Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Joseph Straus

Emeritus Member

Professor of Law (Universities of Munich and Ljubljana), Emeritus Scientific Member of the MPI for Innovation and Competition, Marshall B. Coyne Visiting Professor of International and Comparative Law, George Washington University, Law School, Washington D.C., Visiting Professor Tsinghua University, School of Law, Beijing

+49 89 24246-410
+49 89 24246-506
joseph.straus(at)ip.mpg.de
Daniela Pfeuffer

Areas of Interest:

European and International Patent Law; Protection of Biotechnological Inventions; Law of Employee's Inventions; International Protection of IPR and World Economic Order; Technology Transfer; IP Arbitration

Academic Résumé

Born 1938 in Trieste, Italy. Received Law-Diploma 1962 from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and 1968 Dr. jur. from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Habilitation in 1986 at University of Ljubljana. Private practise from 1968 to 1977; since then with the Max-Planck-Institute. Teaches European and German Patent Law at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich since 1990. Nominated Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Ljubljana (1986-). Visiting Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, N.Y. (between 1989 and 1998); Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law (Spring 2001-5). Distinguished Visiting Professor University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2005). Author or co-author of more than 250 publications in the field of intellectual property law, especially in the field of the protection of biotechnological inventions. Consultant to OECD, WIPO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, EC-Commission, World Bank, Scientific Services of the German Bundestag and the German Government, as well as the European Parliament, the European Patent Office, the Swiss Government and the Swiss Federal Institute for Intellectual Property. Vice-President German Association for Industrial Property and Copyright Law, Former President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Chair Programme Committee, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) (1997-2006), Chair Intellectual Property Rights Committee of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) (1995-2006).

Academic Prizes and Honours

Diploma of Merits, International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), 1991

Medal of Merits, International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI), 1997

Katz-Kiley Fellow 1999, University of Houston Law Center

Science Award 2000 of the Foundation for the German Science

Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr. jur. h.c.), University of Ljubljana, 2001 and University of Kragujevac, 2003

Honorary Director of the Intellectual Property Institute of the Tongji University, Shanghai
Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan (2005-)

Honorary Professor Tongji University, Shanghai

Honorary Professor Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, and Honorary Director of its Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property

Selected as one of the 50 most influential people in Intellectual Property in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by the Journal "Managing Intellectual Property"

Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2005

Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Faculty of Law University of Toronto, 2005

Visiting Professor, Graduate Institute of Intellectual Property, Taipei (2005-)

Corresponding Member of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art

Member and Vice-President of the Class "Social Sciences, Law and Economics", European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Member of Honour, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), 2006

Inducted into IAM IP Hall of Fame 2007

Venice IP Award 2007 ("Premio Venezia per la Proprietà Intellettuale")

Honorary Professor, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 2009

Member Academia Europaea, Chair Law Section, 2009-

Chair, Standing Committee on Intellectual Property Rights, Federation of European Academies of Sciences (ALLEA), 2010

Order of Merits of the Republic of Slovenia, 2010

Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambasador znanosti Republike Slovenije), awarded by the Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Republic of Slovenia, 2011

NIPMO-UNISA Chair for Intellectual Property, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria
Ehrenmitglied der Deutschen Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR), 2013

Editorial Activities

Member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science, Turin

Memberships

  • Standing Advisory Committee before the European Patent Organisation (SACEPO)(1998-2009)
  • Advisory Board of the Research Fund of the European Patent Office, Munich (1998-2009)
  • Advisory Board of the Worldwide Academy of the World, Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  • Standing Committee "Intellectual Property Rights" All European Academies (ALLEA)
  • Executive Council of the Center for Advanced Study an Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) of the University of Washington, School of Law, Seattle
  • International Board of Assessors, Intellectual Property Research Center, University of Melbourne
  • Advisory Council of the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Intellectual Property Office of the Repbulic of Slovenia (1991 - 2003)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Ifo Institute für Wirtschafsforschung, Munich (2002 - 2008)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Intellectual Property Rights Annual Journal, Peking
  • Member of the Senate Commission on Basic Issues of Gene Re­search of the German Research Foundation (Senatskommission für Grundsatzfragen der Genforschung der DFG) 1993-1999
  • Member of the Academia Europaea (2001-), Chair Law Section (2009-)
  • Member of the Administrative Council, Center for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI), Université Robert Schuman (2001-2004)
  • Member Advisory Board, Creative and Innovative Economy Center, The George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.
  • International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), President (1993-1995), President Elect (1991-1993), Treasurer (1987-1991)
  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI). Programme Committee (Member 1992-1994, Deputy Chairman 1994-1997, Chairman 1997-), Co-Chairman of Special Committee Q 144 - Publications (1998); Chairman of the Special Committee Q 114 - Biotechnology (1992-1998). Member of the Executive Committee since 1982; Member of the Board of the German National Group (1990-)
  • Human Genome Organisation (HUGO), Chairman of the Intellectual Property Rights Committee (1995-2006)
  • German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright [Vice-President (2005‑)], Member of the Executive Board (2001-) and Member of the Committee for Plant Breedings (1986) and of the Committee for Patent- and Utility Models Law (1992-), Vice-President (2003-)
  • Association Littéraire et Artistique International (ALAI)
  • Association for Comparative Law
  • Member EU Commission’s Expert Group on Biotechnological Inventions (2002-)
  • Consultant to the OECD, Paris, on Biotechnology and Patent Protection, 1982-1985; 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000; Chair Expert Group on Guidelines for Licensing of Genetic Inventions (2004-2006)
  • Consultant to World Intellectual Property Organization (WI­PO), Geneva, on Questions of Industrial Property Protec­tion of Biotechnological Inventions, 1985, 1986 and 1999
  • Consultant to the Commission of the European Economic Com­munity for the preparation of the Draft for a Council Di­rec­tive on the Legal Protection of Bio­technological Inven­tions, 1987-1989; On the Future European Patent System, 1995-1996; and on "Strategic Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of Technology Policy" (ETAN Working Group) (1998-1999)
  • Consultant to the Scientific Service of the German Bundestag (Parliament), 1996
  • Consultant to the European Patent Organisation on the Introduction of a Grace Period, 2000
  • Consultant to the German Federal Ministry of Justice, 2000
  • Consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, on the Impact of technologi­cal and commercial changes on policies and legislation affecting the creation and transfer of technologies, 1987/­1988
  • Consultant to the United Nations Industrial Develop­ment Or­ganization (UNIDO), Vienna, 1989
  • Consultant to the World Bank, Washington D.C., 1991
  • Member of the Advisory Panel for the Human Genome Project and Patenting DNA Sequences, Office of Technology Assessment (OT­A), Congress of the United States, 1993-1994
  • Consultant to the Ministry for Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia on the legislation in the fiel­d of em­ployees' inventions, 1993-1994
  • Member of the Working Group of the Conference of the Presidents of German Universities (Deutsche Hochschulrektorenkonferenz) for the Preparation of Recommendations aimed to Incent Patent Applications from Universities and other Institutions of Higher Professional Education in Germany (Präsidial-Arbeitsgruppe zur Vorbereitung von Empfehlungen zur Förderung der Patentanmeldungen aus den Universitäten und Fachhochschulen in Deutschland) 1996
  • Member of the Working Group on Bio-Sciences of the Technology Council of The German Federal Chancellor (Bundeskanzler) 1996
  • Testified as Expert before the ”Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizen’s Rights”, European Parliament, Brussels, June 10, 1996
  • Testified as Expert (”Auskunftsperson”) before the Special Committee on ”Gentechnik-Volksbegehren” of the Austrian Parliament, Vienna, October 24, 1997
  • Testified as Expert before the Committee on Legal Affairs of the German Parliament (Bundestag) on the Protection of Spare Parts by Design Law, Berlin, September 24, 2003
  • Testified as Expert before the Committee on Legal Affairs of the German Parliament (Bundestag) on Issues of Patenting Biotechnological Inventions, Berlin, September 29, 2004
  • Member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s List of Neutrals

Languages

German, English, French, Italian, Slovene

Selected Publications

Biotechnology and Patent Protection. An International Review (in coll. with F. K. Beier and R. S. Crespi), OECD Paris 1985 = Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi 1986 = Biotechnologie et protection par brevet: Une analyse internationale, OCDE Paris 1985 = Biotechnologie und Patentschutz. Eine internationale Untersuchung der OECD. VCH Verlagsgesellschaft Weinheim/Deerfield Beach, Florida/Basel 1986 = Baiotekunorojí to tokkyo hogo - Kokusaiteki rebyū Hatsumei Kyōkai, Tokyo 1987
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Aktuelle Herausforderungen des Geistigen Eigentums, Festgabe von Freunden und Mitarbeitern für Friedrich-Karl Beier zum 70. Geburtstag (Ed.), Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln etc. 1996
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Grace Period and the European and International Patent Law - Analysis of Key Legal and Socio-Economic Aspects, Vol. 20 IIC-Studies, Verlag C.H. Beck, Munich 2001
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Intellectual Property in Asia: Law, Economics, History and Politics, (co-edited with P. Goldstein, associate editors P. Ganea, T. Garde, A. Issacson Wooley), Springer Publisher, Berlin-Heidelberg 2009, ISBN 978-3-540-89701-9; I-ISBN 978-3-540-89702-6
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The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy (Editor), Springer Publisher, Berlin-Heidelberg 2009, ISBN 978-3-540-92680-1
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A Marriage of Convenience: World Economy and Intellectual Property From 1990 to 2012, AIPLA Quarterly Journal, Volume 40, No. 4, Fall 2012, pp. 633-683
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Ordre Public and Morality Issues in Patent Eligibility, in: Toshiko Takenaka (ed.), Intellectual Property in Common Law and Civil Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK-Northampton, MA, USA, 2013, ISBN 978-0-85793 4369, pp. 19-49
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The 'Bolar' Exemption and the Supply of Patented Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients to Generic Drug Producers - An Attempt to Interpret Article 10 Paragraph 6 of the Council Directive 2004/27/EC, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2014, Vol. 9, No. 11, pp. 895-908
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Can Antitrust Adequately Assess Patent Settlement Agreements Disconnected from Patent Law Relevant Facts? - The Servier Case – Its Public Perception and its Underlying Facts, (2016) 38 E.I.P.R., Issue 9, pp. 533-544
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Patentability and Scientific Progress: Modern Biotechnology as an Example, in: Giurisprudenza e Scienza, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, "Atti dei Convegni Lincei" 310, Bardi Edizioni, Rome, 2017, pp. 199-240, ISSN: 0391-805X, ISBN: 978-88-218-1146-3
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Intellectual Property Rights and Bioeconomy, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP), Oxford University Press, (DOI 10.1093-jiplp/jpx059), Volume 12, No. 7, 2017, pp. 576-590
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Full List of Publications

Edited Works

Europäisches Patentübereinkommen. Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, 30. instl., Heymanns, Köln [u.a.] 2014, 6 + 19 + 9 + 6 + 11 + 11 + 13 + 18 + 2 + 52 pp. (together with Gerhard Schricker).

