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Dr. jur. Agnieszka Kupzok

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Dr. jur. Agnieszka Kupzok

Consultant

Dr. jur. Agnieszka Kupzok, LLM. IP is an expert in law and economics in the field of intellectual property, with over 5 years’ experience in international projects focusing on intellectual property policy.  Having worked at the European Patent Office and the European Parliament, Agnieszka has experience in international patent policy, public relations, project management and European policy making. With training in economics, law, and public relations, Agnieszka uses interdisciplinary approaches in IP policy development and implementation.

Agnieszka has been awarded several scholarships, most notably the 3-year grant for doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and the invitation of the Japanese Government for a research stay in Tokyo.

 



Relevant experience

  • Providing policy advice on IP laws and policies in several European countries.
  • Defining and carrying out public relations’ strategies relating to patent policy.
  • Designing innovation landscapes.
  • Drafting and negotiating bilateral cooperation agreements.
  • Leading an academic project to establish the first interdisciplinary exchange across law and economics divide at a leading French university.
 

Career and qualifications

Legal and Governance Qualifications
  • PhD in Law (Dr.jur.), Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, obtained following completion of the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS-CI) at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Innovation and Competition
  • Master of Laws in Intellectual Property (LL.M. IP), Munich Intellectual Property Law Center and Augsburg University
  • Master in European Politics and Policies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Politics (Honours) and International Economics, The American University of Paris, Paris, France
 

Awards and citations

Scholarships and awards
  • Research stay at the Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, Japan. Fully funded by the Japanese Patent Office, 2010
  • International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS-CI), Full 3-year PhD Scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
  • Scholarship at the Hertie Foundation for studies at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center Program (LL.M. IP) 2005-2006
  • Diplôme d'honneur at the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) conference 2005-2006
  • Scholarship to attend the American University of Paris, 2000-2004
 

Publications

Monograph
  • Kupzok, Agnieszka, Enforcement of patents on geographically divisible inventions: an inquiry into the standard of substantive patent law infringement in cross-border constellations, Peter Lang, 2015.
  • Kupzok, Agnieszka, Enforcement of patents on the Internet – challenges, trends, and approaches, Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, Japan, 10 IIP No. 00011208 (2011), Industrial Property Research Promotion Project FY2010.
Articles
  • Kupzok, Agnieszka, ‘Human Rights in the Jurisprudence of the European Patent Office’in Geiger, Christophe (Ed.), Human Rights and Intellectual Property: From Concepts to Practice, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
  • Kupzok, Agnieszka, ‘Law and Economics of the unitary patent protection in the European Union - the rebels'viewpoint’EIPR 2014, 418
  • Kupzok A., Pénin J. (2013), ‘Les enjeux économiques du brevet unitaire européen’Bulletin de l’OPEE, http://opee.unistra.fr/spip.php?article292  (Translated into Chinese in Journal of Science, Technology and Law, 2014, 838-847)
  • Kupzok, Agnieszka, ‚Patente für computerimplementierte Erfindungen – Herausforderungen bei der Durchsetzung’in Taeger, Jürgen, (Hrsg.), Die Welt im Netz - Folgen für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft; Tagungsband Herbstakademie, Edewecht, 2011
  • Kupzok, A., Sturny-Luder, M., Surblyte, G., ‘Foundations and Limitations of an Economic Approach to Competition Law’ –Conference of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, March 2009, International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 210-220 (2010)
Book reviews
  • Kupzok, Agnieszka, Buchbesprechung von Kulhavy, Sava, ‚Erfindungs- und Patentlehre.  Methodik der Behandlung von Erfindungen und Patenten’GRUR Int. Heft 5/2011, 464
  • Kupzok, Agnieszka, Buchbesprechung  Govaere, Inge/ Ullrich, Hanns (Eds.): ‚Geistiges Eigentum, Marktmacht und das öffentliche Interesse – Intellectual Property, Market Power, and the Public Interest’GRUR Int Heft 6/2010, 542
Lectures
  • Guest Lecturer 2014 CEIPI, Strasbourg, France, ‘Law and Economics of Trade Secrets’ – MIPLM (Professional Masters Curriculum)
  • Guest Lecturer 2013 CEIPI, Strasbourg, France
    • WIPO/CEIPI/INPI Course: Module on ‘Economic Perspectives on Geographical Indications of Origin’
    • MIPLM (Professional Masters Curriculum): Module on ‘Law and Economics of Trade Secrets’
  • Adjunct Professor 2013 the American University of Paris, France, ‘International Law and IP’ – Law Practicum
  • Invited Lecturer 2012 ELSA Lithuania Summer School, Vilnius, Lithuania. ‘European Patent Law’ and ‘Enforcement of Patents in a Digital Environment – Highlights’
  • Expert Invited Lecturer 2012, Institute for Information and Business Law (Prof. Dreier) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, ‘Patentability of computer-implemented inventions in Europe’
  • Guest Lecturer 2009 International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation, Munich, Germany, ‘Introduction to Intellectual Property Law’.
Panels and Presentations
  • XII Conference of the Alumni Association of Magister Lucentinus, Guest Speaker, ‘Law and Economics of the unitary patent system in Europe’ Barcelona, Spain, October 2014
  • 8th WIPO Advanced IP Research Forum, ‘The Role of Institutions in Improving Patent Valuation’Geneva, Switzerland, May 2014
  • EIPIN Conference, Panellist, ‘Unitary Patent’Alicante, Spain, January 2014
  • European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Conference, ‘Law and Economics of the unitary patent protection in the European Union - the rebels' viewpoint’ (peer reviewed)Paris, France, September 2013
  • Summer School on ‘Economics and Strategic Management of Intellectual Property’Bologna, Italy, June 2013. Selected participant and presenter
  • XI Conference of the Alumni Association of Magister Lucentinus, Guest Speaker, ‘Law and Economics of Geographical Indications of Origin’Parma, Italy, March 2013
  • German Foundation for Law and Informatics (DSRI) Annual Conference, ‘Patents on computer-implemented inventions’Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany, September 2011
  • Young Researchers’ Workshop on Academic Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer, ‘Technology Transfer in Europe – between East and West’Calcutta, India, November 2010
  • Institute of Intellectual Property, ‘Enforcement of patents on the Internet – challenges, trends, and approaches’Tokyo, Japan, November 2010