Workshop  |  09/03/2021, 2:00 p.m.  –  09/04/2021, 11:30 a.m.

Intellectual Property Law-Making as Line (Re-)Drawing

Max Planck Law Teaching Session with Daria Kim
(Registration required)

Policy- and law-making in the field of intellectual property (IP) is about drawing a line between excludability and non-excludability of results of creative and innovative activity. The rationales for such boundaries stem from various theories about innovation, creativity, and social well-being.  The question of where to draw a line often becomes a matter of balancing competing interests and policy objectives.


The workshop will explore the challenges of this exercise in the context of EU IP law. It will stimulate the participants to view IP law and policy as a ‘work in progress’ rather than being ‘cast in stone’ and consider how the IP framework could be improved.  


3 September 2021 – 14.00 to 15:30

  • Theoretical foundations of IP law
  • Critical perspectives on IP


4 September 2021 – 10.00 to 11.30

  • IP policy levers
  • IP law from a law-in-social-context perspective


In-person if possible or hybrid format


Enrollment: Maximum 25 Participants


Please register by 17.00 CET on 26 August 2021.


Webpage of Daria Kim

Seminar  |  09/15/2021, 9:00 a.m.  –  12/31/2021, 5:00 p.m.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminars Fall/Winter 2021


The seminars will continue to take place online for the time being. We are looking forward to interesting speakers and presentations. More previews can be found here as of late summer. For more information see seminar page.

Workshop  |  12/06/2021, 9:00 a.m.  –  12/07/2021, 4:00 p.m.

RISE – 4th Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop

Keynote: Catherine Tucker (MIT & NBER)

On 6/7 December 2021, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will host the 4th Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop, an annual workshop for Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs in Economics and Management.


The goal of the RISE4 Workshop is to stimulate an in-depth discussion of a select number of empirical research papers. It offers Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs an opportunity to present their work and to receive feedback.


Keynote speaker of the RISE4 Workshop is Catherine Tucker (MIT & NBER).


Get the Call for Papers here.
See RISE Workshop.

Conference  |  06/13/2022, 9:00 a.m.  –  06/15/2022, 6:00 p.m.

Munich Summer Institute 2022

The next Munich Summer Institute will take place from 13 to 15 June 2022. The call for papers will be published in late 2021.

The Munich Summer Institute (MSI) is hosted by the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management at TUM, the Chair for Economics of Innovation at TUM, the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization at the LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition.


Please find further information at the website of the MSI.