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Timo Minssen

Timo Minssen

Professor

  • Centre for Information and Innovation Law

    Skt. Peders Stræde 19, 1453 København K, Studiegården, 3. sal, Building: 02-3-31

    Mobile: +46 70 86 07 517Fax: +45 35 32 32 04

Timo Minssen's research concentrates on Intellectual Property-, Competition & Regulatory Law with a special focus on (emerging) technologies in the pharma, life science & biotech sectors. His studies comprise a broad variety of legal issues that become relevant during the lifecycle of related products and processes -  from the regulation of research and incentives for innovation to technology transfer and commercialization. Timo is a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics with many invited presentations at international IP expert symposia, major law firms, the Universities of Oxford & Cambridge, Harvard Law School, MIT, and at the European Medicines Agency etc.. He has written 2 books and published 50+ articles and book chapters in leading international publications, such as Nature Biotech, PLoS-Computational Biology, Biotech. J., BLR, Person.Med., IIC, EIPR, ECLR, JIPLP, GRUR Int., Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop., IPQ, QMJIP, ERT, NIR & EUConst.LR. He is also a regular contributor on Harvard Law School's "Bill of Health" blog and co-heads the Copenhagen Biotech & Pharma Forum (CBPF).

Main research area

  • Pharmaceutical-, Life Science- & Biotech Law
  • Comparative European & US Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property Law & Open Innovation
  • EU Competition- & US Antitrust Law

Fields of interest

  • Synthetic Biology & Nanotechnology
  • Law & (Emerging) Technologies
  • EU Law
  • Medical & Health Law
  • E-Health & Big Data

Appointments

Research management

  1. Global genes, local concerns: Legal, ethical and scientific challenges in cross-national biobanking and translational exploitation (Principal Investigator, WP leader and member of the steering committee, 1 PhD student)
  2. CoNEXT - Fertilizing the ground and harvesting the full potential of the new neutron and X-ray research infrastructures (e.g. ESS & MAX IV) close to UCPH (coPI, WP leader and member of the steering committee, 1 PostDoc)
  3. BioSYNergy: Synthetic Biology - towards a Bio-Based Society (coPI, WP leader and member of the steering committee, 1 PhD student and post Doc)
  4. AdManI: Additive Manufacturing and Innovation: Technical, Economic, Legal, and Policy Related Aspects of Rising Technologies (International Research Partner)
  5. User Generated Law: Re-constructing Law in the Knowledge Society (coPI, WP leader)
  6. Co-supervisor for a PhD thesis and collaborator in a interdisciplinary research project on "Counterfeit Medicines" (in co-operation with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences)

PhD students

Supervisor:

  • Jakob Blak Wested - IPRs and Open Innovation in Synthetic Biology
  • Olga Kokoulina - Patents and standard setting. A comparative study of patent abuse in standard setting within the U.S. and European ICT industry

Co-supervisor:

  • Rasmus Borup - Combating counterfeit medicines in the EU and Denmark: The Falsified Medicines Directive and its' impact on stakeholders in the pharma sector.
  • Vadym Semenov -SSO policy, FRAND and right for injunction: balance between public and private interests.

PostDocs related to research projects

  • Ana Nordberg (BioSYNergy: Synthetic Biology - towards a Bio-Based Society)
  • Torsten Bjørn Larsen (CoNEXT - Fertilizing the ground and harvesting the full potential of the new neutron and X-ray research infrastructures)

Editorial work & peer review

  • IIC- International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • The Lancet
  • QMJIP- Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property

Teaching

Teaching in PhD -courses

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Patents and Technological Progress in a Globalized World-Liber Amicorum Joseph Straus: A review

    Minssen, T. 2012 In : The IP Law Book Review. 2, 2, p. 83 - 102 20 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewLiterature review

  2. Published

    Refusal to Supply in the EU Pharmaceutical Sector under the Rule of Reason

    Nguyen, T. T., Groussot, X. & Minssen, T. 2011 National Developments in the Intersection of IPR and Competition Law: from Maglite to Pirate Bay. Lidgard, H. H. (ed.). Oxford / Portland: Hart Publishing Pty Ltd, Vol. 3, Ch. 13, p. 283-306 23 p. (Swedish Studies in European Law - No. 3).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  3. Published

    A Sequel to "US Patent Eligibility in the wake of Bilski v. Kappos": "Business as Usual in an Age of New Technologies?"

