Research News

Miscellaneous  |  10/23/2020

Evaluation of the Munich Proceedings in Patent Litigation – The Results Are Now Available

The regional court Munich I is one of only 12 German courts responsible for patent matters, along with Mannheim and Düsseldorf. For the past ten years, the „Münchner Verfahren“ (Munich Proceedings in Patent Litigation), which has now been evaluated in a research project at the Institute, has been an important factor for Munich as a patent location.

Die Publikation „The Revitalisation of the Object and Purpose of the TRIPS Agreement: The Plain Packaging Reports and the Awakening of the TRIPS Flexibility Clauses” von Christophe Geiger und Luc Desaunettes-Barbero zeigt, dass die „Plain Packaging“-Entscheidungen nicht nur das Markenrecht betreffen, sondern dem TRIPS-Abkommen mehr Flexibilität geben
Study  |  07/27/2020

More Flexibility for the TRIPS Agreement

Public health can constitute a legitimate reason to encumber trademark use: This was recently confirmed by the WTO Appellate Body. A current publication concludes that the decision provides more flexibility to WTO members for adapting intellectual property rights to new realities.


Institute News

Heiko Richter, wissenschaftlicher Referent am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, wurde on als Infrastrukfür seine Dissertation „Informatitur – zu einem wettbewerbs- und innovationsbezogenen Ordnungsrahmen für Informationen des öffentlichen Sektors“ mit dem Humboldt-Preis 2020 ausgezeichnet
Award  |  11/05/2020

Heiko Richter Receives Humboldt Prize for His Dissertation

Heiko Richter, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute, was awarded the Humboldt Prize 2020 for his dissertation “Information as Infrastructure – Towards a Competition- and Innovation-Oriented Framework for Public Sector Information”.


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,  Michael Mertel,  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