Dr. Begoña Gonzalez Otero

Wissenschaftliche Referentin

Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht

+49 89 24246-429
begonia.otero(at)ip.mpg.de

Arbeitsbereiche:

Immaterialgüterrecht mit Schwerpunkt Europäisches Patentrecht und Urheberrecht, Softwareschutz, Recht der Digitalwirtschaft; Informations- und Technologierecht, neue Technologien (IoT, AI), Schnittstellen IP/Wettbewerbsrecht, digitale Märkte, Interoperabilität und Standardisierung

Wissenschaftlicher und beruflicher Werdegang

Seit 2019
Wissenschaftliche Referentin, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb


2018 — 2019 (freiberuflich)
In-House Beraterin, Lateinamerikanischer IPR Helpdesk.
Rechtsexpertin, Ericsson AB.
Co-Projektleiterin: Neugestaltung der Website zu den Rechten des geistigen Eigentums für KMU für die Vereinigung des 4IP Council.
General Counsel, EU Business School Group.


2018
Gastwissenschaftlerin, IViR, University of Amsterdam (Niederlande)


2015 — 2018
Dekanin, EU Business School München
Koordinatorin des Bachelor-Studiengangs, EU Business School München und University of Derby (GB)
Managerin der akademischen Partnerschaft, Bachelor- und Masterprogramme, der EU Business School und der University of Roehampton (GB)
Lehrbeauftragte, University of Derby (GB)


2013 — 2015
Lehrbeauftragte, EU Business School Munich, Germany


2013
Juristische Mitarbeiterin, Brandstock Services AG (Kanzlei für IP-Recht), Munich, Germany


2010 – 2014
Promotion in Rechtswissenschaften mit internationaler Erwähnung an der Universität Santiago de Compostela (Spanien). Die Dissertation "The Software Interoperability Debate on European Copyright Law" untersucht die Rolle des Urheberrechts in Bezug auf die Weiterentwicklung der Interoperabilität in der Softwareindustrie.


2010 – 2011
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Instituto de Derecho Industrial, Juristische Fakultät, Universität Santiago de Compostela (Spanien)


2010 – 2011
Master in Privatrecht an der Universität Santiago de Compostela, (Spanien)
Masterarbeit: "Die Dichotomie zwischen Urheber- und Patentrecht beim Schutz von Computerprogrammen"


2008 — 2009
Rechtsanwältin, Herrero & Asociados (Kanzlei für IP-Recht), Madrid, Spain


2008
Master in Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Instituto de Derecho Industrial, Universität Santiago de Compostela (Spanien)
Masterarbeit: "Die Rolle der Ansprüche als Definitionskriterium für den Umfang des Patentschutzes"
Ausgezeichnet mit dem Preis "2008 Best Master's Thesis" von Clarke, Modet & Co.


2007
Rechtsreferendarin, Ramon Varela, S.L. (Kanzlei für Steuerrecht), A Coruña, Spain


2006
Aufbaustudium Steuerstrategie, School of Finance A Coruña (Spanien)


2000 – 2006
Master in Rechtswissenschaften, Universität A Coruña (Spanien)

Ehrungen und wissenschaftliche Preise

2016
Außerordentlicher Promotionpreis der Juristischen Fakultät Santiago de Compostela
Nominierung zum Titel "Champion in Institutional Management" durch die Central and East European Management Association (CEEMAN)


2015
Nominierung zum Titel "Champion in Research" durch die Central and East European Management Association (CEEMAN)


2012
Gewinnerin des ATRIP Essay-Wettbewerbs


2011 — 2013
Stipendiatin am Max-Planck-Institut für Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht, München


2009
Auszeichnung von Clarke, Modet & Co. zur besten Masterarbeit der Fachrichtung IP- und Wettbewerbsrecht am IDIUS-USC

Mitgliedschaften

Spanische Anwaltskammer, Santiago de Compostela icasantiago.org

Alumni, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München

ALADDA, spanische Gruppe der International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI) aladda.com

Mitglied der International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) atrip.org

Mitglied der Asociación Española de Derecho del Entretenimiento (DENAE) denae.es

Akademisches Mitglied der Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP) uitp.org

Redaktionelles Mitglied von Cuaderno Electrónico de Estudios Jurídicos (CEEJ) ceej.es

Externe Gutachterin der Actas de Derecho Industrial (ADI)

Publikationen

Monographien und andere selbständige Publikationen

Interoperabilidad, internet de las cosas y derecho de autor (Propiedad intelectual), Reus, Madrid 2019, 280 S.

    Beiträge in Sammelwerken, Kommentierungen, Handbüchern und Lexika

    Las excepciones de minería de textos y datos más allá de los derechos de autor, in: C. Saiz, R. Evangelio (Hg.), Propiedad Intelectual y Mercado Único Digital Europeo, Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia 2019, 73 - 99.

