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Miscellaneous  |  07/20/2018  |  09:00 AM

6th Crowdinvesting Symposium "Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings"

9:00 a.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room E10

On Friday, 20 July 2018, the 6th Crowdinvesting Symposium „Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings“ takes place at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. The annual event was initiated by Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn, Humboldt University Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf, University of Bremen. It was first organized in February 2013 at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich.


Since April 2016, Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf is Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition within the scope of the research project "Crowdinvesting in Germany, England and the USA: Regulatory Perspectives and Welfare Implications of a New Financing Scheme" which is funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).


The symposium offers academics and practitioners a platform to exchange ideas about the latest developments in this field as well as for networking. Moreover, it is a forum for the information of legislators on the European and national level on a scientific basis and with regard to new legislative proposals or legal reform projects. For this purposes, each year a priority topic is defined which covers current issues of crowdinvesting from an economic and legal perspective. The findings of the symposia are published in high-ranking scientific journals.


See Call for Papers

Workshop  |  06/15/2018  —  06/16/2018

Competition Law and Policy for Algorithm-Driven Markets

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (on invitation)

In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, the Oxford University and the University of Haifa will hold a workshop at the premises of the Max Planck Institute on 15-16 June 2018 to discuss the benefits and especially the risks of algorithms given the exponential growth of their use in the marketplace.

Workshop  |  06/11/2018  |  09:00 AM

The Crises of Democracy and the Role of Economic Law

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (on invitation)

In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, the Association Internationale de Droit Economique (AIDE) will hold a workshop at the premises of the Max Planck Institute on 11 June 2018 to discuss the role of economic law as regards the current crises of democracy.

Workshop  |  06/04/2018  —  06/06/2018

Munich Summer Institute 2018

9:00 a.m., Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities

From June 4 to 6, 2018, the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management at TUM, the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization at LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will jointly organize the third Munich Summer Institute.


The Summer Institute will focus on three areas:

The goal of the Munich Summer Institute is to stimulate a rigorous in-depth discussion of a select number of research papers and to strengthen the interdisciplinary international research community in these areas. Researchers in economics, law, management and related fields at all stages of their career (from Ph.D. students to full professors) may attend the Munich Summer Institute as presenters in a plenary or a poster session, as discussants or as attendants. The Munich Summer Institute will feature three keynote lectures, 18 plenary presentations and a daily poster session (including a poster slam). Paper presentations will be grouped by topics, not discipline or method. The Munich Summer Institute will be held at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in the heart of Munich. Participation is by invitation only. The organizers will fund travel and hotel expenses for all plenary speakers and hotel expenses for all poster presenters and invited discussants.


Keynote speakers are:

Paper submission procedure

Researchers who would like to present a paper are invited to submit their paper online until February 15, 2018, at the MSI website. The Munich Summer Institute only considers papers which have not been published or accepted for publication at the date of submission. Paper selections will be announced in March 2018. The program of the Munich Summer Institute will be available on April 1, 2018. Final papers will be made available to conference participants on a protected website, and are due on May 1, 2018. Researchers who would like to attend the Munich Summer Institute without giving a presentation should contact one of the organizers by May 1, 2018.


Further information

Any questions concerning the Munich Summer Institute should be directed to Stefan Bechtold, Jörg Claussen, Dietmar Harhoff, Joachim Henkel or Tobias Kretschmer.

Seminar  |  05/04/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Challenges for Direct Quantitative Measurement of Technological Change

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Christopher L. Magee (MIT)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313


This talk will review the speaker’s and other researchers’ efforts to quantify technological change. Some challenges have been at least partially met but others are still outstanding. The important issues include what to measure (the dependent variable) and a variety of economic and technical measures will be considered with the conclusion that functional performance metrics are the most informative about what we want to learn. To quantify change, we also need to decide what the performance metrics theoretically depend upon (the independent variable). One obvious candidate is time but given work by Wright and many others, the presentation will also consider whether an effort variable such as cumulative demand/production or R&D spending improves the understanding of technological change. After making contestable decisions on the variables, the result for a wide variety of technological domains appears to be a generalization of Moore’s Law. However, this exponential relationship with time is quite noisy but more importantly, many (probably most) researchers of technological change do not find the generalized Moore’s Law (GML) acceptable. The final part of the presentation will be discussion and speculation about various reasons for this reality including practical utility, quantitative theoretical foundations and deep qualitative reasoning.

