Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Newsletter #1
Winter 2022

With this newsletter issue, we would like to send you a review of the Institute’s activities in winter 2021/22. We are looking forward to spring!
As part of the Smart IP for Latin America initiative, Director Reto M. Hilty signed a collaboration agreement with Argentina’s Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación on 27 October 2021. A similar agreement for Colombia is in preparation. The aim is to carry out joint studies in the field of intellectual property law, in particular on technology transfer. Local and regional development is to be promoted with a focus on disciplines and areas that promise positive social, ecological and productive effects.
Director Reto M. Hilty (r.) with Argentinian State Secretary Diego Hurtado

In a comparative law study, Valentina Moscon and Marco Bellia examine the copyright regulations for academic publishing in Italy, Germany and the USA. In their work, they introduce well-known approaches and arrive at a proposed solution that promises a fairer and more efficient publication system.

William Rodolph Cornish, External Scientific Member of our Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, passed away on 8 January 2022, at the age of 84. Bill Cornish was a world leader in the field of Intellectual Property Law to whom our Institute owes an extraordinary debt of gratitude.
Prof. William R. Cornish (1937–2022)
In Brief
People + + + Since 1 January 2022, Dietmar Harhoff has assumed the role of Managing Director of the Institute through biennial rotation. More
People + + + The Administrative Council of the German collecting society VG Wort unanimously elected Silke von Lewinski as a new honorary member of the Executive Board. More
People + + + Marco Kleine joined the the Faculty of Economics of the University of Groningen as Assistant Professor (tenure track) on 1 February 2022. More

Since November 2021, the Institute has a Research Coordinator. The new position went to Dr. Alexander Suyer, who also takes on overarching tasks for the management of the Institute. We ask him three questions to introduce him.

Dr. Alexander Suyer
Call for Papers - Munich Summer Institute
Call for Papers
The 6th Munich Summer Institute, jointly organized with ETH Zurich, TUM and LMU, will take place from 8 to 10 June 2022. Researchers who would like to present a paper are invited to submit it online until 15 March 2022. This year, the Munich Summer Institute will be preceded by a doctoral workshop on 7 June 2022. More
Event Report
On 6 and 7 December 2021, more than 40 international young researchers from over 30 universities around the globe attended the 4th Research in Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop (RISE4). The two-day event was again organized by doctoral students of the Department for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research to give young scholars the opportunity to present and discuss their work.
Using a survey with 57 German firms, the authors evaluate the level of digitalization in the area of Human Resource Management. They document perceived benefits and barriers of technology adoption from organizational and individual users’ perspectives. The results give reason for optimism.

Marina Chugunova, Anastasia Danilov
Use of Digital Technologies for HR Management in Germany: Survey Evidence
Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 22-02
Online Labour Markets (OLM) have substantially grown in economic size and political relevance. Parallel to this, there has been a steep increase in the global economic importance of AI. Both developments are likely to cause shifts in labour market dynamics and market power. The authors investigate three alternative but complementary indicators of market power on one of the largest mid- to high-skill OLM platforms in Europe.
Néstor Duch-Brown, Estrella Gomez-Herrera, Frank Mueller-Langer, Songül Tolan
Market Power and Artificial Intelligence Work on Online Labour Markets
Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 22-01
Forthcoming in Research Policy, 51 (3), 104446 Open Access
Francisco Beneke at the presentation of the anthology

Together with the Universidad Externado de Colombia, the Institute has published an edited volume on the relationship between intellectual property and competition law, which examines potential conflicts and complementarities between these areas of the law. It also provides a comparative analysis of the legislation of Andean countries (particularly Colombia), the European Union, and the United States in relation to competition law and intellectual property rights.
The anthology was launched in November 2021 by representatives of the two editing institutions at a formal presentation in Bogotá, Colombia. (Photo: Francisco Beneke at the book presentation)

Ernesto Rengifo Garcia, Francisco Beneke (Hg.)
Los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual y Libre Competencia
Siglo del Hombre Editores, Bogotá
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