Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Newsletter #2

Spring 2023

Climate crisis and climate protection are moving more and more into the center of public debate. The Institute can contribute to the discourse with numerous research results from different perspectives. We wish you an interesting and informative read!

To meet the challenges we face from the climate crisis, new sustainable technologies are urgently needed. However, different causes can lead to market failure, which may inhibit investments in such innovations. In their recent article Reto M. Hilty and Pedro Henrique D. Batista raise the question which role patent law plays in correcting the different types of market failure. More
Symbolic picture: Climate change and innovation
Cover CDTM Trend Report: Tackling Climate Change in the Era of AI
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, confronting us with cascading effects if no action is taken now. How can we tackle climate change with the support of AI solutions? As a member of the Bavarian AI Council, Dietmar Harhoff leads the project group “AI for Climate Protection”. A first project in cooperation with the Center for Digital Management and Technology (CDTM) of TUM and LMU has now been successfully completed – the Trend Report on “Tackling Climate Change in the AI Era”. More
The Digital Markets Act (DMA) entered into force on 1 November 2022 and applies from 2 May 2023. It aims to ensuring contestable and fair markets in the digital sector across the EU where gatekeepers are present. In its position statement of 2 May 2023, the Institute acknowledges that uniform rules for core platform services throughout the EU and a centralised enforcement are necessary to prevent internal market fragmentation and welcomes the first Commission Implementing Regulation for the DMA of 14 April 2023. However, the Institute remains concerned by the DMA’s unique institutional design and its interaction with other laws as outlined under Articles 1(5), 1(6) and 1(7). More
In Brief

Audio +++ “Between Climate Protection and Technology Skepticism – How Does Progress Come About?” Radio discussion (in German) with Dietmar Harhoff, Deutschlandfunk, 26 April 2023. Replay

Equal Opportunities + + As part of the equal opportunities work, the Institute has signed the Diversity Charter. More
Award + + + For her early doctorate at the age of 26, lawyer Anja Geller receives the Dieter Rampacher Prize of the Max Planck Society.
Award + + Artha Dermawan placed 2nd in the 2022 ATRIP Essay Competition with a comparative law essay on copyright issues of generative AI models such as ChatGPT and DALL-E. More
GRUR International in Scopus + + + GRUR International has been included in the index of the scientific meta-database Scopus.
Event Report
On 13 and 14 April 2023, the Institute hosted the annual “Workshop on the Organisation, Economics and Policy of Scientific Research” (WOEPSR) jointly organized with the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Highlight was the panel discussion on AI and Science. In honor of the late Paul A. David, an outstanding researcher in the economics of scientific progress, the first WOEPSR Award for Young Researchers was presented during a memorial session.
Call for Papers
The conference is co-organised by the University of Passau Research Centre for Law and Digitalisation (FREDI) and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. The event is the final part of a three-tier conference series on Global Data Law and element of a greater research agenda with respect to Global Data Law & Policy. With this call for papers, we are inviting scholars to contribute to the conference. More
Call for Papers: Comparative Data Law
Cover von Competition and Intellectual Property Law in Ukraine
After a first explorative online roundtable on 1 December 2022, the Institute hosted the Roundtable “Rebuilding Ukraine” on 21 March 2023, which was organized in a hybrid format and featured Ukrainian guests and speakers. The overarching goal of this lively exchange was to help lay the groundwork for a rebuilding of the Ukrainian health sector. More
Anastasiia Lutsenko
The initiative #ScienceForUkraine has made a difference for many Ukrainian scholars and students. Our doctoral student Anastasiia Lutsenko is one of them. Watch her personal story about her journey to the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition on the #ScienceForUkraine YouTube channel. To the video 
Yuriy Kapitsa
After one year, Yuriy Kapitsa has concluded his research stay at the Institute and has returned to Kyiv. There, the director of the Center for Intellectual Property Studies and Technology Transfer of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine will continue his work for the harmonization of the Ukrainian legal system with EU law and can thus actively contribute to the integration process of Ukraine into the EU. More

We often like to be liked. Universities want to attract students who want them most, employees prefer to work for companies that also favor them, and singles want to date someone who is genuinely interested in them. Such reciprocal preferences are particularly relevant in so-called matching markets, where participants not only choose their partners but also must be chosen by them. The authors have now studied the effects of such reciprocal preferences. The results are critical for understanding why certain matching markets do not perform satisfactorily.
Timm Opitz, Christoph Schwaiger
Reciprocal Preferences in Matching Markets
Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 23-06
Intellectual Property - Revised Framework for Compulsory Licensing of Patent / European Commission

In the context of the European Commission’s public consultation on “Compulsory Licensing of Patents in the EU”, the Institute has published a position statement. The authors around Reto M. Hilty welcome that the Commission wants to reinvigorate the public discourse on this important topic. However, according to the authors, the Commission’s reform proposal does not take things far enough.
Matthias Lamping, Pedro Henrique D. Batista, Juan I. Correa, Reto Hilty, Daria Kim, Peter R. Slowinski, Miriam Steinhart
Revisiting the Framework for Compulsory Licensing of Patents in the European Union
Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 23-06
The MIPLC Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
Founded in March 2003 by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Augsburg and the George Washington University Law School, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) is a unique institution in Europe that focuses on education and research in intellectual property and competition law. To celebrate this milestone, the MIPLC has launched a social media campaign highlighting the achievements of alumni, board members, and students over the years. Read more on the MIPLCs social media pages on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The application period for the MIPLC LL.M. Class of 2023/2024 is still open. The MIPLC has compiled detailed information on its website. Here, interested parties can find all details on prerequisites, time frame, costs, and support options such as scholarships or reduced tuition fees. In addition, there are checklists to guide students through the application process.