Dr. Jurgita Randakevičiūtė-Alpman

Senior Research Fellow

Intellectual Property and Competition Law

+49 89 24246 - 5303
jurgita.randakeviciute(at)ip.mpg.de

Areas of Interest:

European Patent Law, Standardisation and Standard Essential Patents, Ethics and Innovation

Academic Résumé

Since 10/2018
Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

2017-2018
Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

2016-2017
Doctoral Student supported by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

2015-2016
Scholarship Holder at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

2013-2014
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center

2012-2018
Doctoral studies at the University of Vilnius under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jevgenij Machovenko
Topic: ‘Teisės ir biomedicinos mokslų santykis Europos patentų konvencijos 53 (a) straipsnio kontekste’ (‘The Relationship between Law and Biomedical Science in the Context of Art. 53 (a) of the European Patent Convention’)

2010-2018
Associate at law firm ‘Valiunas Ellex’

2006-2011
Law Studies
Vilnius University

Scholarships and Academic Prizes

2017
‘4iP Council Research’ joint 3rd place

2015
Scholarship of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

2013
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center Alumni Scholarship

2010
Certificate for very good grades at the Vilnius University Faculty of Law in the summer semester 2010

2010
Scholarship of the Young Lawyers Division (structural unit of the Lithuanian Lawyers' Association)

2009
Scholarship of the law firm ‘LAWIN’

2007
Scholarship of the Vilnius University Faculty of Law Alumni Society

Memberships

  • Munich Intellectual Property Law Center’s Alumni Network (MIPLC Alumni Network)
  • The Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum (IDPR)

Publications

Books and Monographs

Teisės ir biomedicinos mokslų santykis Europos patentų konvencijos 53 (a) straipsnio kontekste (Socialiniai mokslai, teisė (01S)), Vilniaus universitetas, Vilnius 2018.

    The role of standard-setting organizations with regard to balancing the rights between the owners and the users of standard-essential patents (MIPLC Studies, 27), 1. ed., Nomos, Baden-Baden 2015, 66 pp. DOI

      Contributions to Collected Editions, Commentaries, Handbooks and Encyclopaedias

      Non-Compliance with EU Competition Law as a Public Policy Violation: Lessons for FRAND Arbitration, in: Marianne Roth, Michael Geistlinger (eds.), Yearbook on International Arbitration and ADR. Volume VII, NWV Verlag, Wien 2021, 49 - 76 (together with Jaunius Gumbis).

        Научный прогресс и право: quo vadis?, in: Проблемы гражданского права и процесса, ГрГУ им. Я. Купалы, Гродно 2016, 209 - 222 (together with Jevgenij Machovenko).

          Europos Sąjungos taikomos ribojamosios priemonės ir teisė į teisingą teismą, in: Nepriklausomos Lietuvos teisė: liber amicorum profesoriui Jonui Prapiesčiui, Vilniaus universitetas Teisės fakultetas, Vilnius 2012 (together with Elze Matulionyte).

            Journal Articles

            New types of marks available after the European Union Trade Mark Reform An Analysis in the light of the U.S. Trade mark law, Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law 10, 3 (2020), 375 - 397 (together with Inês Ribeiro da Cunha).

            • This article analyzes one of the novelties brought about by the European Union trade mark reform; i.e. the removal of the graphic representation requirement opening opportunities to register new types of marks at the European Union Intellectual Property Office. In this article, the legal requirements for the registration of the non-traditional trade marks under the legal frameworks of the European Union and the United States of America are discussed and the new provisions of the European Union trade mark law on the representation of trade marks are assessed.
            • https://www.jipitec.eu/issues/jipitec-10-3-2019/5032

            Vakarų teisės tradicijos ir biomedicinos mokslų santykis Europos patentų konvencijos 53 (a) str. kontekste, VU mokslo darbai, Teisė 98 (2016), 135 - 152.

              Moralės vaidmuo teisinėje sistemoje Vakarų teisės tradicijos kontekste, VU mokslo darbai, Teisė 101 (2016), 145 - 165.

                Lithuanian reforms put onus on trade mark owners, Managing IP 2013 (together with Ruta Pumputiene).

                  Research Papers

                  Patent ambush: the commitment decision of the European Commission in the Rambus case, 4iP Council's research, 2017, 24 pp.

                  • Standard-setting is an essential tool for promoting technological development, innovation and competition, resulting in significant benefits to economic systems. Therefore, this procedure requires special attention and every attempt to impair standardization should be addressed immediately. Patent ambush, which is illustrated by the Rambus case, is one of the actions that could negatively affect this procedure and lead to serious distortion of competition. Despite the afore-specified adverse effects, as it is demonstrated by the European Commission’s decision as of 9 December 2009 in the afore-mentioned Rambus case, the application of the provisions of the current EU competition law is quite problematic and unclear. Taking into consideration the afore-specified difficulties, this work aims at analysing the issues that have risen while assessing patent ambush as an abuse of a dominant position under the Art. 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and to evaluate the arguments of the European Commission regarding the application of the latter provision.
                  • https://www.4ipcouncil.com/application/files/8715/1638/1033/Patent_Ambush_the_Commitment_Decision_of_the_EC_in_the_Rambus_Case_.pdf

                  Courses

                  WS 14/15

                  Seminars of Legal History

                  Location: Vilnius University

                  Lectures

                  07/11/17

                  Case law of the European Patent Office regarding the Interpretation of Art. 53 (a) EPC

                  Institute Seminar
                  Location: Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany

                  08/11-12/16

                  Art. 53 (a) of the European Patent Convention: an Interaction of Two Traditions

                  Intellectual Property Scholars Conference 2016
                  Location: Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

                  05/24-26/16

                  The Influence of Biomedical Science on Legal Regulation in the Context of Art. 53 (a) of the European Patent Convention

                  Tenth WIPO Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum
                  Location: World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

                  11/6-7/15

                  Influence of Biomedical Science on the Legal Regulation: an Interaction of two Traditions

                  The 3rd Annual Graduate Student Workshop in Applied Philosophy
                  Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

                  02/6-7/15

                  The Role of Standard Setting Organizations With Regard to Balancing the Rights Between the Owners and the Users of Standard Essential Patents

                  2015 Works in Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium
                  Location: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, USA

                  11/21/14

                  The Role of Standard Setting Organizations With Regard to Balancing the Rights Between the Owners and the Users of Standard Essential Patents

                  3rd Göttingen International Research Forum on Law and ICT/IP
                  Location: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany