Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich)

Josef Drexl

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich)

Josef Drexl, LLM, is director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich. He graduated from the University of Munich in 1996 and holds a Ph.D. degree (1990) and a habilitation degree of the same University, in addition to an LL.M. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Josef Drexl worked as a law professor at the Universities of Würzburg and Munich from 1997 to 2006. In 2003, Professor Drexl was elected the first chair of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA). He acted as a visiting professor at Oxford University, the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome and at the New York University Law School. Josef Drexl is an expert in international and European competition law, intellectual property law, consumer law and WTO law.

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Josef Drexl - New frontiers of antitrust 2015
Josef Drexl 15 June 2015 Paris


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James Killick, Jorge Padilla, Josef Drexl Standard setting organizations and processes: Challenges and opportunities for competition and innovation (New Frontiers of Antitrust, 15 June 2015, Paris)


In this roundtable, speakers discuss the challenges and opportunities that the standard setting organizations and processes represent for competition and innovation. First, Josef Drexl’s introductory remarks focus on defining the scope of the roundtable. In the second contribution, Jorge (...)



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