      Mandating Portability as a Strategy to Achieve Interoperability between On-line Platforms: Pros & Cons, in: Internet Law & Politics Conference Book: Building a European Digital Space, Barcelona 2016.

      • Event: 12th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics: Building a European Digital Space, Barcelona, 2016-07-07

      Compelling Disclosure of Software Interoperable Information, in: Graeme B. Dinwoodie (Hg.), Intellectual Property and General Legal Principles: Is IP a Lex Specialis?, Elgar, Cheltenham 2015, 69 - 90.

        La computación en la nube ("cloud computing")¿Nuevos retos para el derecho de autor?, in: Ana María Tobío Rivas, Angel Fernández Albor Baltar (Hg.), Estudios de derecho mercantil: Libro homenaje al Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. José Antonio Gómez Segade, Marcial Pons, Madrid 2013, 673 - 684.

          Aufsätze

          Brazil joins the Madrid Protocol: A happily ever after tale?, Your LATAM Flagship Blog 2019.

          Latin American Trademark Regulations getting closer to International Standards: A Review of the Latest Changes, Your LATAM Flagship Blog 2019.

          Evaluating the EC Private Data Sharing Principles: Setting a Mantra for Artificial Intelligence Nirvana?, Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law 10, 1 (2019), 66 - 84.

          • On April 25, 2018, the European Commission (EC) published a series of communications related to data trading and artificial intelligence. One of them called “Towards a Common European Data Space”, came with a working document: “Guidance on Sharing Private Sector Data in the European Data Economy”. Both the Communication and the guidance introduce two different sets of general principles addressing data sharing, contractual best practices for business-to-business (B2B), and business-to-government (B2G) environments. On the same day, the EC also published a legislative proposal to review the Public Sector (PSI) Directive. These two simultaneous actions are part of a major package of measures, which aim to facilitate the creation of a common data space in the EU and foster European artificial intelligence development. This article focuses on the first action, the “Guidance on Sharing Private Sector Data in the European Economy”. First, because it is one of its kind. Second, although these principles do not qualify as soft law (lacking binding force but having legal effects) the Commission’s communications set action plans for future legislation. Third, because the ultimate goal of these principles is to boost European artificial intelligence (AI) development. However, do these principles set a viable legal framework for data sharing, or is this public policy tool merely a naïve expectation? Moreover, would these principles set a successful path toward a thriving European AI advancement? In this contribution, I try to sketch some answers to these and related questions.

          IP and Standardization: Key Aspects for an innovative India, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society 2019, forthcoming (gemeinsam mit Sheetal Chopra).

            Before the Singularity: Copyright and the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, Kluwer Copyright Blog 2018 (gemeinsam mit Joao Quintais).

            On the fence of Article 27(k) of the UPC: The software interoperability "limitation", Kluwer Patent Blog 2014.

            New legislative means to foster software interoperability within the European Union? A survey of the measures envisaged by the European Commission in the Digital Agenda, Actas de derecho industrial y derecho de autor 34 (2014), 379 - 392.

              Compelling to Disclose Software Interoperable Information: A Risk for Innovation or a Balanced Solution?, The Journal of World Intellectual Property 16, 1-2 (2013), 2 - 14.

                Protección de las interfaces gráficas de usuario de programas de ordenador en el ámbito de los derechos de autor, Actas de derecho industrial y derecho de autor 31 (2011), 205 - 230.

                  Organización Europea de Patents: cambios en el Reglamento del CPE, Actas de derecho industrial y derecho de autor 30 (2010).

                    Rezensionen

                    Rezension von: El Derecho Mercantil en el umbral del siglo XXI: Libro Homenaje al Prof. Dr. Carlos Fernández Nóvoa en su octogésimo cumpleaños, Marcial Pons, Madrid, 2010, Actas de derecho Industrial y derecho de Autor 31 (2010), 1010 - 1011.

                      Forschungspapiere

                      Technical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence: An Understanding from an Intellectual Property Law Perspective (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 19-13), 2019, 15 S. (gemeinsam mit Reto M. Hilty et al.).

                      • The present Q&A paper aims at providing an overview of artificial intelligence with a special focus on machine learning as a currently predominant subfield thereof. Machine learning-based applications have been discussed intensely in legal scholarship, including in the field of intellectual property law, while many technical aspects remain ambiguous and often cause confusion. This text was drafted by the Research Group on the Regulation of the Digital Economy of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in the pursuit of understanding the fundamental characteristics of artificial intelligence, and machine learning in particular, that could potentially have an impact on intellectual property law. As a background paper, it provides the technological basis for the Group’s ongoing research relating thereto. The current version summarises insights gained from background literature research, interviews with practitioners and a workshop conducted in June 2019 in which experts in the field of artificial intelligence participated.
                      • Available at SSRN

                      Informe para la elaboración de un Manual de Buenas Prácticas para la persecución de los delitos contra la propiedad intelectual, report comanded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture of Sports, Directorate of Copyright, Madrid, 2018 (gemeinsam mit F. Carbajo Cascón).