    Europäisches Patentübereinkommen. Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, 29. instl., Heymanns, Köln [u.a.] 2012 (together with Gerhard Schricker et al.).

      Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, Internationaler Teil. GRUR Int; Zeitschrift der Deutschen Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, Beck, München, since 2012 (together with Reto M. Hilty et al.).

        Leading Court Cases on European Intellectual Property (Tongji IP Series), Intellectual Property Publishing House, Beijing 2011, 1282 pp. (together with Peter Meier-Beck).

          Patentschutz und Stammzellforschung. Internationale und rechtsvergleichende Aspekte (MPI Studies on Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, 13), Springer, Berlin 2009, XII + 121 pp. (together with Peter Ganea, Yu-Cheol Shin).

            Intellectual Property in Asia. Law, Economics, History and Politics (MPI Studies on Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, 9), Springer, Berlin 2009, XVIII + 357 pp. (together with Paul Goldstein).

              The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy (MPI Studies on Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, 10), Springer, Berlin 2009, XXI + 177 pp.

                Abhandlungen zum Urheber- und Kommunikationsrecht des Max-Planck-Instituts für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht, München, Nomos, Baden-Baden, since 2007 (together with Reto M. Hilty et al.).

                • 2002 - 2005 unter dem Titel Urheberrechtliche Abhandlungen des Max-Planck-Instituts für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht erschienen

                Europäisches Patentübereinkommen. Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, 28. instl., Heymanns, Köln [u.a.] 2005, 140 pp. (together with Kurt Haertel † et al.).

                  Europäisches Patentübereinkommen. Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, 27. instl., Heymanns, Köln [u.a.] 2004, 17, 6, 14, 28, 7, 29 pp. (together with Gerhard Schricker et al.).

                    Europäisches Patentübereinkommen, Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, 26. instl., Heymanns, Köln [u.a.] 2003, 156 pp. (together with Kurt Haertel et al.).

                      Das Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Patent-, Urheber-, und Wettbewerbsrecht, München, im Spiegel seiner Veröffentlichungen. Herrn Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Gerhard Schricker zu seiner Emeritierung gewidmet, Beck, München 2003, XXIII + 258 pp. (together with Gerhard Schricker).

                        Im Dienste des Geistigen Eigentums. Festansprachen aus Anlass der Emeritierung von Professor Dr. jur. Dr. jur. h.c.mult. Gerhard Schricker und des 100. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. jur. h.c. Eugen Ulmer, 26. Juni 2003, Max-Planck-Ges., München 2003, 42 pp. (together with Jürgen Basedow et al.).

                          Europäisches Patentübereinkommen. Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, 25. instl., Heymann, Köln [u.a.] 2002, 41, 45, 18, 40, 18, 52, 65, 12, 16, 23, 34, 14 pp. (together with Kurt Haertel et al.).

                            Europäisches Patentübereinkommen. Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, 24. instl., Heymanns, Köln [u.a.] 2000 (together with Kurt Haertel et al.).

                              Aktuelle Herausforderungen des geistigen Eigentums - Festgabe von Freunden und Mitarbeitern für Friedrich-Karl Beier zum 70. Geburtstag, Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln; Berlin; Bonn; München 1996, XIX + 654 pp.

                                IIC Studies. Studies in Industrial Property and Copyright Law, Hart Publ., Oxford (together with Reto M. Hilty, Josef Drexl).

                                  IIC. International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Beck, München (together with Josef Drexl et al.).

                                    Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, Internationaler Teil. GRUR Int; Zeitschrift der Deutschen Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht, Beck, München (together with Gerhard Schricker).

                                      Books and Monographs

                                      Optionen bei der Umsetzung der Richtlinie EG 98/44 über den rechtlichen Schutz biotechnologischer Erfindungen (Publikation / Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum <Bern>, 2), Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Bern 2004, 73 pp. (together with Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum).

                                        Genetic Inventions and Patent Law.An Empirical Survey of Selected German R & D Institutions, VMD Verl., München 2004, 53 pp. (together with Henrik Holzapfel, Matthias Lindenmeir).

                                          Software-Patente. Eine empirische Analyse aus ökonomischer und juristischer Perspektive (Technik, Wirtschaft und Politk, 49), Physica-Verl., Heidelberg 2003, XII + 266 pp. (together with Knut Blind et al.).

                                            Parallelimporte - Erschöpfung des Patentrechts, BBL, Bern 2003, XV + 64 + 30 pp. (together with Paul Katzenberger).

                                            Grace period and the European and international patent law - analysis of key legal and socio-economic aspects (IIC-Studies, 20), Verlag C.H. Beck, München 2001, XV + 114 pp.

                                              Biotechnology and Patent Protection. An International Review, OECD, Paris 1985, 133 pp. (together with R. Stephen Crespi, Friedrich-Karl Beier).

                                              • Also published in French: Biotechnologie et protection par brevet: Une analyse internationale, OCDE Paris 1985
                                              • Also published in German: Biotechnologie und Patentschutz. Eine internationale Untersuchung der OECD. VCH Verlagsgesellschaft Weinheim/Deerfield Beach, Florida/Basel 1986
                                              • Also published in Japanese: Baiotekunorojí to tokkyo hogo - Kokusaiteki rebyū Hatsumei Kyōkai, Tokyo 1987

                                              Das Wettbewerbsrecht in Jugoslawien - eine entwicklungsgeschichtliche und systematische Darstellung mit Hinweisen auf das deutsche Recht (Schriftenreihe zum gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, 19), Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln; Berlin; Bonn; München 1970, XXVIII + 256 pp.

                                                Contributions to Collected Editions, Commentaries, Handbooks and Encyclopaedias

                                                Preface, in: Simon Klopschinski, Ch. Gibson (eds.), The Protection of Intellectual Property under International Investment Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2018, forthcoming.

                                                  Patentierung / ökonomische Aspekte, in: Ferdinand Hucho (ed.), Gentechnologiebericht, Themenband, Stammzellforschung, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science, Berlin 2018, forthcoming.

                                                    How Efficient is Patent Protection for Diagnostic Methods?, in: Izzivi prava v življenjski resničnosti = Challenges of law in life reality: Liber Amicorum Marko Ilešič, Univerza v Ljubljani, Pravna fakulteta, Ljubljana 2017, 437 - 488.

                                                      Some Thoughts on Complexities and Deficiencies of Patent Protection for Pharmaceuticals, in: Festschrift for Prof. Kyung Han Sohn, Science, Technology and the Law Journal, vol. XIII, 2016, The Science and Technology Law Institute, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Seoul, Korea 2017, 263 - 281.

                                                      • Korean translation (pp. 283 - 298)

                                                      Patentability and Scientific Progress: Modern Biotechnology as an Example, in: Academia Nazionale dei Lincei (ed.), Giurisprudenza e scienza - convegno, Roma, 9-10 marzo 2016 (Atti dei Convegni Lincei, 310), Bardi Edizione, Rome 2017, 199 - 240.

                                                      • Event: Giurisprudenza e scienza, Roma, 2016-03-09

                                                      The 'Bolar' Exemption and the Supply of Patented Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients to Generic Drug Producers - An Attempt to Interpret Article 10(6) of Directive 2004/27/EC, in: European Intellectual Property Law (Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law, 13), Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA 2016, 165 - 179.

                                                        Some Thoughts on Complexities and Deficiencies of Patent Protection for Pharmaceuticals, in: Slobodan M. Markovic, Dusan V. Popovic (eds.), The Current Issues of Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law: A View from the Balkans - collected papers of the International Scientific Conference "The Role of Intellectual Property in Positioning the Economy of the Western Balkans in the Global Market", Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, Belgrade 2016, 11 - 27.

                                                          Patenting, in: Henk ten Have (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Springer International Publishing, Cham 2016, 2148 - 2157. DOI

                                                          • Biotechnology has become one of the driving forces of science and technology and an important pillar of contemporary economy. This entry examines the role which patents play in this context and the challenges they are confronted with as regards concerns of ethics and morals.

                                                          Friedrich-Karl Beier (1926-1997), in: Simon Apel, Louis Pahlow, Matthias Wießner (eds.), Biographisches Handbuch des Geistigen Eigentums, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2016, 41 - 45.

                                                            Some Thoughts on how to Improve Effective Protection of Pharmaceuticals and Lower their Costs, in: Slobodan M. Markovic, Dusan V. Popovic (eds.), The Role of Intellectual Property in Positioning the Economy of the Western Balkans in the Global Market, Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, Belgrade 2015, 131 - 133.

                                                            • Event: International Conference on Intellectual Property Law to Honor Professor Straus: The Role of Intellectual Property in Positioning the Economy of the Western Balkans in the Global Market, Belgrade, 2015-11-14

                                                            I brevetti come fattori determinanti per una competitività sostenibile. Il caso dell’industria meccanica italiana, in: Alberto Quadrio Curzio, Marco Fortis (eds.), Il ruolo strategico del sistema metalmeccanico Italiano. Dai metalli alla meccatronica, Società editrice Il Mulino, Bologna 2015, 143 - 181.

                                                              Courts as Pacemakers of Innovation - As Reflected in Case Law on Patentable Subject Matter, in: gIElen, een bekend begrip, Wolters Kluwer Publishers, Deventer 2015, 351 - 365.

                                                                Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz im Recht der Europäischen Union, in: Izbrani vidiki razvoja slovenskega gospodarskega in civilnega prava od srede 20. stoletja do danes (Selected Aspects of the Development of Slovenian Commerical and Civil Law from the Mid of 20th Century to Today), Liber Amicorum Bojan Zabel, Pravna fakulteta, Ljubljana 2015, 23 - 39.

                                                                  Intellectual Property Rights: Ethical Aspects, in: James D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 12, 2. ed., Elsevier, Oxford 2015, 262 - 265.

                                                                    Medicine Between Ethics and Scientific Progress: How Much Ethics Needs Medicine, How Much Ethics Can it Afford?, in: Suzana Kraljić, Jelka Reberšek Gorišek, Vesna Rijavec (eds.), Medicina in pravo: Sodobne dileme 3 (Medicine and Law: Contemporary Dilemmas 3), University of Maribor, Law Faculty, Maribor 2014, 307 - 334.

                                                                    • Event: Medicina in pravo, Maribor, 2014-03-28

                                                                    Das Binnenmarktrecht des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes (Gesamtsystem und Patentrecht), in: Armin Hatje, Peter-Christian Müller-Graff (eds.), Enzyklopädie des Europarechts, Vol. 4, Europäisches Wirtschaftsordnungsrecht, Nomos Publisher, Baden-Baden 2014, 1091 - 1145.

                                                                      The Impact of the New World Order on Economic Development: The Role of the Intellectual Property Rights System, in: James E. Daily, F. Scott Kieff, Arthur E. Wilmarth (eds.), Perspectives on Financing Innovation (Routledge/C-LEAF Studies in Economic and Financial Law), Routledge Publishers, Oxon and New York 2014, 102 - 117.

