Prior to his appointment at TU Munich Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute in the Intellectual Property and Competition Law Department with Professor Josef Drexl. He will continue to be associated with the Institute as an Affiliated Research Fellow after his move. In his research and teaching Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt focuses on topics such as the law of the digital economy, platform markets, data-driven economy, competition law and policy, entrepreneurial strategies and innovation activities, as well as law and economics.
Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt holds graduate degrees in law as well as in economics. He studied law (First and Second Juridical State Exam) at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Dr. iur., PhD in law), at NYU Law School (LL.M. (NYU)), in Würzburg and at the Université de Genève. In economics, he attended the University of Karlsruhe (Dr. rer. pol.), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Stern Business School (NYU) in New York and the University of Würzburg. His legal and academic practice includes working at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, at the universities of Munich, Würzburg and Harvard, in the Foreign Service at the German Embassy in London and at the United Nations (UNCTAD).
Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt has been awarded the Faculty Prize of the University of Munich and the Prize of the Munich Law Society. He has obtained scholarship funding from the European Recovery Program (ERP), the German Ministry of Economics, the German National Academic Foundation, the Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the VG Wort.