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Opinion  |  09/09/2021

Artificial Intelligence Systems as Inventors?

The question of whether an Artificial Intelligence system can or should be recognised as an inventor has been debated world-wide. The Institute has issued a position statement in view of the emerging case-law on this issue.


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Mor Bakhoum, Head of the Max Planck Partner Group, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Université virtuelle du Sénégal, “Regulation of the data economy in emerging economies”
Miscellaneous  |  08/12/2021

Max Planck Partner Group founded in Senegal

The Max Planck Society has given its approval to the establishment of a Max Planck Partner Group affiliated with the Institute at the Université virtuelle du Sénégal in Dakar. The aim of the collaboration is joint research on issues of data access and regulation in relation to sustainable development.

Miscellaneous  |  07/21/2021

Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic – Diagnoses and Options for Action

In a new statement, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina presents an analysis of the economic and sociopolitical situation in Germany in the face of novel challenges posed by the pandemic and derives possible courses of action to cope with the upcoming structural change. Dietmar Harhoff contributed as an expert and addressed questions pertaining to the structural change and economic growth as well as the performance of public organizations.


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