                                                                        Global Intellectual Property and Innovation Landscape in 1990 and today, in: Spory o Właśność Intelektualną - Księga jubileuszowa dedykowana Profesorom Januszowi Barcie i Ryszardowi Markiewiczowi, Wolters Kluwer Polska, Warszawa 2013, 1135 - 1190.

                                                                          Preface, in: Shoukang GUO (ed.), Shoukang, Guoshoukang Faxue Wenxuan (Collected Works of GUO Shoukang on Jurisprudence - in Chinese), Beijing 2013, 6 - 8.

                                                                            Courts as Pacemakers of Innovation - As Reflected in Case Law on Patentable Subject Matter, in: The Role of Courts in IP and Innovations - Proceedings of the 2013 Judicial Symposium in Korea, Supreme Court of Korea, Seoul 2013, 110 - 141.

                                                                              World Economy and Intellectual Property between 1990 and 2013 - The Role of Academies in Developing Intellectual Property, in: Proceedings of Sino-German Symposium on "Cross Boarder Cooperative Innovation and Intellectual Property", School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 2013, 1 - 8.

                                                                                Ordre Public and Morality Issues in Patent Eligibility, in: Toshiko Takenaka (ed.), Intellectual Property In Common Law And Civil Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA 2013, 19 - 49.

                                                                                  Tokkyo sei ni okeru koukyou no chitsujyo to zenryou no fuzoku (Ordre Public and Morality Issues in Patent Eligibility), in: Toshiko Takenaka (ed.), Gendai chiteki zaisan hou kouza 3 chiteki zaisan hou no kokusai teki kousaku (Global Interface between Japanese and Foreign Intellectual Property Systems) (New Intellectual Property Law Lecture Series, 3), Nippon Hyoronsha, Tokyo 2012, 295 - 330.

                                                                                    Plant Variety Protection, in: Jürgen Basedow et al. (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, vol. 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012, 1281 - 1285.

                                                                                      Patent Law, in: Jürgen Basedow et al. (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, vol. 2, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford 2012, 1255 - 1259.

                                                                                        Utility Model, in: Jürgen Basedow et al. (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, vol. 2, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford 2012, 1758 - 1762.

                                                                                          European Patent, in: Jürgen Basedow et al. (ed.), The Max Planck Encyclopedia of European Private Law, vol. 1, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford 2012, 628 - 634.

                                                                                            Zuowei zhuanlifa wenti zhi jiyin ziyuan qiyuan de shuoming (Angabe des Ursprungs genetischer Ressourcen als Problem des Patentrechts), in: Liu Xiaohai (ed.), Deguo zhishichanquan lilun yu jingdian panli yanjiu (Theorie des geistigen Eigentums in Deutschland und Untersuchung klassischer Fälle), Zhishi chanquan chubanshe (Geistiges-Eigentum-Verlag), Peking 2012, 19 - 29.

                                                                                              Das Regime des European Telecommunications Standards Institute – ETSI: Grundsätze, anwendbares Recht und die Wirkung der ETSI gegenüber abgegebenen Erklärungen, in: Liber amicorum Krešimir Sajko: zbornik radova u čast prof. em. Krešimiru Sajku, Pravni Fak., Zagreb 2012, 45 - 78.

                                                                                                Teaching Patents, in: Yo Takagi, Larry Allman, Mpazi A. Sinjela (eds.), Teaching of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Press, Beijing 2011, 12 - 30.

                                                                                                  Zur Patentierung humaner embryonaler Stammzellen in Europa, in: Brigitte Tag (ed.), Lebensbeginn im Spiegel des Medizinrechts - Beiträge der 2. Tagung der Medizinrechtslehrerinnen und Medizinrechtslehrer 2010 in Zürich, Nomos, Baden-Baden 2011, 115 - 147.

                                                                                                  • Event: 2. Tagung der Medizinrechtslehrerinnen und Medizinrechtslehrer, Zürich, 2010-05-14

                                                                                                  The Impact of the New World Order on Economic Development: The Role of the Intellectual Property Rights System, in: Anuario Andino de derechos intelectuales, vol. 6, Palestra Ed., Lima 2010, 59 - 73.

                                                                                                    The Role of Digital Rights Management (DRM) Technology in Contemporary Copyright, in: International Forum on the Centennial of Chinese Copyright Legislation (ed.), Thesis Compilation, Renmin University of China, Peking 2010, 728 - 732.

                                                                                                      Veröffentlichte Euro-PCT-Anmeldung als fiktiver Stand der Technik nach Art. 54 (3) EPÜ und die Vernichtung von Amtsakten im Europäischen Patentamt, in: Festschrift für Michael Loschelder zum 65. Geburtstag, Schmidt, Köln 2010, 379 - 390.

                                                                                                        Sortenschutz, in: Jürgen Basedow, Klaus J. Hopt, Reinhard Zimmermann (eds.), Handwörterbuch des europäischen Privatrechts, Bd. 2: Kauf - Zwingendes Recht, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2009, 1416 - 1421.

                                                                                                          Is The Patent System Fit to Meet the Needs of the "Triple Helix" Alliance?, in: 20 Jahre Europäische Akademie der Wissenschaften und Künste - Festschrift, VDG Verlag, Weimar 2009, 371 - 385.

                                                                                                            Preface, in: Joseph Straus (ed.), The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy, Springer, Berlin; Heidelberg 2009, V - IX.

                                                                                                              Zur Rolle klinischer Versuche beim Zustandekommen von sogenannten Auswahlerfindungen, in: Patentrecht - Festschrift für Thomas Reimann zum 65.Geburtstag, Heymanns, Köln 2009, 471 - 484.

                                                                                                                Opening Address, in: Joseph Straus (ed.), The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy, Springer, Berlin; Heidelberg 2009, XV - XVI.

                                                                                                                  O Impacto da Nova Ordem Mundial no Desenvolvimento Econômico - O Papel do Regime dos Direitos de Propriedade Intelectual, in: IDS - Instituto Dannemann Siemsen de Estudos Juridicos e Técnicos (ed.), Propriedade intelectual - plataforma para o desenvolvimento, Renovar, Rio de Janeiro 2009, 123 - 154.

                                                                                                                    Europäisches Patent - Gemeinschaftspatent, in: Jürgen Basedow, Klaus J. Hopt, Reinhard Zimmermann (eds.), Handwörterbuch des europäischen Privatrechts, Bd. 1: Abschlussprüfer - Kartellverfahrensrecht, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2009, 543 - 548.

                                                                                                                      Gebrauchsmusterrecht, in: Jürgen Basedow, Klaus J. Hopt, Reinhard Zimmermann (eds.), Handwörterbuch des europäischen Privatrechts, Bd. 1: Abschlussprüfer - Kartellverfahrensrecht, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2009, 636 - 641.

                                                                                                                        Gebietsbeschränkte Übertragung von Patenten und Patentportfolios und Erschöpfung des Patentrechts in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft, in: Schutz von Kreativität und Wettbewerb - Festschrift für Ulrich Loewenheim zum 75. Geburtstag, C.H. Beck, München 2009, 309 - 321.

                                                                                                                          Patentrecht, in: Jürgen Basedow, Klaus J. Hopt, Reinhard Zimmermann (eds.), Handwörterbuch des europäischen Privatrechts, Bd. 2: Kauf - Zwingendes Recht, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2009, 1136 - 1140.

                                                                                                                            Introduction, in: Paul Goldstein, Joseph Straus (eds.), Intellectual Property in Asia - Law, Economics, History and Politics, Springer, Berlin [u.a.] 2009, V - XI (together with Paul Goldstein).

                                                                                                                              Der Schutz von Geschäftsmethoden und andere patentrechtliche Fragestellungen im Lichte der aktuellen Finanzmarktkrise, in: Festschrift für Peter Mes zum 65. Geburtstag, C.H. Beck, München 2009, 327 - 351 (together with Simon Klopschinski).

                                                                                                                                Vorwort (Predgovor), in: Dunja Jadek Pensa (ed.), Znamka, njen ugled in varstvo, Uradni List RS, Ljubljana 2008, 17 - 19.

                                                                                                                                  Is the Patent System Fit to Meet the Needs of the "Triple Helix" Alliance?, in: Opportunities and Challenges for Intellectual Property - Taiwan, Mainland China, and International Intellectual Property Development, Essays in Honor of the Retirement of Professor Paul C.B. Liu, Vol. 1, Angle Publishing, Taipei 2008, 179 - 206.

                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property vs. Academic Freedom? - A Complex Relationship within the Innovation Ecosystem, in: Lars Engwall, Denis Weaire (eds.), The University and the Market, Portland Press, London 2008, 53 - 65.

                                                                                                                                      Teaching Patents, in: Yo Takagi, Larry Allman, Mpazi A. Sinjela (eds.), Teaching of Intellectual Property, Cambridge University Press, WIPO Academy, World Intellectual Property Organization, Cambridge 2008, 13 - 32.

                                                                                                                                        The Scope of Protection Conferred by European Patents on Transgenic Plants and on Methods for Their Production, in: Festskrift till Marianne Levin, Norstedts Juridik, Stockholm 2008, 643 - 657.

                                                                                                                                          Recursos de Pré-concessão e Revisão Pós-concessão no Âmbito da Convenção Sobre a Patente Européia, in: Edson Beas Rodrigues Junior, Fabrício Polido (eds.), Propriedade Intelectual - Novos Paradigmas Internacionais, Conflitos e Desafios, Elsevier, Rio de Janeiro 2007, 3 - 18.

                                                                                                                                            Prior Informed Consent and European Patent Law, in: Korean Intellectual Property Office (ed.), Learned Papers on Intellectual Property (KIRO's 30th Anniversary Publication, 2), Korean Intellectual Property Office, Daejeon 2007, 397 - 417.

                                                                                                                                              Neighbouring Rights. National and International Developments, in: Eugen Ulmer (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, Vol. XIV: Copyright, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2007, 3 - 33.

                                                                                                                                                Priority Right, 35 U.S.C. Section 102 (d) Bar and the TRIPS Obligations of the USA – A last Chance to Analyze the Issue?, in: Festschrift für Eike Ullmann, juris GmbH, Saarbrücken 2006, 515 - 544.

                                                                                                                                                  Access to Patented Plant Material for Plant Breeders - The Problem and the German Solution, Recent Development of the Academic Disputes on the Intellectual Property Laws and the Competition Law, in: Publication of Articles in commemoration of the 70th Birthday of Professor Dr. Nobuo Monya, Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, Tokio 2006, 1310 - 1298.

                                                                                                                                                    The concept and meaning of quality in the European patent system, in: Conference Proceedings "Quality in the European Patent System", European Patent Office, Munich 2006, 15 - 25.

                                                                                                                                                    • Event: Quality in the European Patent System, Den Haag, 2005-11-21

                                                                                                                                                    Reach-Through Claims and Research Tools as Recent Issues of Patent Law, in: Homenaje a A. Bercovitz. Estudios sobre propiedad industrial e intellectual y derecho de la competencia, 2. ed., Grupo Español de la AIPPI, Barcelona 2005, 919 - 929.