                        Stellungnahmen

                        Comments of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition of 11 February 2020 on the Draft Issues Paper of the World Intellectual Property Organization on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence, 2020, 9 S. (gemeinsam mit Reto M. Hilty et al.).

                        Vorträge

                        03/2019

                        Enhancing IP capacity for SMEs’ Intermediaries
                        International IP Stakeholders’ Meeting (IISM)
                        Ort: Brüssel, Belgien


                        11/2018

                        Intellectual Property for Startups and Country Managers
                        EITH Health Training Investment & IP Management
                        Ort: CLC France, Paris, Frankreich


                        11/2018

                        Legal Rules Constraining TDM beyond Copyright
                        International Conference Contratos y Licencias de Derecho de Autor en el Mercado Único Digital
                        Ort: Universität Valencia, Spanien


                        06/2018

                        The Roll Out of IoT across the IP Landscape: One Smart Revolution?
                        Getting Ready for the Internet of Things: Business and Legal Challenges, Magister Lucentivus and 4IP Council
                        Ort: Alicante, Spanien


                        10/2017

                        International Conference “Electric Mobility is Coming: Get Behind the Wheel”
                        Head of the Organizing Committee
                        Ort: EU Business School and UITP, München, Deutschland


                        11/2016

                        La justa remuneración en contratos de autores y artistas: arts. 14 a 16 de la Propuesta de Directiva del derecho de autor en el Mercado único digital
                        ALADDA Annual Conference
                        Ort: Valencia, Spanien


                        10/2016

                        Hacia un Mercado único digital: retos y oportunidades para las industrias creativas
                        talk organized by Instituto de Cultura de la Generalitat Valencia and InnDEA
                        Ort: Valencia, Spanien


                        06/2016

                        Mandating Portability as a Strategy to Achieve Interoperability between On-line Platforms: Pros & Cons
                        Internet Law & Politics Conference: Building a European Digital Space
                        Ort: Barcelona, Spanien


                        06/2016

                        Copyright and its Discontents
                        ATRIP Conference
                        Ort: Krakau, Polen


                        07/2014

                        The interface between the right to data portability and the current intellectual property framework on software: Repercussions for interoperability policies in the cloud
                        ATRIP Conference
                        Ort: Montpellier, Frankreich


                        06/2013

                        Compelling Disclosure of Software Interoperable Information
                        ATRIP Conference
                        Ort: Oxford, Großbritannien


                        12/2012

                        Interoperabilität
                        2. Alumni-Jahrestagung des MPI
                        Ort: Müchen, Deutschland


                        10/2012

                        Open Software and Open Design
                        Berliner Kolloquium für Internet und Gesellschaft
                        Ort: Berlin, Deutschland

                        Lehrveranstaltungen

                        Gastvorträge

                        06/2019

                        The Roll Out of IoT and AI across the IP Landscape: Digitalis?
                        Magister Lucentivus
                        Ort: Alicante, Spanien


                        07/2018

                        Artificial Intelligence: Looming Challenges for the Creative Industries
                        Teaching Staff Seminar
                        Ort: Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spanien


                        04/2016

                        Legal Implications of Technology for the Creative Industries
                        Master in Global Entertainment & Music Business
                        Ort: Berklee College of Music, Valencia, Spanien


                        04/2011

                        Consumers and E-commerce
                        VII Jean Monet Seminar on European Integration and Private Law
                        Ort: School of Law, Universität Santiago de Compostela, Spanien



                        Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge

                        Frühjahrssemester 2019, 2015, 2014

                        Business Law Course
                        Bachelor of Sciences in International Business, undergraduate, first year
                        Ort: EU Business School Munich, München, Deutschland


                        Herbstsemester 2015, 2014

                        Knowledge Management
                        Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, undergraduate, second year
                        Ort: EU Business School Munich, München, Deutschland


                        Frühjahrssemester 2015, 2014

                        International Law
                        Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, undergraduate, third year
                        Ort: EU Business School Munich, München, Deutschland


                        2015, 2014, 2013

                        Sports Sponsorship
                        MBA in Sports Management, graduate, third term
                        Ort: EU Business School Munich, München, Deutschland


                        2014

                        Mass Media Strategy, Planning and Media Law
                        MBA in Communication & Public Relations, third term
                        Ort: EU Business School Munich, München, Deutschland