Seminar  |  12/08/2022 | 02:00 PM  –  04:00 PM

TIME Colloquium

Maren Mickler (ISTO), Timm Opitz (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) (on invitation)

Kaulbachstraße 45, ISTO (LMU)


Research News

Data Sharing for Good Health & Well-Being: India's Way Forward to Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3
Miscellaneous  |  10/28/2022

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Data Sharing

“Regulation of the Data Economy in Emerging Economies”  is the title of an international project in which researchers from the Institute are looking at how regulatory mechanisms in the data economy must be designed to promote sustainable economic development in emerging economies. The second workshop of this project, focusing on health-related issues, was held in Bengaluru, India, on 8 and 9 September.

Michael E. Rose scanning a directory
Study  |  07/22/2022

How Amateur Genealogists Support Research – A Citizen Science Project

Together with Germany’s largest association for family research, the Verein für Computergenealogie, the Institute is conducting a digitization project to collect data with the help of amateur genealogists. The data from over 100 volumes of annual directories of writings published at German universities and higher education institutions open up many new, exciting research questions.

Opinion  |  07/05/2022

Position Statement on the Decision of the WTO Ministerial Conference on the TRIPS Agreement

On 17 June 2022, the WTO Ministerial Conference adopted a long-awaited decision on the TRIPS Agreement. The Decision has not waived any intellectual property rights as such, as proposed by India and South Africa in October 2020. Instead, it mainly clarifies the application of the existing TRIPS flexibilities. As a follow-up to its earlier Position Statement, the Institute issued a paper that outlines the legal and practical implications of the Decision.


Institute News

Miscellaneous  |  10/27/2022

Bucharest Conference on “Building a Global Ethical Framework for AI: The UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI”

On 4 October 2022, Dietmar Harhoff, member of UNESCO’s High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on the Implementation of the AI Recommendation since December 2021, participated as an expert in the con­fer­ence on “Building a Global Ethical Framework for AI: The UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of AI” in Bucharest, which addressed the guidelines on the design, development, and use of AI systems adopted in November 2021. The con­fer­ence focused on the need to promote diversity and inclusiveness, and how to move from principles to practice to assess the ethical impact of Artificial Intelligence on society.

Miscellaneous  |  10/27/2022

Expert Study Sees Need for Action in the Regulation of Data Access Rights

On 26 October, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) published a comprehensive scientific expert study on data access entitled “Data access and sharing in Germany and in the EU: Towards a coherent legal framework for the emerging data economy”. The report was prepared by our senior research fellow Heiko Richter in co-authorship with the Berlin professors Heike Schweitzer, Axel Metzger and Knut Blind and other authors.

Miscellaneous  |  10/04/2022

Call for Papers – 16th Workshop on the Organisation, Economics and Policy of Scientific Research

WOEPSR is coming back to Munich! After the 14th workshop of the series in 2020, the “16th Workshop on the Organization, Economics and Policy of Scientific Research”, jointly organized with TUM, will again take place at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition on 13 and 14 April 2023. Researchers who would like to present a paper are invited to submit it online by 15 January 2023.


Recent Publications

Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Research Papers

Blasetti, Roxana CarmenDistinctive Signs for Collective Use in Latin America: Development Promotion by Valuing Origin and Quality (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, 22-15), 2022, 131 S. (gemeinsam mit Suelen Carls, Pedro Henrique D. Batista).


Schweitzer, HeikeData Access and Sharing in Germany and in the EU: Towards a Coherent Legal Framework for the Emerging Data Economy: A Legal, Economic and Competition Policy Angle - Final Report (Expertenstudie im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz) 2022, 308 S. (gemeinsam mit Axel Metzger et al.).


Hilty, Reto M.Position Statement of 5 July 2022 on the Decision of the WTO Ministerial Conference on the TRIPS Agreement adopted on 17 June 2022 2022, 8 S. (gemeinsam mit Daria Kim et al.).


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research

Articles in Refereed Journals

Ciaramella, Laurie (2023). Taxation and the Transfer of Patents: Evidence from Europe European Economic Review 151.

Discussion Papers

Sele, Daniela; Chugunova, Marina (2022). Putting a Human in the Loop: Increasing Uptake, but Decreasing Accuracy of Automated Decision-MakingMax Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 22-20.

Discussion Papers

Widmann, Rainer; Rose, Michael; Chugunova, Marina (2022). Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Accused Scientists, and Their ResearchMax Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 22-18.