Research News

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Opinion  |  08/11/2023

Position Statement on New Genomic Techniques and Intellectual Property Law

A new Position Statement of the Institute addresses concerns related to intellectual property protection for genome-editing technologies and genome-edited plants in the EU. It proposes a set of policy recommendations to facilitate access to and utilisation of IP-protected genome-editing technologies and their products in the plant breeding sector.

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Study  |  07/17/2023

Improving Transparency and the Right to Open Data

In his current discussion paper, Heiko Richter, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute, examines two goals of the coalition agreement of the German federal government: to further develop the freedom of information laws into a federal transparency law and to introduce a legal entitlement to Open Data.

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Study  |  06/01/2023

Clicking against the Clock – How Time Pressure and Regret Influence Our Behavior in Online Shopping

In a new podcast episode, Timm Opitz explains how time pressure and regret can influence our search behavior in the world of online shopping. He sheds light on his research project titled “Time Pressure and Regret in Sequential Search”, which investigates the impact of urgency and regret on optimal search behavior by conducting experiments in a controlled environment.


Institute News

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Miscellaneous  |  09/22/2023

Comparative Data Law Conference - Programmme Available, Registration Open

The conference programme and registration for the Comparative Data Law conference to take place in Munich on 7 and 8 December 2023 are now available. The event is the final part of a three-part conference series on Global Data Law and part of a larger research agenda related to Global Data Law and Policy and is jointly organised with the University of Passau Research Centre for Law.

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Miscellaneous  |  07/01/2023

Pin Factory Visit – Science Learns from the Real World

In the spirit of the NBER Pin Factory Visits – company visits conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research since the mid-1990s to promote field research in economics and make site visits an important part of empirical research – the team of the Institute’s Eco­nomics Department visited several sites of the TQ Group on 23 June 2023. TQ is highly innovative in the field of electronic products and services.


Recent Publications

Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Research Papers

Batista, Pedro Henrique D.The WIPO IGC Chair's Draft on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources – Reasons for Concern (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 23-20), 2023, 15 S.

Research Papers

Batista, Pedro Henrique D.The Protection of Genetic Resources – Potential for Regional Cooperation (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 23-19), 2023, 19 S.


Kim, DariaNew Genomic Techniques and Intellectual Property Law: Challenges and Solutions for the Plant Breeding Sector 2023 (gemeinsam mit Michael Kock et al.).


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Articles in Refereed Journals

Potts, Jason; Torrance, Andrew; Harhoff, Dietmar; Hippel, Eric von (2023). Profiting from Data Commons: Theory, Evidence, and Strategy Implications Strategy Science 2023.

Discussion Papers

Wang, Lucy Xiaolu (2023). A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Medicines Patent PoolMax Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 23-18.

Discussion Papers

Heursen, Lea; Friess, Svenja; Chugunova, Marina (2023). Reputational Concerns and Advice-Seeking at WorkMax Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 23-17.