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Timo Minssen

Timo Minssen

Associate Professor

  • 'Forskningsområdet', 'Center for Informations- og innovationsret'

Skt. Peders Stræde 19, Room 02-3-31

1453 1453 København K

    Short presentation

    Timo Minssen's research concentrates on IPRs, Pharmaceutical Law & Competition Law with a special focus on the pharma, life science & biotech sectors. His studies comprise a broad variety of legal issues that emerge 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 & speaker on a variety of topics and has published more than 30 articles in leading international journals. In 2012 he published a comprehensive study on the "Inventiveness of Biopharmaceutical Technology under European and US Patent Law", which was awarded with the Swedish King Oscar prize. At present he is collaborating with Oxford University Press on a book in pharmaceutical competition law.

    Main research area

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

    Fields of interest

    • Synthetic Biology & Nanotechnology
    • Law & Technology
    • EU Law
    • Medical & Health Law

     

    Research management

    1. 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 PhD student)
    2. Global genes, local concerns: Legal, ethical and scientific challenges in cross-national biobanking and translational exploitation (coPI, WP leader and member of the steering committee, 1 PhD student)
    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. User Generated Law: Re-constructing Law in the Knowledge Society (coPI, WP leader)
    5. 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)

    Internal and administrative tasks

    • Member of UCPH's summer school committee
    • Member of PhD committee (suppleant)

    External tasks

    • Member of the steering committee of the Danish Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

    Teaching

    Teaching

    Teaching in PhD -courses

    • Innovation and intellectual property rights in biotechnology- Course for PhD-students, industrial biotechnologists and faculty in biotech patenting and entrepreneurship - organized by the Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science and offered by the University of Copenhagen and Lund University as an collaborative effort.
    • Health Innovation - HealthZup - ideas for the future – new PhD course in innovation developed by the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCPH.  The course is based on the Stanford concept of "Biodesign - The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies”.
    • Information and Innovation law – Methodological Issues – organized by CIIR in cooperation with Professor Dan L. Burk, UC Irvine (visiting professor at CIIR in the spring of 2013).

    Supervision of PhD students

    • 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
    • Rasmus Borup - Combating counterfeit medicines in the EU and Denmark: The Falsified Medicines Directive and its' impact on stakeholders in the pharma sector.

    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. The Scope of Protection for Biotech-Patents after Monsanto v. Cefetra

      Timo Minssen (Speaker), 8 Nov 2011

      Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

    2. IPR's and Biobanks - Barriers for Translational Exploitation?

      Timo Minssen (Speaker), 5 Oct 2011

      Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

    3. Recent developments in U.S. and European Patent Law & Policy

      Timo Minssen (Organizer), 13 Sep 2011

      Activity: Participation in conference/workshop/course/seminarOrganisation of and participation in conference

    4. Pharmaceutical IPR and public health in an era of global challenges

      Timo Minssen (Speaker), 10 Aug 2011

      Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

    5. Obama-forslag truer Novo

      Timo Minssen (Participant), Morgenavisen, 16 Feb 2011

      Activity: Appearance in mass mediaParticipation in Interview for Printed Media

    6. Juridisk krig for milliarder

      Timo Minssen (Participant), Morgenavisen, 14 Feb 2011

      Activity: Appearance in mass mediaParticipation in Interview for Printed Media

    7. Eksplosion af jurister hos Novo

      Timo Minssen (Participant), Morgenavisen, 14 Feb 2011

      Activity: Appearance in mass mediaParticipation in Interview for Printed Media

    8. Studiecirkel på högsta nivå

      Timo Minssen (Participant), LUM Nr. 8 (2010), 3 Oct 2010

      Activity: Appearance in mass mediaParticipation in Interview for Printed Media

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