Peter R. Slowinski, J.S.M. (Stanford)

Doktorand und wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht

+49 89 24246-431


Immaterialgüterrecht (insb. Patentrecht), Recht des unlauteren Wettbewerbs, Lizenzvertragsrecht, Bürgerliches Recht, Zivilprozessrecht und alternative Konfliktbearbeitung (insb. Mediation)

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Seit 2010
Promotion an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München bei Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty
Thema: Dysfunktionale Effekte der Durchsetzung von Immaterialgüterrechten

2014 - 2016
Rechtsanwalt im Bereich Patentprozessführung und Patentlizenzrecht in einer internationalen Wirtschaftskanzlei in München

2013 - 2014
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb

2012 - 2013
Stipendiat am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb

2011 - 2012
Postgraduiertes Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Stanford University, Stanford Law School, Stanford, USA (Master of the Science of Law, J.S.M.)

Fellow im Rahmen des Stanford Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS) an der Stanford Law School, Stanford

Research Assistant im Rahmen des Projekts „Future of the Legal Profession“ unter der Leitung von Frau Professor Deborah Hensler an der Stanford Law School, Stanford, USA

2010 - 2011
Stipendiat am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb

Zweites Juristisches Staatsexamen, München, Deutschland

2007 - 2009
Referendariat im Bezirk des Oberlandesgerichts München

Erstes Juristisches Staatsexamen, München, Deutschland

2004 - 2007
Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Deutschland

2003 - 2004
Studienaufenthalt an der Cardiff University (Diploma in Legal Studies), Abschlussarbeit zur Patentierbarkeit computerimplementierter Erfindungen, Cardiff, UK

2001 - 2003
Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Passau, Passau, Deutschland

Ehrungen, wissenschaftliche Preise, Stipendien

John Hart Ely Prize der Stanford Law School for Outstanding Performance in ADR Policy Practice and Law

Promotionsstipendium des Max-Planck-Instituts für Innovation und Wettbewerb

Studienstipendium der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Erasmus-Förderung der Europäischen Union für den Studienaufenthalt an der Cardiff University


Deutsche Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR)

Deutsch-Amerikanische-Juristenvereinigung (DAJV)

Centrale für Mediation

Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum (IPDR)

Internationale Vereinigung für den Schutz des Geistigen Eigentums (AIPPI)


Beiträge in Sammelwerken, Kommentierungen, Handbüchern und Lexika

The Effectiveness of the SPC System in the EU, in: Roberto Romandini, Reto M. Hilty, Annette Kur (Hg.), Study on the Legal Aspects of Supplementary Protection Certificates in the EU - Final Report, European Commission, Brussels 2018, 106 (gemeinsam mit Victoria Rivas).

    Kapitel 3.3 - Spezifische Fehlstellungen mit Bezug auf den Binnenmarkt, in: Reto M. Hilty, Thomas Jaeger (Hg.), Europäisches Immaterialgüterrecht - Funktionen und Perspektiven (MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 26), Springer, Berlin; Heidelberg 2018, 451 - 663 (gemeinsam mit Seyavash Amini et al.). DOI

      Patenting Coffee - IP Protection and Its Impact on Innovation in the Coffee-Capsule Market, in: Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation (Studies in European Economic Law and Regulation, 3), Springer, Berlin 2014, 489 - 503 (gemeinsam mit Reto M. Hilty). DOI

      • Despite a hard to kill belief patents are not a booster for innovation per se but an instrument of competition and innovation policy that needs to be used in a careful manner and with a clear understanding of its functioning and consequences. In the last decades discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of the patenting system have circulated mostly around pharmaceuticals or the information technology. Some of the most important questions addressed in these discussions are the ever rising and unmanageably large number of patents, a phenomenon known as patent thickets, the overlapping of different intellectual property rights, and in consequence the limitation of necessary competition.


      The Data Sharing Economy: On the Emergence of New Intermediaries, IIC 50, 1 (2019), 4 - 29 (gemeinsam mit Heiko Richter). DOI

      • Data-driven markets depend on access to data as a resource for products and services. Since the quality of information that can be drawn from data increases with the available amount and quality of the data, businesses involved in the data economy have a great interest in accessing data from other market players. However, companies still appear to be reluctant to share their data. Therefore, the key question is how data sharing can be incentivized. This article focuses on data sharing platforms, which are emerging as new intermediaries and can play a vital role in the data economy, as they may increase willingness to share data. By comparing data sharing to the exchange of patents based on the FRAND principles, this article suggests a possible way for self-regulation to provide more transparency and fairness in the growing markets for data sharing.

      Study Question 2017 – Quantification of monetary relief, GRUR Int 66, 8-9 (2017), 737 - 744 (gemeinsam mit Björn Joachim et al.).

        Standardessentielle Patente – Perspektiven außerhalb des Kartellrechts, GRUR Int 64, 9 (2015), 781 - 792 (gemeinsam mit Reto M. Hilty).


          Comment on the German Federal Supreme Court Decision "Raltegravir" - Patent Act, Secs. 24, 85(1), IIC 49, 1 (2018), 125 - 130. DOI

            Case Note on: "United Video Properties", IIC 48, 3 (2017), 373 - 377. DOI

              Perlentaucher/FAZ, Comment on the decision by the German Federal Supreme Court, IIC 42, 8 (2011), 989 - 992.

