Joseph Straus#

Joseph Straus
Membership Number:2096
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2018 Chief Expert of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Overseas Expertise Introduction Center for Intellectual Property Discipline Innovation in the New Era of Science & Technology Revolution, Wuhan
  • 2015 - 2017 Visiting Professor of Law, Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing
  • 2011 - 2016 Chair IP Innovation Management, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria
  • 2009 Emeritus Director and Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (now Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
  • 2001 - 2019 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 Institute for Intellectual Property Center
  • 2001 - 2009 Director (2001-2003 Managing Director) of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, 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 Honorary Professor (Honorarprofessor), Faculty of Law, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
  • 1989 - 1998 Visiting Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • 1986 - Titular Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Ljubljana
  • 1977 - 2001 Senior Research Fellow and Head of Departement, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Patent-, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich
  • 1968 - 1977 Private practice

Fields of Scholarship
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • European and International Patent Law
  • Law of employees' inventions
  • International Protection of IPR and World Economic Order
  • Technology transfer
  • IP arbitration

Honours and Awards
  • 2003 Honorary Doctorates, University of Ljubljana, 2001, University of Kragujevac
  • 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 of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan
  • Honorary Professor, University of Xiamen
  • Member Academia Europaea (2001), Chair of Law Section (2009 - 2015)
  • 1995 Corresponding Member, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2010 - 2015 Vice President, European 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)
  • 2005 Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Großes Verdiendstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
  • 2006 Honorary Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Venice IP Award 2007 ("Premio Venezia per la Proprietà Intellettuale")
  • 2010 Order of Merits, Republic of Slovenia
  • 2011 Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia
  • 2013 Honorary Member, Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechts­schutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR)
  • 2017 Foreign Member („socio straniero“), Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome
  • 2017 Recognition for the Lifetime Achievements by the Federation of Slovenian Associations of Lawyers"
  • December 2018 Foreign Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ANUBIH), Sarajevo

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