Curriculum vitae Prof. Dr. jur. Christoph Ann, LL.M.

Present Position

Full Professor of Law   Munich Technical University, Chair for Corporate & IP Law   
Managing Board Member   Munich Intellectual Property Law Center -  


1994-1998   Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Faculty of Law, FRG Habilitation
1989-92   OLG (Ct. of Appeals) Nürnberg, FRG Bar Examination
1988 -90   Universität Bayreuth, Faculty of Law, FRG Dr. iur. (Ph.D./S.J.D.)
1987-88   Duke University, School of Law Master of Laws (LL.M.)
1983-87   FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Faculty of Law, FRG Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
1972-81   Emil-von-Behring Gymnasium, Spardorf, FRG Abitur (A-Levels)





2018       Visiting Scholar, Mostert Chair Intellectual Property at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa     
2017     Visiting Professor, University of Queensland, T.C. Beirne School of Law, Brisbane, Australia      
2017-2019     Distinguished Guest Professor (Global), Keio University, Graduate School of Law, Tokyo, Japan      
2017-date   Member of presidency of the VPP (Association of Intellectual Property Professionals)    
2015       Visiting Professor, University of Cape Town, Center of Mercantile Law, IP Group, Cape Town, South Africa      
2015-date   Adjunct Professor at George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.      


  Adjunct Professor at LaTrobe University, School of Law, Melbourne, Australia  

2013 & 2015

  Faculty Member, GWU Summer IP Law Program Munich 2013  
2013   Visiting Professor, University of Washington Law School, Center for Advanced Studies and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP), Seattle (USA)  
2013-date   Board Member, Licensing Executive Society (LES) Germany  
2012-date   Member of Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA)  
2011-date   Member of Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut)  
2011-date   Appointed Chairman of the Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce Standing Merchants’ Arbitral Tribunal  
2010-date   Member of German Arbitration Institution (DIS)  
2008-date   Member of the Bavarian American Academy (BAA)  
2008   Neutral at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center  
2007-date   Visiting Professor, La Trobe University School of Law and Management, Melbourne (Australia)  
2005-date   Board Member, German Association of Patent Engineers and Patent Attorneys (VPP)  
2005   Visiting Professor, Duke University School of Law, Durham (USA)  
2004/05   Visiting Professor, Andrássy University, Budapest (Hungary)  
2004-date   Managing Board Member, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC)  
2003-date   Professor of Corporate and Intellectual Property Law, TUM School of Management, Technische Universität München  
2002-2005   Academic Member, France-Center, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg/Br.  
2002-2008   Visiting Professor, Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg (USA)  
2002-2005   Professeur Invité, Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes der Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg (D.E.S.S. “Etudes Germaniques")  
2001-2003   Judge at Mannheim District Court (Landgericht Mannheim) IP-Infringement Panel  
2001/02   Professeur Adjoint, Université Robert Schuman, Faculté de Droit, Strasbourg (MAGISTERE "Juriste d'Affaires Franco-Allemands")  
2000 - 2003   Professor of Civil and Intellectual Property Law, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg/Br., Faculty of Law  
Aug. 1999   Visiting Associate Professor, Univ. of Oregon, Law School, Eugene (USA)  
1994-2000   Assistant Professor (wiss. Ass.), Faculty of Law, Universität Tübingen  
1993-2000   Attorney at Law and Founding Partner w/ ANN, FAIGLE, KITTEL, Erlangen  
1992   Attorney at Law (Associate) w/ NOERR LLP, Munich  
1988-91   Research Associate w/ Profs. Dres. Heinrich Hubmann and Rainer Hausmann, FAU  
1984-87   Radio Host with stations Radio Neue Welle Franken and Radio Charivari Nuremberg  
1981-82   National Service, German Air Force  


2010-2011   Recipient of Kompetenzzentrum Mittelstand (KME) grant for research on „Strategies for Defending SMEs Against IP-Piracy – Trade Secret Protection vs. Patent Protection”  
Nov. 2008   Recipient of Best Teaching Award 2008, Technische Universität München, School of Management (evaluation based)  
2008-2010    Recipient of German Federal Government (BMBF) grant for research on product piracy (ProAuthent)  
2007-2008    Recipient of DFG (German National Research Fund) grant for research project „Defensive Publishing“  
2006-2009   Recipient of German Federal Government (BMBF) grant for research on integration of products and services (HyPriCo)  
Nov. 2006   Recipient of Best Teaching Award 2006, Technische Universität München, School of Management (evaluation based)  
March 2000   Recipient of DFG publication grant   
Sept. 1995   recipient of DFG (German National Research Fund) funding of lecture series at St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation  
1989-90   Recipient of Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation full doctorate scholarship  
April 1989   Recipient of German-Academic-Exchange-Service research grant for independent research at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Section of Legal Sciences, Jena, East-Germany, being one of the first West-German scholars in residence at an East-German institution of higher legal education  
1987-88   Recipient of full Rotary Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Studies at Duke University School of Law  



Born on June 12, 1962, in Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Married, 3 children





Modern languages


German, English, French: proficient,

Italian: intermediate