                                                                                                                                                      Zur Gleichbehandlung aller Diensterfindungen – Überlegungen zur angestrebten Reform des Gesetzes über Arbeitnehmererfindunge, in: Festschrift für Kurt Bartenbach zum 65. Geburtstag am 9. Dezember 2004, Heymanns, Köln 2005, 111 - 125.

                                                                                                                                                        Intellectual Property and Science – A Complex Partnership, in: Pieter J.D. Drenth, Johannes J.F. Schroots (eds.), Critical Topics in Science and Scholarship. ALLEA Biennial Yearbook 2004, ALLEA, Amsterdam 2005, 19 - 28.

                                                                                                                                                          TRIPS, TRIPS-plus oder TRIPS-minus – Zur Zukunft des internationalen Schutzes des geistigen Eigentums, in: Perspektiven des Geistigen Eigentums und Wettbewerbsrechts – Festschrift für Gerhard Schricker zum 70. Geburtstag, Beck, München 2005, 197 - 212.

                                                                                                                                                            Biowissenschaftliche Eigentumsrechte. Belange der Entwicklungsländer, in: Rudolf Dolzer, Matthias Herdegen, Bernhard Vogel (eds.), Biowissenschaften und ihre völkerrechtlichen Herausforderungen, Herder, Freiburg; Basel; Wien 2005, 200 - 213.

                                                                                                                                                              Patents on Biomaterial – A New Colonialism or a Means for Technology Transfer and Benefit-Sharing?, in: Felix Thiele, Richard E. Ashcroft (eds.), Bioethics in a Small World (Wissenschaftsethik und Technikfolgenbeurteilung, 24), Springer, Heidelberg 2005, 45 - 72.

                                                                                                                                                                Zur Patentierbarkeit von Verfahren zur Herstellung individuumsspezifischer Arzneimittel, in: Prawo Prywatne Czasu Przemian. Księga pamiątkowa dedykowana Profesorowi Stanisławowi Sołtysińskiemu - Festschrift für Stanislaw Soltysinski, Universität Adam Miekiewicz, Poznan 2005, 739 - 756 (together with Karolina Herrlinger ).

                                                                                                                                                                  Employees Inventions and Innovation Law, in: Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual (ed.), Seminário nacional da propriedade intelectual, Anais 2004, vol. 24, ABPI, Rio de Janeiro 2005, 49 - 53.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Event: XXVIV Seminário nacional da propriedade intelectual: "Propriedade Intelectual: Crescimento economico com responsibilidad social", Brasilia, 2004-08-16

                                                                                                                                                                  Protection of Further Medical Uses and the Research Exemption Serving Medical Progress (Questões Atuais em Direito Patentário), in: 24 Seminário Nacional da Propriedade Intelectual, ABPI, Rio de Janeiro 2005, 100 - 103.

                                                                                                                                                                  • Event: Propriedade Intelectual: Crescimento Econômico com Responsabilidade Social, Brasilia, 2004-08-16

                                                                                                                                                                  Informierte Zustimmung und Patentrecht, in: Ksiega pamiatkowa ku czci Profesora Janusza Szwaji (Festschrift Janusz Szwaja zum 70. Geburtstag) (Prace z wynalazczości i ochrony własności intelektualnej, 88), Jagiellonian University, Krakow 2004, 35 - 54.

                                                                                                                                                                    Genomics and the Food Industry – Outlook from an Intellectual Property Perspective, in: Intellectual Property in the New Millennium. Essays in honour of William R. Cornish, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2004, 124 - 136.

                                                                                                                                                                      Patentierung von Leben?, in: Hans-Peter Schreiber (ed.), Biomedizin und Ethik. Praxis, Recht, Moral, Birkhäuser, Basel; Boston; Berlin 2004, 50 - 55.

                                                                                                                                                                        Vorwort, in: Das Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Patent-, Urheber-, und Wettbewerbsrecht, München, im Spiegel seiner Veröffentlichungen, Herrn Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Gerhard Schricker zu seiner Emeritierung gewidmet, Beck, München 2003, VII - IX.

                                                                                                                                                                          Eugen Ulmer, Gerhard Schricker und das Max-Planck-Institut, in: Im Dienste des Geistigen Eigentums. Festansprachen aus Anlass der Emeritierung von Professor Dr. jur. Dr. jur. h.c.mult. Gerhard Schricker und des 100. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. jur. Dr. jur. h.c. Eugen Ulmer; 26. Juni 2003, MPG, München 2003, 5 - 10.

                                                                                                                                                                            Product Patents on Human DNA Sequences: An Obstacle for Implementing the EU-Directive?, in: F. Scott Kieff (ed.), Perspectives on Properties of the Human Genome Project (Advances in genetics, 50), Elsevier, San Diego 2003, 65 - 78.

                                                                                                                                                                              Patentschutz durch TRIPS-Abkommen - Ausnahmeregelungen und -praktiken und ihre Bedeutungen, insbesondere hinsichtlich pharmazeutischer Produkte, in: Bitburger Gespräche. Jahrbuch 2003, Beck, München 2003, 117 - 133.

                                                                                                                                                                                Patenting of Life Forms - The European Experience and Perspectives, in: Thomas Cottier, Petros Constantinos Mavroidis (eds.), Intellectual Property. Trade, Competition and Sustainable Development (World Trade Forum: World trade forum, 3), The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor 2003, 341 - 358.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Measures Necessary for the Balanced Co-Existence of Patents and Plant Breeders' Rights - A Predominantly European View, WIPO-UPOV/SYM/02/7 2002.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Event: WIPO-UPOV Symposium on the Co-Existence of Patents and Plant Breeders' Rights in the Promotion of Biotechnological Developments, Geneva, 2002-10-25

                                                                                                                                                                                  Protection of Computer-related and Business Model Inventions - Opening Address at the International Forum "Protection of Computer-related and Business Model Inventions", in: European Patent Office (ed.), Proceedings International Forum for the Protection of Computer-related and Business Model Inventions, 21 and 22 November 2002, EPO, München 2002, 12 - 13.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Kommerzielle und patentrechtliche Aspekte der Genomforschung, in: Gottfried Orth (ed.), Forschen und tun was möglich ist? (Ethik in der Praxis: Kontroversen, 12), LIT, Münster 2002, 45 - 62.

                                                                                                                                                                                      The Grace Period in Patent Law - A Look at Europe (Kapitel 27), in: Hugh C. Hansen (ed.), International Intellectual Property Law & Policy, Juris Publ., Yonkers, NY 2002, 27.1 - 27.5.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Recent Developments and Challenges in the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRS), in: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), National Intellectual Property Association of Bulgaria (eds.), International Conference on Intellectual Property, the Internet, Electronic Commerce and Traditional Knowledge (WIPO/ECTK/SOF/01/2) 2001.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Event: International Conference on Intellectual Property, the Internet, Electronic Commerce and traditional knowledge, Boyana Government Residence, Sofia, 2001-05-29

                                                                                                                                                                                        Patenting Genes and Gene Therapy - Legal and Ethical Aspects, in: Gregory R. Bock, Dalia Cohen, Jamie A. Goode (eds.), From Genome to Therapy - Integrating New Technologies with Drug Development (Novartis Foundation symposium, 229), Wiley, Chichester, New York, Weinheim, Brisbane, Singapore, Toronto 2000, 112 - 117.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Experiments with Drugs: The Problem of Clinical Trials - The Situation in Germany, in: Geertrui Van Overwalle (ed.), Octrooirecht en Geneesmiddelen (Centrum voor Intellectuele Rechten, 16), 6. ed., Bruylant, Brussels 2000, 107 - 120.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Der Schutz des geistigen Eigentums in der Welthandelsorganisation: Konsequenzen des TRIPS für die EG und ihre Mitgliedsstaaten, in: Peter-Christian Müller-Graff (ed.), Die Europäische Gemeinschaft in der Welthandelsorganisation - Globalisierung und Weltmarktrecht als Herausforderung für Europa (Schriftenreihe des Arbeitskreises Europäische Integration e.V., 47), Nomos, Baden-Baden 2000, 157 - 176.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Wem gehört das Genom?, in: Detlev Ganten (ed.), Gene, Neurone, Qubits & Co. - Unsere Welten der Information (Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte, 120), Hirzel, Stuttgart; Leipzig 1999, 217 - 224.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Intellecual Property Rights in Human Genome Research Results - The U.S. and European Approach - Common Problems, Different Solutions?, in: German-American Academic Council Foundation (GAAC) (ed.), GAAC 4th Public Symposium "The Changing Character, Use and Protection of Intellectual Property", Washington, D.C. 1999, 85 - 95.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Event: GAAC 4th Public Symposium "The Changing Character, Use and Protection of Intellectual Property", Washington, D.C., 1998-12-03

                                                                                                                                                                                                Priority Right and Period of "Grace" under the European Patent Law - Two Separate Issues, in: Global Perspectives of Contemporary Intellectual Property Issues, a Collection of Works Written in Commemoration of the Seventieth Birthday of Peter Dirk Siemsen, PVDI Design, Rio de Janeiro 1999, 351 - 365.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Latest Developments in Biotechnology - Gene Modification Techniques as they Relate to IPRs, in: Jill M. Shuman (ed.), Intellectual Property Rights and Their Special Impact on Biotechnology, Medicine in the Public Interest, Boston and Washington 1999, 15 - 17.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Event: Conference held at the Tufts University European Center, Talloires, France, 1998-05-18

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Intellectual Property and the European Human Genome Research - Some Dilemmas, in: Festskrift till Gunnar Karnell, Carlsson Law Network, Stockholm 1999, 745 - 759.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Journal Articles

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Research, Exploitation and Patenting in the Area of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe – A Case of Concern Causing Inconsistency, European review 25, 1 (2017), 107 - 120. DOI

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Research on human embryonic stem cells, their exploitation and patenting is a highly controversial issue. This contribution provides for some basic understanding of technologies involved. It discusses ethical issues and legal rules dealing with the research and exploitation of stem cells in Europe. Moreover, it presents and analyses in some detail the statutory provisions of the EU in dealing with the patenting of human embryonic stem cells and the interpretation and application of those rules by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Finally, the resulting inconsistencies of the system as applied are critically analysed and a suggestion how to resolve them offered.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 'Bolar' Exemption and the Supply of Patented Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients to Generic Drug Producers - An Attempt to Interpret Article 10(6) of Directive 2004/27 (Chinese translation: Bolar li wai yi ji xiang fang zhi yao chang shang ti gong zhuan li huo xing yao wu cheng fen - dui di 2004/27 hao zhi ling di 10 tiao di 6 kuan de jie du), Zhi Shi Chan Quan Yu Jing Zheng Fa Yan Jiu (IP and Competition Law Review) 3 (2017), 129 - 164.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Intellectual property rights and bioeconomy, Journal of intellectual property law & practice 12, 7 (2017), 576 - 590. DOI

