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On June 14, the “Conference on Patent Quality” will take place as part of the IPQC at 1 p.m. in Stegen am Ammersee, where Professor Ann will also give a speech. Here, the very practice-relevant topic of patent quality will be examined by both practitioners and scientists and the quality output of the EPO will be critically scrutinized. Participation is possible both in person and digitally. Further information can be found here.


On 18.01.2024, Dr. Mathias Fromberger was given his farewell after more than 12 years with the Chair. The entire Chair wishes him all the best in his future work as a lawyer in his own law firm, pikepartners.





The Chair of Business Law and Intellectual Property Law will be hosting a moderated business etiquette dinner at the "Bayerischer Hof" in Munich on January 24th, 2024 following the “How to behave at work” seminar. Students are taught modern manners and table etiquette by a professional coach. Applications must be submitted by January 7th, 2024 - the number of places is limited. Further information about the event and how to apply can be found here.


In a national campaign week, the Association of German Patent Information Centers (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Patentinformationszentren e.V. - PIZnet) is offering free advice on dealing with industrial property rights. From  18 to 24 September 2023, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and founding teams will learn how they can use patents, utility models, trademarks, designs and copyrights economically for themselves. The orientation consultations (no legal advice) will occur at 16 German  patent information centers. The concept of the action week was developed by the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) together with PIZnet and has already taken place in the past six years with great resonance. You can find more information here.


On 23 June 2023, the Munich International Patent Law Conference 2023 took place as a hybrid event. More than 100 participants from 25 countries attended - either online or on site at the Groundlift Studios at the Ammersee. The conference is organized by the Chair of Business Law and Intellectual Property of Professor Dr. Christoph Ann, LL.M. and by the Friends of IP at TUM with the kind support of the European Patent Academy of the EPO, the TUM School of Management, the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice and the Munich Regional Court I. A summary can be found here.


On 24 May 2023, Professor Dr. Christoph Ann, LL.M. participated at UQ Business School Brisbane City as a keynote speaker on "Patents in a health crisis: innovation and international trade law" at the KC2U workshop "Towards an increased understanding of the innovation ecosystem in Australia" (IP Australia, The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology).




On 8 May 2023, Professor Dr. Christoph Ann, LL.M. gave a speech as part of the European Union Week on the remarkable legacy of Robert Schuman and his important role in creating a Europe based on freedom and prosperity. Read the summary here.


From summer 2023, the Chair will offer project studies together with Lufthansa Aviation Training Germany GmbH on the legal assessment of the collection and use of data from Lufthansa’s Flight Simulator fleet. To apply, please send an email to You can find more detailed information here.


On 1 February 2022, the Bavarian Council of Ministers appointed Professor Ann as a member of the Ethics Council of the Bavarian State Government. The Bavarian Ethics Council advises the Prime Minister and the entire state government on issues concerning the future of our society. It has existed since 2020, has 18 members with equal gender representation, and works independently and on an honorary basis.


Happy to start the new year 2022 with something homemade: my patent law treatise’s 8th ed: 3ys of work, 1,100 pp, 1,488 gr on German and European Patent Law.

Thanks to publisher C. H. Beck and to Prof. Lena Maute, who took over two important chapters of the book’s 44 paragraphs.