In the context of the European Commission's public consultation on “Compulsory licensing of patents in the EU”, the Institute has published a position statement. The authors around Reto M. Hilty welcome that the Commission wants to reinvigorate the public discourse on this important topic. However, according to the authors, the Commission’s reform proposal does not take things far enough.
The ever-growing number of patents, scientific publications, and other text corpora is becoming a burden for many researchers. At the same time, new opportunities for scientific analysis arise. The scalable open-source software system Logic Mill applies machine learning to very large document sets, enabling researchers to quickly identify similar texts in a wide variety of fields. This opens up new perspectives in areas such as prior art searches for patent examination, the assessment of the novelty of patents and publications, and the likelihood of patent litigation.
The book project, the result of which is now available, already began in 2020. Heiko Richter, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute, has published “Competition and Intellectual Property Law in Ukraine”, the most comprehensive book on Ukrainian competition and intellectual property law in English to date.
Lawyer Anja Geller is awarded the Dieter Rampacher Prize 2022 for her early doctorate. She completed her dissertation at the age of 26. The title of her dissertation thesis is “Social Scoring by States: Legitimacy under European Law - with References to China”.
The conference is co-organised by the University of Passau Research Centre for Law and Digitalisation (FREDI) and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. The event is the final part of a three-tier conference series on Global Data Law and element of a greater research agenda with respect to Global Data Law & Policy. With this call for papers, we are inviting academic scholars to contribute to the conference.
On 24 January 2023, Patrick Cramer, the President-elect of the Max Planck Society, visited the Institute. He will take over from Martin Stratmann on the 75th anniversary of the Max Planck Society in June 2023 in Göttingen, where the Max Planck Society was founded. Cramer’s goal is to have visited and become acquainted with all 86 Institutes of the Max Planck Society by the time he takes office. He was impressed by the societal relevance of the research conducted at the Institute.
Richter, HeikoAccess to Private Sector Data for the Common Good: A Critical Review of Chapter V of the Proposed Data Act - Report for the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) 2023, 21 S.
Richter, HeikoProspects of Merger Review in the Digital Age: A Critical Look at the EU, the United States, and Germany IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 54.2 (2023), 223 - 267, 06.02.2023.
Ullrich, HannsPatent Dependency Under European and European Union Patent Law – a Regulatory Gap (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 23-04), 2023, 57 S.
Fons-Rosen, Christian; Pu, Zhaoxin (2023). The Transmission of Sectoral Shocks Across the Innovation NetworkMax Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 23-08.
Opitz, Timm; Schwaiger, Christoph (2023). Reciprocal Preferences in Matching MarketsMax Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 23-06.
Fons-Rosen, Christian; Roldan-Blanco, Pau; Schmitz, Tom (2023). The Effects of Startup Acquisitions on Innovation and Economic GrowthMax Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 23-02.