                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Pay for Delay" – A Subtly Hidden, Overlooked or Ignored Transatlantic Divide – Exemplified on the Actavis Decision of the US Supreme Court and the Servier Decision of the EU Commission, Zbornik znastvenih razprav (Collection of Scientific Essays) LXXVI (2016), 197 - 234.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Can Antitrust Adequately Assess Patent Settlement Agreements Disconnected from Patent Law Relevant Facts? - The Servier Case – Its Public Perception and its Underlying Facts, EIPR 38, 9 (2016), 533 - 544.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            How Much Patenting is Needed for Sustainable Global Competitiveness? The Case of Italian Mechanical Engineering Industry, Journal of intellectual property law & practice 11, 6 (2016), 450 - 459. DOI

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Medicine Between Ethics and Scientific Progress: How Much Ethics Needs Medicine, How Much Ethics Can it Afford?, Medicine, Law & Society 8, 1 (2015), 47 - 76.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The progress of medicine is heavily dependent on the progress of science and technology, which in turn depend on costly and risky investment in research and development. In this contribution, based on some concrete examples, new scientific achievements are presented as basis of modern medicine and source of ethical concerns. Addressed are also the role of scientists in coping with safety in ethical concerns as regards hazards of new technologies, costs of R&D investment in drug development and the role of patents in this context. In some detail the legal situation existing at an international and European level as regards exclusions from patentability based on reasons of ethics and morals is presented. A critical appraisal of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union as regards patentability of embryonic stem cells is offered.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The 'Bolar' Exemption and the Supply of Patented Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients to Generic Drug Producers - An Attempt to Interpret Article 10(6) of Directive 2004/27/EC, Journal of intellectual property law & practice 9, 11 (2014), 895 - 908. DOI

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Under the EU 'Bolar' exemption studies and trials necessary to gain regulatory approval for generic medicinal products do not constitute patent infringement. In this article the author examines the coverage of the ‘Bolar’-rule in the broader context of the Community law in which it is embedded. He also addresses the compliance of this Community rule with the TRIPS Agreement. More specifically the author discusses the issue of third parties supply of patented active ingredients to generic drug companies for regulatory authorization and makes suggestions how it sould be solved under the ‘Bolar’-rule.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Regime of European Telecommunication Standards Institute-ETSI: Policy, Applicable Law and Effect of ETSI against Given Declarations (Ou Zhou Dian Xin Biao Zhun Zu Zhi ESTI De Yuan Ze,Zhun Ju Fa Ji Xiang ESTI Suo Zuo Sheng Ming Zhi Xiao Li, translated by Jiang Ge, Zeyi), Intellectual Property and Competition Law Review 2 (2014), 287 - 321.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Marriage of Convenience: World Economy and Intellectual Property from 1990 to 2012 (Quan Yi Zhi Hun Yin: 1990 Nian zhi 2012 Nian Jian Shi Jie Jing Ji Yu Zhi Shi Chan Quan), translated by Gao Han, corrected by Zhang Taolue & Xu Zeyi, Intellectual Property and Competition Law Review 2 (2014), 3 - 56.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Režim Európskeho inštitutu pre telekomunikačné normy – ETSI: Zásady, rozhodné právo a účinok ETSI voči predloženým vyhláseniam (translation from German into Slovak language), Právny obzor 2013, 543 - 566.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Professor José Antonio Gómez Segade and the Munich Max-Planck-Institute - Contribution in honor of Prof. José Antonio Gómez Segade, Actas de derecho Industrial y derecho de Autor 2013, 58 - 60.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ATRIP and the Changing Environment - A Retrospective, The WIPO journal 4, 2 (2013), 242 - 247.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EPC Article 105(1) Practice Curtails Interveners' Rights, Journal of intellectual property law & practice 7, 11 (2012), 801 - 804.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zhuan Li Shen Qing Gou Cheng “Ou Gong Ti Tiao Yue” Di 82 Tiao De Lan Yong Shi Chang Zhi Pei Di Wei? (Patent Application: An Abuse of Dominant Market Position under Article 82 EC Treaty?), Zhi Shi Chan Quan Yu Jing Zheng Fa Yan Jiu (IP and Competition Law Review) 2012, 3 - 31.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Juan Shou Yu Yi (A Word of Welcome), Zhi Shi Chan Quan Yu Jing Zheng Fa Yan Jiu (IP and Competition Law Review) 2012, 1 - 2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A Marriage of Convenience: World Economy and Intellectual Property From 1990 to 2012, AIPLA Quarterly Journal 40, 4 (2012), 633 - 683.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Das Regime des European Telecommunications Standards Institute – ETSI: Grundsätze, anwendbares Recht und die Wirkung der ETSI gegenüber abgegebenen Erklärungen, GRUR Int 60, 6 (2011), 469 - 480.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yinhang shichang weiji xia de shangyebanfa baohu he qita zhuanlifa wenti (Patentschutz von Geschäftsmethoden und andere patentrechtliche Probleme unter dem Eindruck der Finanzmarktkrise), Zhuanlifa-yanjiu 2010, 114 (together with Simon Klopschinski).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patent Application: Obstacle for Innovation and Abuse of Dominant Position under Article 102 TFEU?, Journal of European competition law & practice 1, 3 (2010), 189 - 201.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zur Patentierung humaner embryonaler Stammzellen in Europa - Verwendet die Stammzellforschung menschliche Embryonen für industrielle oder kommerzielle Zwecke?, GRUR Int 59, 11 (2010), 911 - 923.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Priority Right, 35 U.S.C. § 102(d) Bar and the TRIPS Obligations of the USA: A Last Chance to Analyze the Issue, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 91, 6 (2009), 375 - 397.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Patentanmeldung als Missbrauch der marktbeherrschenden Stellung nach Art. 82 EGV?, GRUR Int 58, 2 (2009), 93 - 106.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Is There a Global Warming of Patents? (enlarged version), The Journal of World Intellectual Property 11, 1 (2008), 58 - 62.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How to Break the Deadlock Preventing a Fair and Rational Use of Biodiversity?, The Journal of World Intellectual Property 11, 4 (2008), 229 - 295.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Global Warming of Patents? (In Japanese), Chi zai ken forum 71 (2007), 1.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Harmonisierung des internationalen Patentrechts, GRUR Int 56, 2 (2007), 91 - 104 (together with Nina Sophie Klunker).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harmonisation of International Patent Law, IIC 38, 8 (2007), 907 - 936 (together with Nina-Sophie Klunker).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Impact of the New World Order on Economic Development - The Role of Intellectual Property Rights, European review 15, 1 (2007), 47 - 63.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Patenting of Biomaterial - A New Colonialism or Technology Transfer to the Mutual Benefit?, Zhuanlifa-Yanjiu 2007, 52 - 82.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good Bye and Good Luck Programme Committee, AIPPI Newsletter 21, 3-06 (2006), 8.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Impact of the New World Order on Economic Development: The Role of the Intellectual Property Rights System, John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law 6, 1 (2006), 10 - 17.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Retirement of the Programme Committee Chairman, AIPPI Newsletter 21/3-06 (2006), 8.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                O ulozi intelektualne svojine u novom svetskom ekonomskom poretku (On the Role of Intellectual Property in the New World Economic Order), Evropski pravnik 3 (2006), 25 - 40.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Impact on the New World Order on Economic Development - The Role of Intellectual Property Rights, John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law 6.1 (2006), 1 - 16.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On the New Role of Intellectual Property Rights in the Globalized Economy (in Chinese), China Intellectual Property News 2005, 3.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Design Protection for Spare Parts Gone in Europe? Proposed Changes to the EC Directive: The Commission's Mandate and its Doubtful Execution, EIPR 27, 11 (2005), 391 - 404.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ende des Geschmacksmusterschutzes für Ersatzteile in Europa? Vorgeschlagene Änderungen der EU Richtlinie: Das Mandat der Kommission und seine zweifelhafte Ausführung, GRUR Int 54, 12 (2005), 965 - 979.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Scientific Programme for the Congress in Gothenburg, October 2006, AIPPI Newsletter 17.3 (2005), 4 - 5.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zur Patentierbarkeit von Verfahren zur Herstellung individuumspezifischer Arzneimittel, GRUR Int 54, 11 (2005), 869 - 876 (together with Karolina Herrlinger).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zur Patentierbarkeit von embryonalen Stammzellen nach europäischem Recht, Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft und Ethik 9 (2004), 111 - 129.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Patentová ochrana podl'a Dohody TRIPS (Patentschutz im Rahmen des TRIPS-Übereinkommens), Dusevne vlastnictvo 6 (2004), 6 - 14.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Angabe des Ursprungs genetischer Ressourcen als Problem des Patentrechts, GRUR Int 53, 9 (2004), 792 - 796.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Need to Protect Intellectual Property in Plant Science, Syngenta Lectures 2 (2003), 34 - 41.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Der Beitrag Deutschlands zur Entwicklung des internationalen gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes, GRUR Int 52, 10 (2003), 805 - 812.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Product patents on human DNA sequences - where do we stand in Europe?, Comptes Rendus Biologies 326, 10/11 (2003), 1111 - 1114.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        An Updating Concerning the Protection of Biotechnological Inventions including the Scope of Patents for Genes - An Academic Point of View, Official Journal - European Patent Office 26, Sonderausgabe 2 (2003), 166 - 189.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Scientific Programme of AIPPI for Geneva Congress 2004, AIPPI Newsletter 10 (2003), 6 - 7.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          La inversión de la carga de la prueba, el principio de "procedimientos justos y razonables" y las medidas cautelares, previstos en el Acuerdo TRIPS, LexisNexis Jurisprudencia Argentina, nùmero special: Propriedad intelectual: protecciòn cautelar y competencia 2002, 3 - 14.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scientific Programme for EXCO Seoul, AIPPI Newsletter 6/4-02 (2002), 8 - 9.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Illusionsloser Blick in privileglose Zukunft, Nachrichten aus der Chemie 2002, 1329.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pre-Grant Appeal and Post-Grant Review Under the European Patent Convention, Nordiskt immateriellt rättsskydd 2002, 462 - 476.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Das entfesselte Patent - Was die Änderung des Edinburgher Antrags bedeutet, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 2000, 41.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gerät das Patentrecht außer Kontrolle? Missverständnisse bei der Empörung über eine Entscheidung des Europäischen Parlaments, FAZ 06.03.2000, 10.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Auch erschienen in: Special edition of the Gazette of the European Patent Office, May 20, S. 4 - 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Englische Übersetzung in: Special edition of the Gazette of the European Patent Office, May 20, S. 8 - 11 = Patent Law Getting Out of Hand? Misconceptions in the Outcry Against a Decision of the European Patent Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Französische Übersetzung in: Special edition of the Gazette of the European Patent Office, May 20, S. 12 - 15 = Risque de dérapage du droit des brevets - Les malentendus á la origine des création d'indignation suscitées par une décision de l'office européen des brevets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patent Litigation in Europe - A Glimmer of Hope? Present Status and Future Perspectives, Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 2 (2000), 403 - 428.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biotechnology and Patents, Chimia 54, 5 (2000), 293 - 298.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Genpatentierung - Eine "abstruse Idee?" - Betrachtungen aus Anlass der EU-Biotechnologierichtlinie 98/44/EG, Deutsches Ärzteblatt 16 (2000).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Auch veröffentlicht in: Raem, A.M., Braun, R.W., Fenger, H., Michaelis, W., Nikol, S., Winter, S. F. (eds.): Gen-Medizin - Eine Bestandsaufnahme, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, New York 2000, S. 759 - 765

