sowie vor dem Gericht der Europäischen Union geführt. Zu seinen weiteren Tätigkeitsschwerpunkten gehören das Lizenz-vertrags-recht, Unionsrecht sowie das Kartellrecht, soweit dieses Einfluss auf den Erwerb, die Ausübung und Lizenzierung von gewerblichen Schutzrechten hat.


Er ist Autor zahlreicher Fachbeiträge in nationalen und internationalen Fachzeitschriften. Aus seiner Feder stammt auch der maßgebende deutsche Kommentar zum nationalen und europäischen Sortenschutz. Darüber hinaus ist er Initiator und Mitheraus-geber des führenden Kommentars zum Sortenschutz in der Europäischen Union.


Seit 2014 ist Gert Würtenberger Präsident der Deutschen Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. (GRUR) sowie Vorsitzender des GRUR-Fachausschusses für den Schutz von Pflanzenzüchtungen. Darüber hinaus ist er Obmann des Süddeutschen Schiedsgerichts für Saatgut- und Sortenschutzstreitigkeiten.


Ansprechpartner:
Dr. Matthias Lamping
matthias.lamping(at)ip.mpg.de


Anmeldung:
Elisabeth Amler
elisabeth.amler(at)ip.mpg.de

Workshop  |  06/08/2017  —  06/09/2017

Second Workshop for Junior Researchers in IP Law (on invitation)

Centre for IT and IP Law (CiTiP, University of Leuven), Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Sciences Po Law School (Paris)

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