Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner, University of Bonn (DE)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner, University of Bonn (DE)

Speaker in Panel Session II – Patent Infringers without borders – current issues in contributory infringement

Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 14.00 to 15.30

Leistner

Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner, LL.M. (Cambridge), University of Bonn, studied law in Berlin, Brussels and Cambridge. Ph.D.-studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law Munich; Dr. iur. (s.c.l.), Munich University 1999. Master of Law, Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge 2004. Habilitation (Post-doc thesis), Munich University 2006.

Matthias Leistner was Head of the Commonwealth Unit at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich. At present he is Professor of Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law and Director of the Institute for Commercial and Economic Law, University of Bonn. Moreover, he is a Member of the Faculty of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), and has been a guest professor for European Intellectual Property Law at the University of Xiamen, China, and at the Tongji University, Shanghai.

His specialties are intellectual property law (in particular copyright and patents), unfair competition law and internet law. He has published seven books and numerous articles in these fields and has been consulted on IP matters by various government departments and non-governmental organisations as well as international institutions. He was co-editor of the bi-lingual Zeitschrift für Geistiges Eigentum/Intellectual Property Journal (ZGE/IPJ), and is co-editor of a commentary on German unfair competition law (Grosskommentar UWG, Berlin 2013), and the standard commentary on German copyright law (Schricker/Loewenheim, Urheberrecht, as from the 5th edition which is in print).