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How Can the Developing World Protect Itself From Biotech Patent-Holders, Nature 406 (2000), 455.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Europäisierung der Bio-Patente: Widersprüche in den maßgeblichen Regelungen beseitigt/ab heute geänderte Vergabepraxis, FAZ 01.09.1999, N2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Der gestiegene Stellenwert der Rechte des geistigen Eigentums, FUTURE, The Hoechst Magazine 1 (1999), 83 - 84.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Englische Übersetzung unter dem Titel: The Growing Importance of Intellectual Property Rights, FUTURE, The Hoechst Magazine 1/99, 83 - 84

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Development of Equivalence in Legal Theory and Case Law in Germany Before and After EPC, Nordiskt immateriellt rättsskydd 1999, 459 - 474.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On the Admissibility of ‘Biological Equivalence Tests‘ During the Patent Term for Obtaining a Regulatory Approval for Patented Drugs by Third Parties - A Study in German and Comparative Law, AIPPI Journal of the Japanese Group 1998, 211 - 246.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Japanese translation in 44 AIPPI Journal of the Japanese Group, No. 2 1999, 2 - 31

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Case notes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Decision of the Court of the European Union of October 18, 2011 – Case C-34/10 – "Oliver Brüstle v. Greenpeace", GRUR Int 60 (2011), 1048 - 1050.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Review of: Baiocchi, Enzo: Der Schutz bekannter Marken unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der zivilrechtlichen Sanktionen - Eine Rechtsvergleichung zwischen dem deutsch-europäischen und dem brasilianisch-südamerikanischen Markenrecht, (Schriftenreihe zum gewerblichen Rechtsschutz; 180), Heymanns, Köln 2012, XXXV + 562 S., ISBN 978-3-452-27731-2, Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte 103, 7/8 (2012), 375 - 376.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Review of: Plomer, Aurora/ Torremans, Paul (Hrsg.): Embryonic Stem Cell Patents – European Law and Ethics. Oxford University Press, Oxford New York 2009, 433 S., ISBN 978-0-19-954346-5, GRUR Int 59, 12 (2010), 1104 - 1106.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Research Papers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ALLEA Statement on Patent-Related Aspects of CRISPR-Cas Technology, ALLEA Secretariat, Berlin 2016, 7 pp. (together with ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights et al.).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Quality of Performance of the European Patent Office with Special Emphasis on Patent Applications Claiming Priority of PR China - Study prepared in the framework of the IPR-2 project of the European Commission, 2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Report on "Strategic Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in the context of Science and Technology Policy" as member of the ETAN expert group (European Technology Assessment Network), ETAN Working Paper 1999, XVIII + 51 pp. (together with Hanns Ullrich et al.).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    06.12.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Antitrust Aspects of Patent Settlement Agreements

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The "Pay for Delay" or "Reverse Payment" Settlements

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    06.12.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Scientific Progress, Law and Ethics - In the Light of the Protection of Medicinal Inventions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    05.12.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Complexities and Deficiencies of Patent Protection for Pharmaceuticals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of PR China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Beijing


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26.10.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property and Modern Society (in Slovene)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I. State High School (Gymnasium)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Maribor


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.10.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Scientific Progress, Law and Ethics – In the Light of Medicinal Inventions (in Slovene)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Faculty of Law and Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, Slovenia, "The Day of the Faculty of Law"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Maribor


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    01.07.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Importance of IP Policy and IP Management in an Emerging Economy - With Special Emphasis on South Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seminar "Managing Intellectual Property to the Benefit of Industry and National Economy", jointly organized by Department of Science and Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Republic of South Africa, NIPMO and UNISA, UNISA Brooklyn Campus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Pretoria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.04.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Industry and Country Specific Use of Patents as Development Indicators

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Considerations Based on Patent Statistics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2016 IPR Nanhu Forum: International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights Protection and the Building of IP Power

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Beijing


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.04.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Report on the Activities of the Permanent Working Group on IPRs of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALLEA General Assembly (April 23-24, 2015)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALLEA General Assembly 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.03.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patentability and Scientific Progress: Modern Biotechnology as an Example

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Convegno "Giurisprudenza e Scienza"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.01.16

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European and International Development in the IP Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Round Table Discussion, American Chamber of Commerce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Ljubljana


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    08.12.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Report on the Activities of the Working Group on IPRs since the last ALLEA General Assembly (April 23-24, 2015)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALLEA Board Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.11.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Some Thoughts on how to Improve Effective Protection of Pharmaceuticals and Lower their Costs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International Conference on "The Role of Intellectual Property in Positioning the Economy of the Western Balkans in the Global Market"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28.09.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Indicative Value of Patent Statistics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    34th Annual Congress of ATRIP: "Intellectual Property in Action in Society – New Perspectives from the North, the South and the Cloud"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Cape Town


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    08.09.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patenting and Exploitation of Results in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27th Annual Conference of Academia Europaea "Symbiosis – Synergy of Humans & Technology"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Darmstadt


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29.06.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Future Reinforced Activities Between the EU and China on IP Matters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference "Celebrating 10 years of the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: EU-Commission, Brussels


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.05.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    La propensione ai brevetti in Italia alla luce degli sviluppi globali (Italy's Propensity Towards Patenting in the Light of Global Developments)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seminar: "L’industria al centro: un’agenda per la crescita"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aspen Seminars for Leaders, organized by Aspen Institute Italia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Venice


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.05.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Creating Innovative Cultures and Intellectual Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IP Key Renmin/Suzhou Forum: INSIGHT IP -10 years of EU-China Cooperation in IP - Future perspectives

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Suzhou


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09.05.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of Academics in Developing Intellectual Property, IP Key – Renmin University Round Table Discussion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Renmin University, Suzhou Campus, Suzhou


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. - 24.04.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Report on Activities of the Permanent Working Group on IP since the Last ALLEA General Assembly (24-25 April, 2014)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16th ALLEA General Assembly, Academy of Science of Lisbon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Lisbon


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17.04.15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    South Africa and Intellectual Property - Observations of an Interested Academic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seminar: Managing Intellectual Property – An Important Determinant of Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of South Africa (UNISA), Brooklyn House, Pretoria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    04.11.14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Scope of the EU "Bolar" Exemption – An Analysis of Astellas v. Polpharma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seminar "Protection of Medicinal Innovation"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Patent Office of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.10.14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents as Determinants for Research, Innovation and Investment, Conference: Il ruolo strategico del sistema metalmeccanico italiano: dai metalli alla meccatronica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.07.14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grace Period – A Matter of Patent Law Harmonization and International Trade Distortion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JPO - AIPPI - FICPI "Tegernsee Symposium" focused on Grace Period, organized by Japan Patent Office

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Hotel Okura, Tokyo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26.06.14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Unitary Patent System in EU: Filing Strategy for Foreign Applicants

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Pretoria, Pretoria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.04.14 - 25.04.14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Report on Activities of the Permanent Working Group on IP since the last ALLEA General Assembly (29-30 April 2013)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15th ALLEA General Assembly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Oslo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.04.14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Unitary Patent System in EU: Filing Strategy for Taiwanese Applicants

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EU-Taiwan 2014 Seminar on Patent System

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: International Conference Hall, Taipei


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11.04.14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator and Panelist, Session V: Latest Trends of International IPR & Industrial Strategy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2013 Tongji Global Intellectual Property Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Tongji IP Institute, Tongji University, Shanghai


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03.12.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ten years of Tongji IP Institute, Address on the occasion of the 10. Anniversary of Tongji IP Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Tongji University, Shanghai


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03.12.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of Courts for Sustainable Innovation - As Predominantly Reflected in Case Law on Patentable Subject Matter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2013 Tongji Global Intellectual Property Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Tongji IP Institute, Tongji University, Shanghai


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.11.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recent Global Patent Cases and Their Implications

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference on "Creating and Leveraging Intellectual Property in Developing CountriesOrganized by Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa, National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO) and Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)'s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Durban


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.11.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recent Developments in the Area of Computer Implemented Inventions in Europe and the USA - A Brief Patent Law Perspective

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Western Cape, Cape Town


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.11.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European and US Courts and Modern Technologies. Recent Developments in the Area of Biotechnology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Western Cape, Cape Town


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.11.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Status Quo and Measures to be Undertaken to Improve the Innovation Performance in South Africa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa, Pretoria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.10.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Courts as Pacemakers of Innovation - As Reflected in Case Law on Patentable Subject Matter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2013 International Judicial Symposium "The Role of Courts in IP and Innovation"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: The Supreme Court of Korea, Seoul


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11.10.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European and US Courts and Modern Technologies, Recent Developments in the Area of Biotechnology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALLEA International Conference "The Grace Period and Topical Issues of Intellectual Property"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.10.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grace Period – A Topic of Harmonization of Patent Law Since 30 years

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALLEA International Conference "The Grace Period and Topical Issues of Intellectual Property"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    08.10.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Max-Planck Innovation Corporation. Experience from some 40 years

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SARIMA 2013 Conference

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Cape Town


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17.09.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Threat of Globalization and Europe's Clouded Relationship with Technology and Intellectual Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plenary Debate "The European Challenge in Uncertain Futures"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Academia Europaea 25th Anniversary Conference

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Wroclaw


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30.08.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Patent System – Conceived for a Mechanical World, but Applied in a Digital One?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IPOS - EPO Patent Conference (IEPC) 2013 "Patents in a Digital Economy"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26.06.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patentierbarkeit biotechnologischer Erfindungen - Rechtlicher Rahmen/Aktuelle Rechtsprechung in Europa und den USA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Bardehle IP Akademie, Munich


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.06.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Die neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung, geistiges Eigentum und die Herausforderungen für Europa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: GRUR Bezirksgruppe West, Düsseldorf


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21.06.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents in Life Sciences - Pros and Cons - Lessons from the US and Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20.06.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of Academic Community in Modern Innovation Ecosystem

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.06.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Scope of Protection in Plant Related Patents - From a European Perspective

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17.05.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    World Economy and Intellectual Property between 1990 and 2013 – The Role of Academics in Developing Intellectual Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference "Disputes About Intellectual Property"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Jagiellonian University, Krakow


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.04.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medicine Between Ethics and Scientific Progress: How Much Ethics Needs Medicine, How Much Ethics Can it Afford? The tense Relationship Between Patents and Ethics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Koc Üniversitesi, Law School - Semahat Arsel International Business Law Implementation and Research Center Location: Istanbul


