Stefan Scheuerer

Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow

Intellectual Property and Competition Law

+49 89 24246-432

Areas of Interest:

Intellectual Property Law; Unfair Competition Law; Legal Theory; Legal Implications of the Digital Economy

Academic Résumé

Since 2018
Doctoral Student and Junior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty
Second Legal State Examination (Munich)
2016 – 2018
Legal Clerkship “Rechtsreferendariat” in the Jurisdiction of the Higher Regional Court of Munich with stations inter alia in the legal department of a large media company, in a law firm specialized in copyright and media law and at the European Commission, Directorate General for Competition (Task Force Digital Single Market), Brussels; until December 2016 in parallel Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
First Legal Examination (Munich)
2013 – 2016
Student Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Prof. Dr. Reto M. Hilty
2013 – 2014
Student Assistant in a Notary’s Office in Munich
2011- 2016
Undergraduate studies in Law at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich with specialization in “Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law and Media Law”

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Case notes

The impact of fundamental rights on European copyright law - opinion on the CJEU decisions C-516/17 "Spiegel Online" and C-469/17 "Funke Medien", GRUR Int 68, 12 (2019), 1153 - 1160 (together with Ansgar Kaiser).

    Research Papers

    Technical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence: An Understanding from an Intellectual Property Law Perspective (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 19-13), 2019, 15 pp. (together with Reto M. Hilty et al.).

    • The present Q&A paper aims at providing an overview of artificial intelligence with a special focus on machine learning as a currently predominant subfield thereof. Machine learning-based applications have been discussed intensely in legal scholarship, including in the field of intellectual property law, while many technical aspects remain ambiguous and often cause confusion. This text was drafted by the Research Group on the Regulation of the Digital Economy of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in the pursuit of understanding the fundamental characteristics of artificial intelligence, and machine learning in particular, that could potentially have an impact on intellectual property law. As a background paper, it provides the technological basis for the Group’s ongoing research relating thereto. The current version summarises insights gained from background literature research, interviews with practitioners and a workshop conducted in June 2019 in which experts in the field of artificial intelligence participated.
    • Available at SSRN



    An Appraisal of Intellectual Property Justification in the Realm of Artificial Intelligence - How AI Reshapes IP Economics and Paradigms

    (together with Reto M. Hilty and Jörg Hoffmann)

    Location: Singapore Management University, School of Law, Singapore


    Sprache. Recht. Macht.

    Location: University of Prague, Czech Republic


    Die kartellrechtliche Kontrolle privater Rechtsetzung

    Location: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany


    Regimekollision oder Regimekonvergenz? Marktverhaltensregeln für Künstliche Intelligenz

    Location: University of Bologna, Italy


    Wettbewerbs- und informationsrechtliche Implikationen Künstlicher Intelligenz

    Location: University of Valencia, Spain