Michał Barycki

Doctoral Student

Intellectual Property and Competition Law


Areas of Interest:

The Theory of International Patent Law; “Modern” Copyright and Patent Law; New Technologies in the Context of IP Protection; IP Overlaps.

Academic Résumé

since 08/2021
Doctoral Student supported by the MPI
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

11/2020 – 07/2021
Research Stay
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

since 10/2020
Doctoral Studies
Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

10/2018 – 02/2020
Master of Intellectual Property Law with Honours
Thesis: Disclaimers in European Patent Applications
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

10/2015 – 09/2019
Master of Law
Thesis: Compulsory Licence for Computer Software in the Polish Copyright Law
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

10/2014 – 06/2018
Bachelor of Intellectual Property and New Media Law
Thesis: Responsibility in Know-How Contracts. Selected Problems
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

Work Experience

09/2019 – 12/2020
Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programm
European Qualifying Examination Department (, Munich

10/2017 – 01/2019
Lecturer of Copyright and Civil Law
Academy of Fine Arts Krakow, Faculty of Interior Design, Poland

WIPO Project, IP and socio-economic development - innovativeness of the health sector in Poland
World Intellectual Property Organization, Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw and Geneva

Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Judicial Department and Patent Examination Department, Patent Law, Warsaw, Poland

01/2018 – 02/2018
Regional Court, 1st Civil Department in Krakow, Poland

Scholarships, Academic Prizes and Honours

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Award from the Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Poland for the one of the best IP works in Poland in 2018
Bachelor’s Thesis: Responsibility in Know-How Contracts. Selected Problems

Award from the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University for academic achievements and scientific activities during legal studies

Scholarship for the best students of the Jagiellonian University in academic year

Scholarship for the best students of the Jagiellonian University in academic year


2016 – 2019
Founder and leader
Student’s Intellectual Property Law Association at the Jagiellonian University
currently: Alumnus

since 2008
Volunteer Water Rescue Service (Wodne Ochotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe)


Contributions to Collected Editions, Commentaries, Handbooks and Encyclopaedias

Interes prywatny, indywidualny, prawny oraz faktyczny w kontekście dobra wspólnego (Private, Individual, Legal and Factual Interests in the Context of Common Good), in: Arkadiusz Sobczyk (ed.), Dobro i interes w prawie. Wstęp do problematyki (Common Good and Interests in Law. Introduction into Legal Issues) (Porta Iuris, 2), Wydawnictwo UJ, Kraków 2023, 203 - 227.

    Reevaluation of space in the view of copyright law, in: Mosspace re/in/venting 5 Miedzynarodowe Biennale Architektury Wnętrz Inaw, Kraków 2018.

      Journal Articles

      Legal grounds of liability in know-how contracts: Defects of the subject of performance and other types of breaches of contract, Transformacje prawa prywatnego 2020, 5 - 43.

        Compulsory Licence for Computer Software in the Polish Copyright Law, Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego 147 (2020), 38 - 76.

          Disclaimers in European patent applications, GRUR Int 69, 12 (2020).

            Further Publications, Press Articles, Interviews

            Interdyscyplinarność źródłem innowacyjności (Interdisciplinarity as a Source of Innovativeness), Moje Miasto 93.November/December (2022), 16.

            Symbole narodowe a biznes/ National Signs and Business, Moje Miasto 92.September/October (2022), 16.

            Dobro wspólne i jego szczególna rola w polskim systemie prawnym/ Common Good and It’s Relevance in the Polish Legal System, Moje Miasto 91.July/August (2022), 16.

            Wybrane konsekwencje naruszenia zaufania wśród partnerów gospodarczych na przykładzie praw własności intelektualnej (Consequences of a Breach of Trust between Economic Partners Basing on Example of IP Rights), Moje Miasto 90.May/June (2022), 16.

            Zaufanie jako jedna z podstaw sukcesu ekonomicznego (Trust as One of the Grounds to Economic Success), Moje Miasto 89.March/April (2022), 16.


            02/09 – 02/12/2022
            Issues Concerning the Transfer of the Right of Priority Regarding European Patent Applications
            Fourth IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference
            Location: online

            10/19 – 10/20/2018
            Protection of Intellectual Property in Economic Activity and Non-pecuniary Contribution into Capital Companies
            III Edition Dronetech World Meeting
            Location: Toruń, Poland

            Copyright Economic Rights as a Non-pecuniary Contribution into Limited Liability Company
            Adam Mickiewicz University
            Location: Poznań, Poland

            Collective Management Organisation in the View of New European Regulations
            (Directive 2014/26/EU of 26 February 2014 on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licencing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market)
            Jagiellonian University
            Location: Krakow, Poland


            10/2017 – 01/2019
            Copyright and Civil Law
            Developing lectures and exercises on copyright and contract law for students of interior design
            Academy of Fine Arts Krakow, Faculty of Interior Design, Poland