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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 Program

Conference  |  06/29/2018  —  06/30/2018

Recht als Infrastruktur für Innovation

4. Tagung GRUR Junge Wissenschaft
Kolloquium zum Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, Urheber- und Medienrecht


Veranstaltungsort:

Technische Universität München,
Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Theodor-Fischer-Hörsaal (HS 0360)


Wissenschaftliche Leitung:

Dr. Lena Maute, Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsrecht und Geistiges Eigentum, Technische Universität München, lena.maute(at)tum.de
Dr. Dr. Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt, LL.M. (NYU), Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, mark-oliver.mackenrodt(at)ip.mpg.de


Anmeldung

bis zum 15. Juni 2018 unter
www.jura.wi.tum.de/junge-wissenschaft-2018


Veranstaltungsprogramm

als pdf zum Download

Kartellrechtszyklus  |  06/28/2018  |  07:00 PM

Exclusivity provisions of sporting federations. The Commission has defined the spot where those skating on thin ice will fall in

07:00 - 09:00 p.m., Gianluca Monte (European Commission, DG COM)

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


Gianluca Monte, case handler at DG COMP, will talk about the ISU case (International Skating Union). The focus is on exclusivity clauses that allow sports federations to prohibit athletes or clubs from competing outside the official association. It also deals with arbitration agreements in sport, which have been assessed differently by the BGH in the Pechstein case and by the Commission ISU case.


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


As usual, the Müncher Kartellrechtsforum e.V. then invites you to an informal exchange with drinks and appetizers.


To facilitate our preparations we ask for registration until Tuesday, June 22, 2018 via email to delia.zirilli(at)ip.mpg.de.

Seminar  |  06/25/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Starving (or Fattening) the Golden Goose: Generic Entry and the Incentives for Early-Stage Pharmaceutical Innovation

12:00 - 01:30 p.m., Lee Branstetter (Carnegie Mellon University)

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


Abstract:

Generic penetration in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has increased, providing significant gains in consumer surplus. What impact has this had on the rate and direction of pharmaceutical innovation? While the overall level of drug development activity has increased, our estimates suggest a sizable, robust, negative relationship between rising generic penetration and early-stage pharmaceutical innovation in the same therapeutic areas. We also find that increasing generic penetration induces firms to shift their R&D activity towards more biologic-based products and away from chemical-based products. We conclude by discussing potential implications of our results for long-run welfare, policy, and innovation.


Contact Person: Zhaoxin Pu

Seminar  |  06/21/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Foreign Investment and Domestic Productivity: Identifying Knowledge Spillovers and Competition Effects

12.00 - 01.30 p.m., Christian Fons-Rosen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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


Abstract:

We study the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on total factor productivity (TFP) of domestic firms using a new, representative firm-level data set spanning six countries. A novel finding is that firm-level spillovers from foreign firms to domestic companies can be significantly positive, non-existent, or even negative, depending on which sectors receive FDI. When foreign firms produce in the same narrow sector as domestic firms, the latter are negatively affected by increasing competition and positively affected by knowledge spillovers. We find that the positive spillovers dominate if foreign firms enter sectors where firms are “technologically close,” controlling for the endogeneity of their entry decision into such sectors. Positive technology spillovers also affect firms in other sectors, if those sectors are technologically close to the sectors receiving FDI. Increasing FDI in sectors that are technologically close to other sectors boosts TFP of domestic firms by twice as much as increasing FDI by the same amount across all sectors.


Contact Person: Zhaoxin Pu

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.

Seminar  |  06/12/2018  |  06:00 PM

Institute Seminar: "Translation Accuracy and Dissemination of Disclosure of Patent Information: the Influence of Translation on Patent Law"

18:00, Aline Azevedo Larroyed (on invitation)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Room E10

Workshop  |  06/11/2018  |  09:00 AM

The Crises of Democracy and the Role of Economic Law

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

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.


Programme as PDF in English
Programme en PDF en Français

Patentrechtszyklus  |  06/08/2018  |  06:00 PM

Die Bedeutung von gewerblichen Schutzrechten für Pflanzenzüchtungen

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Dr. Gert Würtenberger (President of GRUR)

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


Im Rahmen einer in Frankreich im Jahre 2014 erstellten Studie zum Einfluss von gewerblichen Schutzrechten, gezeigt am Beispiel einer Rapssorte für die Ölerzeugung, wurde versucht, den Nachweis zu führen, dass gewerbliche Schutzrechte von wesentlichem EInfluss auf die Forschungs- und Innovationsbereitschaft von auf diesem Gebiet tätigen Unternehmen sind. Der Vortrag soll eine Analyse dieser Studie und hieraus zu ziehende Schlussfolgerungen bieten. Die immaterialgüterrechtlichen Legitimationsfragen grundsätzlicher Art, die insbesondere mit dem Sortenschutzrecht verbunden sind, sollen hierbei einbezogen werden.


Gert Würtenberger ist als Rechtsanwalt seit Jahrzehnten ausschließlich auf dem Gebiet des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes und den damit verbundenen Rechtsmaterien tätig, insbesondere auf dem Gebiet der Markenanmelde- und verletzungsverfahren sowie der Sortenschutzanmelde- und verletzungsverfahren. Zu den weiteren Tätigkeitsschwerpunkten gehören das Lizenzvertragsrecht, Unionsrecht sowie das Kartellrecht, soweit dieses Einfluss auf den Erwerb, die Ausübung und Lizenzierung von gewerblichen Schutzrechten hat.
Er ist Autor zahlreicher Fachbeiträge in nationalen und internationalen Fachzeitschriften sowie Mitautor eines maßgebenden deutschen Handbuchs zum nationalen und europäischen Sortenschutz. Darüber hinaus ist er Initiator und Mitherausgeber eines englischen Kommentars zum Sortenschutz in der Europäischen Union.
Seit 2008 ist Gert Würtenberger Vorsitzender des GRUR-Fachausschusses für den Schutz von Pflanzenzüchtungen, seit 2014 Präsident der GRUR. Darüber hinaus ist er Obmann des Süddeutschen Schiedsgerichts für Saatgut- und Sortenschutzstreitigkeiten.


Zur Erleichterung unserer Vorbereitungen bitten wir um Anmeldung bis Mittwoch, den 6. Juni 2018 per E-Mail an elisabeth.amler(at)ip.mpg.de

Conference  |  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.