    Minssen, T. & Schwartz, R. 2011 In : Biotechnology Law Report. 30, 1, p. 57 - 58 2 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewReview

  4. Published

    US Patent Eligibility in the Wake of Bilski v. Kappos: Business as Usual in an Age of New Technologies?

    Minssen, T. & Schwartz, R. 2011 In : Biotechnology Law Report. 30, 1, p. 3 - 56 54 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Meanwhile On the Other Side of The Pond: Why a biopharmaceutical invention that was "obvious to try", still might not be obvious - Part I

    Minssen, T. 2010 In : Chicago Kent Journal of Intellectual Property Law. 9, p. 60-131 71 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewReview

  6. Published

    Restoring the balance: The Patentability of DNA-related Technology in the US and Europe

    Minssen, T. Mar 2009 Speech- AWAPATENT.

    Publication: ResearchInternet publication

  7. Published

    The Rule of Reason under Article 82 EC after Sot Lelos Kai Sia

    Minssen, T., Nguyen, T. T. & Groussot, X. Jun 2009

    Publication: ResearchWorking paper

  8. Published
  9. Published
  10. Published

    Es bleibet dabei: Eine schwedische Stellungnahme zur europäischen Debatte über den absoluten Erzeugnisschutz bei der DNA-Patentierung – Teil 2

    Minssen, T. 2008 In : Klinische Forschung und Recht. 3, 4, p. 105 - 120 17 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  11. Published

    Es bleibet dabei: Eine schwedische Stellungnahme zur europäischen Debatte über den absoluten Erzeugnisschutz bei der DNA-Patentierung – Teil 1

    Minssen, T. 2008 In : Klinische Forschung und Recht. 3, 3, p. 93 - 97 5 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  12. Published

    Zur Zulässigkeit von Feststellungsklagen im US Lizensrecht nach den Entscheidungen in MedImmune und SanDisk

    Minssen, T. & Schindler, G. 2008 In : Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht. Internationaler Teil. 57, 3, p. 192 - 200 20 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  13. Published

    The US examination of nonobviousness after KSR v. Teleflex with special emphasis on DNA Related Inventions

    Minssen, T. 2008 In : IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. 39, 8, p. 886 - 916 30 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  14. Published

    Obesvarade frågor rörande patent på datorrelaterade uppfinningar och affärsmetoder?: Reflektioner kring Alain Pompidous brev till Lord Justice Jacob

    Minssen, T. & Gozzo, G. 2007 In : NIR : Nordiskt immateriellt rättsskydd. 76, 3, p. 220 - 245 26 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  15. Published

    Res Judicata i EG-domstolens rättspraxis: En avvägning mellan rättssäkerhet och lagenlighet

    Minssen, T. & Groussot, X. 2007 In : Europarättslig tidskrift. 10, 3, p. 535 - 567 32 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  16. Published

    Res Judicata in the ECJ Case Law: Balancing Legal Certainty with Legality?

    Minssen, T. & Groussot, X. 2007 In : European Constitutional Law Review. 3, 3, p. 385 - 417 32 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  17. Published

Selected activities

  1. Participant:

    Obama-forslag truer Novo

    Morgenavisen,
    16 Feb 2011
  2. Participant:

    Juridisk krig for milliarder

    Morgenavisen,
    14 Feb 2011
  3. Participant:

    Eksplosion af jurister hos Novo

    Morgenavisen,
    14 Feb 2011
  4. Participant:

    Studiecirkel på högsta nivå

    LUM Nr. 8 (2010),
    3 Oct 2010

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