                Tagungs- und Diskussionsberichte

                Declaration on Patent Protection: Regulatory Sovereignty under TRIPS – Bericht zum Workshop in Berlin am 11. und 12.7.2017, GRUR Int 67, 1 (2018), 30 - 33.

                • Event: Workshop zur Patent Declaration, Berlin, 2017-07-11


                Position Statement of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition of 26 April 2017 on the European Commission's "Public consultation on Building the European Data Economy", 2017, 13 S. (gemeinsam mit Reto M. Hilty et al.).

                • This Position Statement responds to the Communication of 10 January 2017 by which the European Commission launched a public consultation on the future legal framework for data-driven markets that emerge in the course of the current digitization of industrial production and the advent of smart products in which sensors are embedded. In particular, the Position Statement comments the Commission’s ideas on a possible future data producer’s right as a means of promoting access to data. While the Max Plank Institute agrees that there are indeed instances where there is a need to “unlock data”, it rejects a data producer’s right. Rather, the Institute recommends considering more targeted data access rights that would specifically react to situations in which a manufacturer of smart products would otherwise try to reserve related markets for itself. The Max Planck Institute thereby takes inspiration from the data portability right that has already been implemented as part of the Basic Data Protection Regulation. Moreover, general principles on the design of data access regimes are developed. In sum, the Max Planck Institute favours a sector-specific approach to the introduction of a general data access right or a generally applicable data access regime. Sector-specific rules are especially needed for answering more concrete questions such as regarding the person entitled to claim access or the one of whether a data holder should be remunerated for granting access to data.
                • MPI_Statement_Public_consultation_on_Building_the_EU_Data_Eco_28042017 Copy.pdf
                • Also published as: Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 17-08
                • Chinese Translation of the Position Statement


                Argumente gegen ein Dateneigentum, Radio-Interview, mdr-Aktuell, 26. Juli 2017


                8. Oktober 2018

                Artificial intelligence, novelty and inventive step. What role does AI play in patent law today?

                Vortrag im Rahmen der Tagung "Rethinking Patent Law as an Incentive to Innovation" aus Anlass des 100jährigen Jubiläums des polnischen Patentamtes

                Ort: Warschau, Polen

                11. März 2018

                Geistiges Eigentum - Treiber oder Bremsklotz von Innovation?

                Vortrag bei der Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit, Theodor-Heuss-Akademie

                Ort: Gummersbach, Deutschland

                12. Februar 2018

                Do we need a new IP-regime in the new data driven economy?

                Vortrag im Rahmen der Tagung "Artificial Intelligence, Industry 4.0, and Intellectual Property Law - Towards a New Era in Socio-Economic Life and Daily Living of Human Being", Ankara University Research and Application Center on Intellectual and Industrial Rights (FISAUM)

                Ort: Ankara, Türkei

                10. November 2017

                Fields of Self-Regulation and Codes of Conduct

                Vortrag im Rahmen der Tagung "SEPs, SSO and FRAND - Fostering Innovation in Interconnectivity: Asian and Global Perspectives", Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia, Singapore Management University

                Ort: Singapur

                9. November 2017

                The Legal Nature of FRAND-declaration - EU-Perspective

                Vortrag im Rahmen der Tagung "SEPs, SSO and FRAND - Fostering Innovation in Interconnectivity: Asian and Global Perspectives", Applied Research Centre for Intellectual Assets and the Law in Asia, Singapore Management University

                Ort: Singapur

                12. November 2015

                Standard Essential Patents - Beyond Competition Law

                Vortrag im Rahmen des International Symposium on Legal Reforms in Standard Essential, Patents, Intellectual Property Law Center, School of Law Tsinghua University

                Ort: Peking, China

                14. Oktober 2015

                The New European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court

                Vortrag an der University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

                Ort: Tuscon, Arizona, USA

                5. November 2014

                The New European Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court

                Ort: Palo Alto, USA

                3. November 2014

                The New European Unified Patent Court

                Ort: Stanford Law School, Stanford, USA

                13. April 2013

                Still in Balance? - Perspectives on the Present State and Future Development of IP Enforcement

                9th Inter-University Graduate Student Conference

                Ort: Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, USA

                18. Mai 2012

                Patent Mediation in Germany - Results From the First Empirical Study

                International Empirical Research Forum

                Ort: Stanford Law School, Stanford, USA

                14. April 2012

                Evaluation of Patent Mediation

                8th Inter-University Graduate Student Conference

                Ort: Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, USA

                27. Mai 2010

                Enforcing Quality - New Ways of Strengthening the IP-Systems in Europe

                3rd WIPO-Seminar on Intellectual Property and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

                Ort: Genf, Schweiz


                20./21. Juli 2017

                IP and ADR - Policy Considerations and Practice Issues
                Vorlesung für LL.M.-Studenten am Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)
                Ort: München, Deutschland

                2. November 2016

                Global Patent Litigation
                Gastdozent im Rahmen der Vorlesung „Global Litigation“ von Frau Professor Deborah Hensler
                Ort: Stanford Law School, Stanford, USA