Position Statement

Covid-19 and the Role of Intellectual Property

Position Statement of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition of 7 May 2021   (PDF)

List of Supporters

Academia

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kraßer
External Scientific Member, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich, Germany)
05/14/2021

Dan L. Burk
Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine (USA)
05/14/2021

Dr Zbigniew Więckowski
Deputy Director, Institute of Legal Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University (Warsaw, Poland)
05/14/2021

Dr. Juan Antonio Vives-Vallés
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Profesor contratado doctor interino at the Dept. of Private Law, University of the Balearic Islands
Researcher, at the Dept. of Agro-food Production, Agro-Environmental and Water Economics Institute (Spain)
05/14/2021

Prof. Timo Minssen Professor, Jur.Dr., LL.M., M.I.C.L.
Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL), University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
05/14/2021

Bryan Mercurio
Simon F.S. Li Professor of Law,  Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong (China)
05/15/2021

Prof. Dr. Peter Georg Picht, LL.M. (Yale)
Chair for Business and Commercial Law, Center for Intellectual Property and Competition Law - CIPCO, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
05/16/2021

Prof. Dr. Axel Metzger
Professor of Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law, Law Faculty, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin (Germany)
05/17/2021

Prof. Dr. Herbert Zech
Professor for Civil Law, Technology and IT-Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
05/17/2021

Prof. UAM dr hab. Rafał Sikorski
Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Law and Administration, European Law Chair (Poznań, Poland)
05/17/2021

Prof. Dr. Thomas Jaeger
Professor of European Law, University of Vienna (Austria)
05/17/2021

Prof. Alberto De Franceschi
Full Professor of Private Law, Chair of Private Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Environmental Law, Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara (Italy)
05/17/2021

Dr. Sven Bostyn
Associate Professor of Biomedical Innovation Law, CeBIL, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
05/17/2021

Dr Żaneta Zemła-Pacud
Assistant Professor, Institute of Law Studies,  Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw, Poland)
05/17/2021

Prof. Dr. Cyrill P. Rigamonti, LL.M. (Georgetown), S.J.D. (Harvard)
Professor of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Center for the Law of Innovation and Competition, University of Bern (Switzerland)
05/18/2021

Prof. Dr. Cristiani Fontanela
Professor of Law, Universidade Comunitária da Região de Chapecó- UNOCHAPECÓ (Brasil)
05/18/2021

Prof. Dr. Alberto Ribeiro de Almeida
University Law Professor, Universidade Lusíada - Norte (Porto, Portugal)
05/19/2021

Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner, LL.M. (Cambridge)
Chair of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law, with Information and IT-Law (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) Chair), Ludwig Maximilians Universität (Munich, Germany)
05/19/2021

Prof. Dra. Beatriz Bugallo Montaño
Professor, Universidad de La República Oriental del Uruguay (Uruguay)
05/19/2021

Dr. Beatriz Conde Gallego
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich, Germany)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. Florent Thouvenin
Chair for Information and Communication Law, Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL), Legal Institute, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
05/20/2021

Luc Desaunettes-Barbero
Postdoctoral researcher, UClouvain (Belgium)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. Lena Maute
Juniorprofessor of Civil Law, University of Augsburg (Germany)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. jur, Dipl. Kfm. Michael Lehmann
University professor, Ludwid Maximilians University (Munich, Germany)
05/20/2021

Prof. Avv. Philipp Fabbio, Ph.D.
Full Professor, Chair for Commercial Law, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy)
05/20/2021

John R. Thomas
Professor of Law, Georgetown University (USA)
05/20/2021

Dr. Natalia Kapyrina
Assistant Professor, MGIMO University (Russia)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. Klaus-J. Melullis
Presiding Judge German Federal Court of Justice (retired), Head of the Research Group on Patent Law at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (Germany)
05/20/2021

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Loewenheim
University Professor, Attorney at law, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Loewenheim Rechtsanwälte (Germany)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ann
Professor of Law and chairholder, TUM School of Management & MIPLC (Munich, Germany)
05/20/2021

Dr. iur. habil. Dr. h.c Manfred Rehbinder
o. Univ. Prof. em. (Zurich, Switzerland)
05/20/2021

