Joseph Straus#


Joseph Straus
Email:j.straus 'at' ip.mpg.de
Membership Number:2096
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:LAW
Username:jstraus
Elected:2001
Homepage: http://www.ip.mpg.de/ww/de/pub/organisation/institutsleitung/direktoren/prof__dr__dres__h_c__joseph_st.cfm





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 - Chair IP Innovation Management, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria
  • 2009 - Emeritus Director and Emeritus Scientifc Member of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • 2001 - present Marshall B. Coyne Visiting Professor of International and Comparative Law, George Washington University, Law School. Washington, D.C.
  • 2003 - 2009 Chair of the Managing Board of the Munich Institut for Intellectual Property Center
  • 2001 - 2009 Managing Director of the Max Planck Center, Competition and Tax Law, Munich
  • 2005 - Distinguished Visiting Professor University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • 2003 - Visiting Fellow of the Hoover Institution at the Stanford University.
  • 1990 - Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
  • between 1989 and 1998 Visiting Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • 1986 - Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Ljubljana
  • 1977 - Max-Planck-Institute, Munich
  • Private practise from 1968 to 1977

Fields of Scholarship
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • European and International Patent Law
  • law of Employee’s Inventions
  • international Protection of IPR and World Economic Order
  • technology transfer
  • IP arbitration

Honours and Awards

  • Hororary Doctorates, University of Ljubljana (2001), University of Kragujevac (2003)
  • Honorary Director of the Intellectual Property Institute of the Tongji University, Shanghai
  • Honorary Professor Tongji University, Shanghai
  • Honorary Professor Huazhong University for Science and Technology, Wuhan
  • Honorary Director of the Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property, Huazhong University, Wuhan
  • Honorary Professor, University of Xiamen
  • Member Academia Europaea, Chair of Law Section
  • Corresponding Member,Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Vice President, Europen Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Katz-Kiley Fellow 1999 of the University of Houston Law Center
  • Science Award 2000, upon proposal of the Max-Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, of the Foundation for the German Science (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft)
  • Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2005
  • Honorary Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), 2006
  • Venice IP Award 2007 ("Premio Venezia per la Proprietà Intellettuale")
  • Order of Merits, Republic of Slovenia 2010
  • Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia, 2011


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