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.04.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    World Economy and Intellectual Property between 1990 and 2013 – The Role of Academics in Developing Intellectual Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Cross Boarder Cooperative Innovation and Intellectual Property", 2013 Sino-German ConferenceOrt: Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.03.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medicine Between Scientific Advances and Ethics – How Much Ethics Medicine Needs, How Much Ethics Can Medicine AffordX?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22nd Symposium on Medicine and Law: The Right to Life and to Dignified Death, Ethics in Medical Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Maribor, Maribor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sprache: Slovene


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.02.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Die neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung, geistiges Eigentum und die Herausforderungen für Europa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: GRUR Bezirksgruppe Nord, Hamburg


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.01.13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Der Schutz des geistigen Eigentums und die Herausforderungen für Europa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Frankfurter Gesellschaft für Handel, Industrie und Wissenschaft

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Frankfurt am Main


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    06.12.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grace Period: Should Europe Reform its Rules? The Paneuropean Intellectual Property Summit (Patents)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Organized by Premier Cercle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Brussels


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28.11.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents in Life Sciences - Pros and Cons - An Introduction

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference "A Search for Best Practices, Challenges at the Leading Edge: The Courts, Practitioners, Clients, and Investors", organized by BioDeutschland, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the US Federal Circuit Bar Association

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Berlin


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21.11.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patentierung humaner pluripotenter Stammzellen nach der Brüstle-Entscheidung des GHEU, Rechtliche und faktische Konsequenzen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sitzung des Ethic Advisory Board - Novartis - Universität Bonn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Bonn


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.11.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Die neue Weltwirtschaftsordnung, geistiges Eigentum und die Herausforderungen für Europa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bezirksgruppe Frankfurt/Main der Deutschen Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18.10.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patentierung humaner pluripotenter Stammzellen nach der Brüstle-Entscheidung des GHEU, Rechtliche und faktische Konsequenzen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Karlsruher Dialog Technik und Recht "BioPatente - Motor oder Bremse des technischen Fortschritts", Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Karlsruhe


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20.09.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents for Plant Related Innovation - The Current Legal Situation and Possible Solutions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CIOPORA Conference on Patents and Modern PBRs in Horicultural Breeding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Venlo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.09.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    „Pros and Cons on Grace Period“, „A Pro-Pleading“

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Meeting at European Commission, DG Connect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Brussels


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    05.09.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property and Academic Community in the Changed Global Economic Environment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    South African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) Conference

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Port Elizabeth


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03.09.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property as an Important Pilar of Innovation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of South Africa (UNISA) Pretoria Campuses


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30.08.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    National Substantive Patent Examination in the Changed Global IP Landscape - An Academic Perspective

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Round Table Discussion on Substantive Patent Examination, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Pretoria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28.07.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Court of Justice of the EU - Stem Cell Patents and Article 27 (2) TRIPS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20th CASRIP Anniversary - 2012 High-tech Protection Summit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Washington School of Law, Seattle


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11.07.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patentierung humaner pluripotenter Stammzellen nach der Brüstle-Entscheidung des GHEU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rechtliche und faktische Konsequenzen, Hogan Lovells Münchner Patentrechtsgespräche 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.02.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patentierbarkeit menschlicher Stammzellen in europäischer Gesetzgebung und Rechtsprechung

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Symposium "Patentrecht in der Biomedizin - Das Beispiel der Stammzellen"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    02.02.12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Soybean Case and the Adequate Scope of Protection of Gene Related Patents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    College of Law, Seminar Series, The Department of Mercantile Law

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of South Africa, Pretoria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.12.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A Qualified Openness: Commercial Value and Confidentiality

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Discovery Reinvented? The Promise of European Open Science" a Royal Society event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Location: The Centre, Brussels, Belgium


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09.12.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Soybean Case and the Adequate Scope of Protection of Gene Related Patents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Forum Institute Conference "IP Protection for Plant Innovation 2011"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29.11.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stem Cell Patents and the European Court of Justice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International Conference "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine; Uppsala University, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and Länsstyrelsen Uppsala Län

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Uppsala, Sweden


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29.10.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IP Issues & Policy in Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2011 Tongji Global Intellectual Property Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Tongji University, Shanghai


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    04.10.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The New World Economic Order as Challenge for Innovation in Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Round Table "Innovation Europe: Interaction Between Public and Corporate Governance"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Polish Ministry of Economy, Warsaw, Poland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.09.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education and Capacity Development for IP and Innovation in Developing Countries - Some Lessons from Germany

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference "Accellerating IP and Innovation in South Africa", organized by Department of Science and Technology of South Africa and by National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Cape Town, South Africa


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    08.09.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Green Biotechnology and Intellectual Property - An Ongoing Struggle for a Proper Balance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association, Fine-Tuning IPR Debates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Brussels, Belgium


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03.08.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The New Role of Intellectual Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8th International Workshop on Commercial Law of the University of South Africa (UNISA)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Nedbank Head Office in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22.07.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of U.S. Jurisprudence in Courts in Europe - From Shiny Model to Some Matter of Concern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2001 CASRIP High Technology Protection Summit Honouring Chief Judge Randall R. Rader

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Washington, Seattle, USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29.06.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Confidential Data - The European Situation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CIPIAGRI, First International Conference on Intellectual Property in Agriculture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.04.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The New Role of Intellectual Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Institute of Intellectual Property, Xiamen University, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.04.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The New Role of Intellectual Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2011 IPR Nanhu Forum, International Conference on "Constructing the Innovative Country and IP Strategies"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Zhongnan University of Economics & Law, Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    04.04.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The Role of Intellectual Property, Cornell University Law School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Ithaca, New York


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.03.11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Checks and Balances in Globalized Economy: The Role of Intellectual Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Workshop "Financing Innovation"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C., USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.12.10 - 12.12.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological Inventions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Haifa Law School, Israel


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30.11.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Laudatio anlässlich der Diesel-Medaille 2010 an die European Patent Academy, Deutsches Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26.11.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Munich the City of IP and Innovation - From a Global Perspective

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shanghai International IP Forum 2010 & Intellectual Property and Innovative Cities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Shanghai, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.10.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of Digital Rights Management (DRM) Technology in Contemporary Copyright

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Beijing, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.09.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property a Pillar of Innovation and Competitiveness

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Zürich, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.05.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The European Economy in the Financial Crises – Panel Discussion Contribution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Austria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.05.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zur Patentierung humaner embryonaler Stammzellen in Europa - Verwendet die Stammzellforschung menschliche Embryonen für industrielle oder kommerzielle Zwecke?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Zürich, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03.03.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Co-Existence of Plant Breeders’ Rights and Patents – Possible Solutions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Sevilla, Spain


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.01.10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patent Application as an Abuse of Dominant Market Position under Article 82 EC Treaty?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    02.12.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property Protection in Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Third Tongji International Intellectual Property Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Tongji University, Shanghai


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.11.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Application of European Intellectual Property Experience in Emerging Countries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference "Intellectual Property Protection and Management"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Beijing University, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26.11.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Promoting Access to Medicines Through Balancing Patent Rights and Responsibilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inaugural Ceremony of the Intellectual Property Institute of Renmin University of China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Beijing


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.11.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Does Stem Cell Research in Europe Use Human Embryos for Industrial or Commercial Purposes?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Meeting of the Novartis Advisory Board on Ethics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Basel, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17.11.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Strategic Tasks of ALLEA Standing Committee on Intellectual Property Rights

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALLEA Extraordinary Strategy Meeting, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    04.11.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Does Stem Cell Research in Europe Use Human Embryos for Industrial or Commercial Purposes? A Comment of EBA G 02/06 Decision"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALLEA/Hungarian IP Office/World Science Forum Symposium "Intellectual Property rights in the European Research Area: Grand Challenges and New Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Budapest, Hungary


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    04.11.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Laudatio for Sir Professor Roger Elliott, Oxford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ALLEA, Hungarian Patent Office and the World Science Forum Symposium in Honour of Sir Roger Elliott

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Hungarian Patent Office, Budapest


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.10.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patent Application as an Abuse of Dominant Market Position under Article 82 EC Treaty?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Session "New Frontiers in Antitrust Liability: Abuses of Patent Settlements and Standard-Making", Congress of International League of Competition Law

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Vienna, Austria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    07.10.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role and Task of Science & Technology for Sustainable Development - an IP Lawyer’s Point of View

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    METI-JETRO Symposium 2009 "Boosting Science and Technology Through Industrial Collaboration 2009"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Tokyo, Japan


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30.07.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Business in the Global Eco-System: Initiatives to Foster Innovation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Keynote speech, Conference "Trading Ideas: The Future of IP in Asia and Pacific"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Intellectual Property Office, Singapore


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.07.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Scholarly Contribution to Comparative Patent Law by Martin Adelman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patent System as Stimulus for Economy, 2009 High Technology Protection Summit, CASRIP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Seattle, USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20.07.09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patent Law Harmonization - Do We Need a New International Patent Law?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Session "Intellectual Property Rights, Patents and Standards in Global Markets", 4th Transatlantic Market Conference - Transatlantic Cooperation for Growth and Employment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Washington D.C., USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.07.09  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Promoting Access to Medicines Through Balancing Patent Rights and Responsibilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WIPO Conference on Intellectual Property and Public Policy Issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Geneva, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    02.07.09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents on Biomaterial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Department for Mercantile Law of the University of South Africa, Pretoria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.05.09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patenting of Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Europe after the WARF Decision of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ESTOOLS Open Symposium on Stem Cell Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31.03.09  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of Intellectual Property in the Globalized Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Grinnell College, Iowa, USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12.02.09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Legal Protection of Biotech Inventions and Medicines in the USA and Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Keynote speech, International Conference on Biotech Medicines Innovations in Developing Countries: IP Protection and Regulations for Safety and Efficacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17.01.09  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clouds on European IP Sky & The (Weather) Forecast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference on EU IP Enforcement: Present and Future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Waseda Law School, Tokyo, Japan


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biotechnology and Patents from a European Perspective

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Salzburg Global Seminar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Salzburg, Austria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    02.12.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Importance of IP Teaching in Universities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference Disseminating IP Knowledge in Universities, European Patent Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: The Hague, The Netherlands


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21.10.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zur Rolle des Rechts und der Ethik in der Globalisierten Wirtschaft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Münchener Wissenschaftstage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    01.10.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Perspectives on Biotechnology Patents: Laws and Regulations in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biolatina 2008: Biotechnology in Latin America; 8th Latin-American Congress:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fair on Biotechnology; 4th Brazilian Congress on Biotechnology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.09.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Abuse of Patents and Forfeiture of Claims, Counter Claims for Damages for Malicious Litigation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EU-China Workshop on the Chinese Patent Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Harbin


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.09.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Compulsory Licensing – Introduction to the Role and Limitations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EU-China Workshop on the Chinese Patent Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Harbin, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.09.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Definition of Novelty, Novelty Criteria & Other Issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EU-China Workshop on the Chinese Patent Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Harbin, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.08.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Development and Development Agenda Anomalies or Complements?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SFIR & AIPPI Sweden 100 Years Centennial Celebration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Stockholm, Sweden


