Seminar  |  03/23/2020, 8:00 a.m.  –  08/01/2020, 8:00 a.m.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar:

As of mid-March, all seminars are postponed until further notice and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Conference  |  06/02/2020, 9:00 a.m.  –  06/04/2020, 6:00 p.m.

Munich Summer Institute 2020

Due to the current situation, the MSI 2020 is cancelled. The Munich Summer Institute 2021 will take place from 7 to 9 June 2021.


Research News

Stellungnahme des Max-Planck-Instituts für Innovation und Wettbewerb zum Zweiten Gesetz zur Vereinfachung und Modernisierung des Patentrechts
Opinion  |  03/11/2020

Position Paper on the Proposed Reform of the German Patent Act

The Position Paper generally welcomes the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, but makes suggestions for improvements, in particular, with regard to the application of the principle of proportionality in the injunction relief proceedings and the protection of trade secrets in patent litigation. 

Cover der neuen GRUR International
Research News  |  01/13/2020

English Relaunch of a Well-Established Law Journal

GRUR Int. has entered the new year with a revised concept: The journal is now called "GRUR International" and is published exclusively in English. Articles will be selected based on an independent peer-review process.

Study  |  12/11/2019

Science Quality and the Value of Inventions – New Study in Science Advances

The new study “Science Quality and the Value of Inventions” by researchers of the Institute has now been published in the journal Science Advances. The study shows a strong positive correlation between the scientific quality of research contributions and the economic value of patents based on these contributions.


Institute News

10. GWB-Novelle: Vortrag von Dr. Thorsten Käseberg zum GWB-Digitalisierungsgesetz
Event Report  |  02/20/2020

10th Amendment to the GWB: New Instruments for a Competition Policy in the Digital Age

The 10th amendment to the GWB (German Competition Act), which is called “GWB Digitization Act”, seeks to adapt the German competition law to the requirements of the modern platform economy. In a presentation at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition co-organized by the Münchner Kartellrechtsforum, Thorsten Käseberg, Head of the Department for Competition and Consumer Policy at the Federal Ministry of Economics, outlined and discussed the first draft bill.


Current Research Projects

Further research project
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Tracing the Path from Science to Technology

Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D., Dr. Stefano H. Baruffaldi (MPI and University of Bath), Dr. Fabian Gaessler, Felix Pöge

Further research project
Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Regulation of the Digital Economy

Prof. Dr. Josef Drexl, Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty, Carolina Banda, Francisco Beneke, Luc Desaunettes-Barbero, Dr. Michèle Finck, LL.M., Jure Globocnik, Dr. Begoña Gonzalez Otero, Jörg Hoffmann,  Daria Kim‎, Shraddha Kulhari, Heiko Richter, Stefan Scheuerer, Peter R. Slowinski, Jannick Thonemann, Klaus Wiedemann

Further research project
Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Modernisation of European Copyright Rules

Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty, Dr. Valentina Moscon (Project coordinator), Andrea Bauer, Dr. Silke von Lewinski, Ricarda Lotte, Heiko Richter, Moritz Sutterer, Tao Li