 
Contact Person: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Kartellrechtszyklus  |  04/26/2018  |  07:00 PM

Digitization, big data and Industry 4.0: Do we need new approaches, rules and policies to protect competition in a digitized economy?

7:00 p.m., Lars Kjolbye (Managing Partner Latham & Watkins, Brussels Office)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Room E10


In cooperation with Münchner Kartellrechtsforum e.V. (www.kartellrechtsforum.de)


Vorab findet eine „Aktuelle Viertelstunde“ statt: 
Dr. Bettina Leupold (Legal Counsel bei der BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) spricht zu „Coty und aktuelle kartellrechtliche Entwicklungen im Online-Handel“.


Wie gewohnt lädt das Kartellrechtsforum anschließend zum informellen Austausch bei Getränken und Häppchen ein.


Zur besseren Planung bitten wir um Anmeldung bis zum 23.04.2018 bei delia.zirilli(at)ip.mpg.de

Kartellrechtszyklus  |  04/20/2018  |  05:00 PM

Article 3(a) of SPC Regulations: Problems and Solutions

 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.,  Sir Richard David Arnold (Judge of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, R00m E10


Commented by Dr. Martin Jäger, Judge at BPatG


Under Art. 3(a) of Regulations 469/2009 and 1610/96, a supplementary protection certificate may be granted for a product only when the latter is protected by the basic patent. Despite the seemingly simple wording, the provision is not uncontroversial. The CJEU has dealt with it in various reasoned orders and judgments, and three referrals are currently pending that essentially ask the same question that was posed in Eli Lilly and Medeva: What are the criteria for deciding whether a product is protected by the basic patent? The CJEU’s case law is relatively clear in ruling out that Art. 3(a) is just a reference to the law applicable to the basic patent. However, it is less clear in defining the meaning of the qualification that the product must be “specified” or “identified” in the claims in order for it to be protected by the basic patent within the meaning of Art. 3(a), and in specifying the function served by this requirement. These and other related topics will be the subject of the presentation of Sir Richard Arnold, on which Dr. Martin Jäger will comment. The speakers are involved in the cases that lead to the referrals. 


Sir Richard David Arnold (University of Westminster and University of Oxford) has been a judge at the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division (2008), since 2013. He has decided some of the most relevant patent and SPC cases in the UK in the last fifteen years. An External Member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO since 2016, he is also a prolific contributor to legal journals and books. He is the author of Performers’ Rights (5th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2015).


Dr. Martin Jäger has been a judge at the German Federal Patent Court (3rd, 14th and 35th Senate) since 2012. Before that, he was patent examiner at the DPMA, where he led the SPC Project Group from 2000 to 2012.



To facilitate our preparations we ask for registration until Tuesday, April 17, 2018 via email to elisabeth.amler(at)ip.mpg.de.

Seminar  |  04/11/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Problem Solving Without Problem Formulation: Documenting Need-solution Pairs in a Laboratory Setting

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Christian Holthaus (TU Darmstadt)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313


It has been hypothesized by von Hippel and von Krogh (2016) that problem solving often occurs via the simultaneous recognition of both a need and a responsive solution – without prior formulation of a problem being required. If this hypothesis is correct, significant new opportunities are opened up for both research and practice. The absence of a requirement for problem formulation can significantly reduce the effort and complexity of problem-solving. It also eliminates constraints on the range of possible solutions that a problem statement inevitably imposes, and so may enable the discovery of more creative, novel, and valuable solutions. In this talk, I will give an introduction to the phenomenon of need-solution pairs and then report on a first test of the von Hippel and von Krogh hypothesis that we conducted via a laboratory experiment. In summary, we find that need-solution-pairs can be triggered in everyday life situations and that both the novelty and creativity of solutions discovered via need-solution pair recognition are significantly higher than solutions discovered via the traditionally assumed need-first pattern. I will conclude by demonstrating the practical implications of this new phenomenon and our experimental research.

 
Contact Person: Felix Poege

Seminar  |  04/10/2018  |  06:00 PM

Institute Seminar: Technische Funktionalität und Formenschutz

6 p.m. - 7.30 p.m., Tobias Endrich (on invitation)

Moderation: Dennis Kann

Seminar  |  03/27/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: The Causal Effect of Standard-Essential Patents on Standard-Related Technological Innovation

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Justus Baron (Northwestern University)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

 
Contact Person: Zhaoxin Pu