Dr. Giulia Schneider
Postdoc Researcher, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy)
05/20/2021

Dr. Danny Friedmann
Professor of Law (Hong Kong)
05/20/2021

Dr. David Roth
Lecturer, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
05/20/2021

Dr. Paul Katzenberger
Affiliated Research Fellow of the MPI, Attorney at Law (Germany)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Schneider
Professor of Political Science, Ethics in Information Technology, Universität Hamburg (Germany)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. Bojan Pretnar
University of Ljubljana, Former Director, Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, Member of MPI Alumni Association (Slovenia)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. Frank Gotzen
Emeritus full Professor, KU Leuven (Belgium)
05/20/2021

Dr. Di Liu
Post-doc, Tsinghua University School of Law (China)
05/21/2021

Vincenzo Di Cataldo
Professor of Commercial Law, University Professor, University of Catania (Italy)
05/21/2021

Prof. em. Gunnar W. G. Karnell, LLD
Scientific Advisor, Business Law Dpt, Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)
05/21/2021

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Ohly
Chair of IP Law, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany)
05/21/2021

Prof. Dr. Olaf Sosnitza
Chair of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Copyright Law, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (Germany)
05/21/2021

Prof. Dr. Heinz Goddar
Honorary Professor Intellectual Property, University of Bremen (Germany)
05/21/2021

Laura Valtere
PhD researcher, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Germany)
05/21/2021

Jens Schovsbo, Phd, LL.D.
Professor, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
05/21/2021

Prof. Vincent Cassiers
Professor, UCLouvain (Belgium)
05/21/2021

Prof. Ichiro Nakayama
Professor, Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University (Japan)
05/22/2021

Prof. Byungil Kim
Professor, Hanyang University, School of Law (Republic of Korea)
05/22/2021

Prof. Masabumi Suzuki
Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University (Japan)
05/22/2021

Prof. Yoshiyuki Tamura
Professor, The University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics (Japan)
05/22/2021

Prof. Dr. Kung-Chung Liu
Lee Kong Chian Professor of Law (Practice), Lead, Intellectual Property Initiative, CAIDG, School of Law, Singapore Management University/Renmin University of China/Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation and Intellectual Property Management, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Visiting professor, National Law University Delhi, India (Singapore)
05/22/2021

Prof. Dr. Alain Strowel
Professor, UCLouvain and Université Saint-Louis-Brussels (Belgium)
05/23/2021

Dr. iur. Alina Wernick
Grant-funded researcher, Principal investigator, University of Helsinki (Finland)
05/24/2021

Carlos Felipe Escobar Roa, MD
Director, INNOS - Institute for Prospective and Innovation in Health (Colombia)
05/24/2021

Fernand de Visscher
Maître de conférences invité, Centre CRIDES, UCLouvain (Belgium)
05/25/2021

Dr. Concepción Saiz García
Assistent Professor of Civil Law, University of Valencia (Spain)
05/26/2021

Dr. Nikolaus Thumm
Associate, TU Berlin (Germany)
05/27/2021

Dr. Van Anh Le
Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick, Law School (United Kingdom)
05/27/2021

Prof. Dr. Alfred Früh
Professor for Private Law with focus on Life Sciences Law and Intellectual Property Law, University of Basel (Switzerland)
06/02/2021

Esperanza Gallego Sánchez
Chair in commercial and intellectual property Law, University of Alicante (Spain)
06/03/2021

Pilar Montero
Profesora Titular de Universidad/University Professor, Director of the Magister Lvcentinvs, Master on Intellectual Property and Digital InnovationCommercial Law Department, University of Alicante (Spain)
06/03/2021

Pilar Iñiguez
Professor of Commercial Law, University of Alicante (Spain)
06/04/2021

Dr. Martin Stierle
Senior Researcher and Lecturer, LMU Munich (Germany)
06/18/2021

Private Practice / Companies / Other Individuals

Benny Spiewak, LLM, CCEP-I, CHC
SPLaw, Senior Partner
05/18/2021

Prof. Dr. Thomas Koch
Presiding Justice, German Federal Court of Justice (Germany)
05/20/2021