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.07.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exhaustion of Patent Rights – Recent Developments in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CASRIP High Technology Summit 2008 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Washington, Seattle, USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16.06.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biomedicine and Patents, The European Approach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference "Law Meets Industry: Biosciences Patents"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Haifa, Isreal


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09.06.08 - 11.06.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Strategic Importance of Patenting After TRIPS in Europe and Beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference "Intellectual Property and Development", SWISSCAM Brazil, Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28.05.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Internationale Harmonisierung des Patentrechts: Möglichkeiten – Vor- und Nachteile für Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Expertengespräch "Schutz und Nutzungsrechte in Forschungskooperationen zwischen Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft", Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Berlin, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22.05.08 - 23.05.08  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Opening of the Conference "The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.04.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patenting and Licensing in Genetic Testing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Workshop of the European Society of Human Genetics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Royal Belgium Academy of Sciences, Brussels, Belgium


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    07.04.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International Protection of Intellectual Property Beyond TRIPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Cornell University School of Law, Ithaca, New York, USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29.02.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bilaterale Verträge und bessere Koordination als Mittel der TRIPS-Fortschreibung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Internationales Fachhearing "Der Schutz Geistigen Eigentums in einer Globalisierten Welt", jointly organized by the Bavarian State Government and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    31.01.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Strategic Importance of Patenting after TRIPS in Europe and Beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seminar "Patent Policy in Europe and Turkey"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Ankara Law School, Turkey


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30.01.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Strategic Importance of Patenting after TRIPS in Europe and Beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seminar "Patent Policy in Europe and Turkey"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Università IULM Feltre, Italy


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.12.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Impact of TRIPS on Global Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Academy Public Seminar: "The Industrial Property Business"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: European Patent Office, Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22.11.07  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Is There a "Global Warming of Patents"?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Managing, Financing and Protecting Innovation", International Conference on the Occasion of the Fourth Venice Award for Intellectual Property Culture, jointly organized by the European Patent Office, the Italian Patent and Trademark Office and Venice International University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.11.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents and Biotechnology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WIPO International Seminar on the Strategic Use of Intellectual Property for Economic and Social Development, organized by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    02.11.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property/Academic Freedom? A complex Relationship within the Innovation Ecosystem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International Symposium "The University in the Market Place" organized by Academia Europaea and Wenner-Gren Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Stockholm, Sweden


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26.10.07  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IP Infrastructures in Asia's Emerging Markets, The Industrial Property Perspective,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 5th Shanghai International IP Forum: The Impact of WTO TRIPS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Agreement on the Economic Development of Asian Countries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Shanghai, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.10.07   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents on Human Embryonic Stem Cells and on Transgenic Plants - What have they in Common?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discussion of some European Dilemmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University for Law and Economics, Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.09.07   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents on Human Embryonic Stem Cells and on Transgenic Plants - What have they in Common?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discussion of some European Dilemmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Scuola Superiore di Catania, Italy


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21.07.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ethical Issues in Patenting Human Embryonic Stem Cells - A European Problem?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CASRIP High Technology Protection Summit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Seattle, USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.07.07   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patenting of Genes and Exploiting as well as Enforcing such Patents in Europe as Compared with the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Session on Gene Patents and Licensing Practices; Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: US Department of Health, Washington D.C., USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    06.07.07   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy Senate, European Academy of Sciences and Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Salzburg, Austria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13.06.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patentierung von humanen embryonalen Stammzellen - Gegenwärtiger Stand 30. Sitzung der Zentralen Ethik-Kommission für Stammzellenforschung (ZES), Robert-Koch-Institut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Berlin, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.05.07  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Goods - Reconciling National Security and Economic Development - A Challenge for the G8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The German Marshall Fund of the United States and Alfred Herrhausen Society's Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Berlin, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18.04.07 - 19.04.07  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Impact of GATT 94 and TRIPS on Economic Development - Not Development Agenda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: European Patent Office, Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.03.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    China and India - The Two New Players in the Intellectual Property Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Washington D.C., USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16.02.07  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Flexibilities in the Patent System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colloquium on Selected Patent Issues; George Washington University Law School, World Intellectual Property Organization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Geneva, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.12.06 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On the Role of Law and Ethics in the Globalized Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brainstorming Meeting of Easa Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16.11.06 - 17.11.06  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intellectual Property and Development: Innovation, IP Law and its Impact on Social, Cultural and Economic Development: Perspectives from India, Europe and WIPO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International Seminar on Intellectual Property Education and Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.10.06 - 28.10.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Die Patentierung von humanen embryonalen Stammzellen - ein rechtsvergleichender Überblick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Symposium "Patentierbarkeit der Forschungsergebnisse im Zusammenhang mit humanen embryonalen Stammzellen"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Chungnam National University Research Center for Intellectual Property, Daejeon, Korea


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11.10.06  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of IPRs in the New World Economic Order
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    40th Congress of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual property (AIPPI)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Göteborg, Sweden


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22.09.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents on God's Creation - To Whose Benefit?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Analysis, Exploitation and Conservation of Biodiversity, Annual Meeting 2006 of the German Association for Gene Diagnostics (AGD e.V.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Cologne, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22.09.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harmonisierung des internationalen Patentrechts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Symposium "25 Jahre Deutsch-Chinesische Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet des Geistigen Eigentums"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21.09.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Der Einfluss von GATT und TRIPS auf die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bird & Bird Patentseminar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Düsseldorf, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chairman Session Intellectual Property Rights to Work for All Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Kyoto, Japan


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    07.09.06 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Panel Quality Issues in the Patent System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1st EPIP Conference of the EPIP Association on "Policy, Law and Economics of Intellectual Property"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: European Patent Office, Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24.08.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Schränkt der Patentschutz für Gensequenzen die Freiheit der Forschung ein?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Diskussionsabend der Stiftung "Forschung für Leben", Collegium Helveticum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Zürich, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18.07.06  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stem Cell Research and Stem Cell Patenting in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2nd EuroScience Open Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12.06.06 - 14.06.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Impact of GATT and TRIPS on Economic Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    First CEI International Conference on Transfer in Life Sciences, A North-South Dialogue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Trieste, Italy


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26.05.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patents and Biotechnology Development in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference Biotechnology Patents and Policy: What's the Evidence?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of Alberta, Banff, Canada


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.05.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Impact of the New World Economic Order on Economic Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference on the Role of the United States in World Intellectual Property Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17.05.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How Effective are Research Exemptions in Patent Law? The German Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Research Use of Patented Inventions CSIC/OECD/OEPM Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Madrid, Spain


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.05.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Justifying Intellectual Property in the Society of Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Markets and Innovation in the Society of Knowledge; Center for Research on Markets, Innovation and Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Department of Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03.03.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grace Period - First Real Chance after 70 Years

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WIPO Open Forum on the Draft SPLT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Geneva, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03.03.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patenting of Genes and Life Forms, and the Impact of Patenting on Upstream Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WIPO Open Forum on the Draft SPLT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Geneva, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20.01.06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Die Patentierung von humanen Stammzellen nach EU-Recht und in der Praxis des EPA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tagung "Perspektiven und Risiken der Stammzelltherapie" der Europäischen Akademie der  Wissenschaften und Künste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21.11.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Concept and Meaning of Quality in the European Patent System – An Academic View supported but by own thoughts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference on Quality in the European Patent System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: European Patent Office, The Hague, The Netherlands


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.11.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IP Rights as Means of Appropriation and Distribution of Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    World Science Forum “Knowledge, Ethics and Responsibility”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    07.09.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Disclosure of Origin or Source of Genetic Resources & Associated Traditional Knowledge in Patent Application – Proposal of the European Community and its Member States
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference BioJapan 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Yokohama, Japan


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    06.09.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRIPS, TRIPS-plus or TRIPS-minus – Remarks on the Future of International Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 22nd Congress on the Law of the World, "The Rule of Law and Harmony of International Society"; Supreme Court of China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Beijing, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    01.07.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Compound (DNA-Sequence) Protection Eroded? – An Academic Point of View
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seminar "Compound Protection and its Erosion in Germany: How Stable is it Elsewhere? – An International Assessment"; Vossius & Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30.06.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Challenges Faced by Academic Institutions in Teaching of Intellectual Property and Carrying out Intellectual Property Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Education and Research, World Intellectual Property Organization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Geneva, Switzerland


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14.06.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Community Patents and Central Patent Enforcement in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Annual Conference of Licensing Executive Society (LES)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    26.05.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IP and Economic Development and other World Issues in IP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Australian Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Melbourne, Australia


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.05.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protecting Biotechnological Inventions in Europe – Statutory Rules and Case Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tongji University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Shanghai, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.05.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protecting Inventions in the Area of Biotechnology and Software in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Huazhong University of Science and Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09.05.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Impact of GATT and TRIPS on Economic Development of China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09.05.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The New Circumstances of IP Protection and its Developing Tendencies and Hotspots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Delivered on the occasion of an award of Honorary Professorship, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Wuhan, China


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25.04.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Basic Issues of Patenting DNA Sequences and Human Embryonic Stem Cells

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    'Slovenian Academy of Science and Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11.04.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Role of GATT and TRIPS for the Globalized Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, NY, USA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Courses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological lnventions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIPLC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ort: München


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spring 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemical and Biotech Patents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ort: George Washington University School of Law


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Winter 14/15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Law

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIPLC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ort: München


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Managing Intellectual Property and Innovation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Distant learning courses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Winter 13/14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Advanced Topics on Law and Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tsinghua University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Peking


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Winter 13/14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Law

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIPLC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: München


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological lnventions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich lntellectual Property Law Center


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spring 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemical and Biotech Patents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: George Washington University School of Law


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological Inventions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MIPLC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: München


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spring 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biotechnology Patent and Chemical Patent Law

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Winter 12/13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Law

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: München 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: München


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spring 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biotechnology Patent and Chemical Patent Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WS 10/11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Law
MIPLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: München


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SS 2011
23.05.11 - 24.05.11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: München


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23.03.11 - 07.04.11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemical and Biotech Patents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C., USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.12.10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Haifa Law School


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WS 10/11
19.10.10 - 18.02.11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Schwerpunkte der neuesten Entwicklungen im Deutschen, Europäischen und Internationalen Patentrecht
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: München


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SS 2010
26.05.10 - 27.05.10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    27.10.09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Law
MIPLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.06.09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    28.10.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Law
MIPLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13.10.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vorlesung "Deutsches und Europäisches Patentrecht, Gebrauchsmusterrecht"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: LMU, Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30.06.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
MIPLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15.10.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vorlesung "Deutsches und Europäisches Patentrecht, Gebrauchsmusterrecht"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: LMU, Munich, Germany


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12.03.07 - 09.04.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemical and Biotech Patents
George Washington University School of Law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Washington, D.C., USA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19.11.07 - 21.11.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Patent Law
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Munich, Germany

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Participation in projects

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IP Infrastructures in Asian countries (zus. mit Prof. Paul Goldstein, Stanford)