Axel Rinkler
Lawyer / Lawyer at the Federal Court of Justice, Engel Rinkler (Karlsruhe, Germany)
05/20/2021

Prof. Dr. Christian Donle
Partner, Preu Bohlig & Partner (Germany)
05/20/2021

Gabriel F Leonardos LLM, Mestre em Direito, MBA
Partner, Kasznar Leonardos Advogados (Brazil)
05/20/2021

Daniel Biene
Entrepreneur, Daniel Biene Ventures (Germany)
05/20/2021

Dr. Ludwig Vohland
Attorney at law, FROHWITTER Intellectual Property Counselors (Germany)
05/20/2021

Dr. Gallus Joller
Partner, Attorney at law, Troller Hitz Troller, Rechtsanwälte (Switzerland)
05/20/2021

Renato Bollhalder
CEO and Swiss and European Patent Attorney, BOHEST AG (Switzerland)
05/20/2021

Dr. Kaya Köklü
Attorney at law (GER), TIGGES Rechtsanwälte (Germany)
05/20/2021

Nora Kessler
Partner, Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany)
05/20/2021

Christoph Palzer
Attorney at law, Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany)
05/20/2021

Dr. iur. Henrik Timmann
Lawyer in IP litigation, Partner at rospatt osten pross - Intellectual Property Rechtsanwälte (Germany)
05/20/2021

Dr. Alexander Bayer
Rechtsanwalt / Attorney at Law, Partner, Alumnus of the Max Planck Institute (Germany)
05/20/2021

Dr. sc. nat. Tobias Bremi
Patent Attorney, Isler & Pedrazzini AG (Switzerland)
05/21/2021

Prof. Dr. phil. Christian Sprang
Legal Counsellor, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V. (Germany)
05/21/2021

Dr. Oliver Ruhl, LL.M. (Cambridge)
Attorney-at-law, Partner, Rau, Schneck & Hübner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany)
05/21/2021

Albrecht Rau, Ph.D. (Oxford)
German and European Patent Attorney, Partner, Rau, Schneck & Hübner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany)
05/21/2021

Dr. Matthias Hofmann
German and European Patent Attorney, Partner, Rau, Schneck & Hübner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany)
05/21/2021

Dr. Wolfgang Hußnätter
German and European Patent Attorney, Partner, Rau, Schneck & Hübner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany)
05/21/2021

Dr. Paul Ganter
German and European Patent Attorney, Partner, Rau, Schneck & Hübner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany)
05/21/2021

Sigrid Asschenfeldt
Attorney at Law (Germany), Business Owner, AsschenfeldtIP (Germany)
05/21/2021

Dr.-Ing. Christian Wende, LL.M.
Partner, Patent Attorney, DTS Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Schnekenbühl und Partner mbB (Germany)
05/21/2021

Sven-Erik Braitmayer
Patentanwalt/Patent Attorney, DTS Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Schnekenbühl und Partner mbB (Germany)
05/21/2021

Dr. Stefan Rolf Huebner
Patentanwalt, European Patent and Trademark Attorney, SR Huebner – Munich, Patent- und Rechtsanwalts-PartG mbB (Germany)
05/21/2021

Dr. Simon Holzer
Partner, Head of Life Sciences, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (Zürich, Switzerland)
05/23/2021

Dr. Martin Hauser, M.C.J (NYU), M.A. Mediation (Viadrina)
Member of the Paris (Avocat honoraire) and Munich (Rechtsanwalt) Bars, Of Counsel to BMH AVOCATS, Paris, International Commercial Mediator, Former Research Fellow of the MPI (France)
05/26/2021

Bartosz Krakowiak
Board Member, POLSERVICE/AIPPI Poland
05/26/2021

Dr. Peter Bauerschmidt
German and European Patent Attorney, Partner, Rau, Schneck & Hübner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (Germany)
05/26/2021

Dr. iur. Christian O. Neu, MCJ (New York University)
Partner, Peto Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (Germany)
05/27/2021

Dr. Marvin Bartels
Attorney at Law, Berlin (Germany)
06/08/2021

Dr. rer.-nat. Thorsten Bausch
Partner, German and European Patent Attorney, Hoffmann Eitle PartmbB (Germany)
06/09/2021