Director of centre, professor
Karen Blixen Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 6B.3.09A
Timo Minssen is Professor of Law specializing in legal aspects of biomedical innovation at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH). He is the Managing Director and Founder of UCPH's new Center for Advanced Studies and the Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL). As part-time Senior Advisor, he also specialises in supporting research infrastructures and their business partners in legal & governance matters.
Previously, Timo had been Professor of Biotechnology Law at UCPH's Centre for Information & Innovation Law (CIIR), Visiting Research Fellow at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford (UK), Harvard Law School and at the Chicago-Kent College of Law (US), as well as Max Planck stipendiate at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition in Munich (Germany). Moreover, he was trained in the German Court system (Referendariat) and worked for shorter periods at the European Patent Office (EPO), leading law firms, tech start-ups and and for an interdisciplinary epigenetics project as a fellow of the Swedish Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies..
Timo holds a German law degree (Staatsexamen) from Georg-August-University in Göttingen, as well as Swedish biotech & IPR related LL.M., LL.Lic., and LL.D. degrees from Lund University and Uppsala University. His PhD thesis delivered a comprehensive study on the patentability of biopharmaceutical technology in the US & Europe, which received the Swedish King Oscar award. He has also received the Awapatent and Jorcks Foundation Research Prizes and was a finalist of the Swedish Wallenberg Academy Fellows program.
Education & Visiting Scholarships
|2016||Visiting Research Fellow, University of Cambridge (UK).|
|2014||Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oxford (UK).|
|2013-14||Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School (US).|
|2012||LL.D. - Doctor of Laws (Swedish "juris doktor"), Lund University, Sweden.|
|2007||Visiting Scholar with course responsibility, Chicago-Kent College of Law, USA.|
|2005-07||Max Planck Stipendiate, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property-, Competition-, and Tax Law, Munich, Germany.|
|2005||LL.Lic. - Licentiate of Laws, Studies in Molecular Biology & Russian, Lund University, Sweden.|
|2003||M.I.C.L. - Master of International and Comparative Law, Uppsala University, Sweden.|
|2002-03||Ref. iur. - "Referendariat", Department of Public Prosecution & District Court, Lübeck, Germany.|
|2002||LL.M. - Master of European Affairs & Suffolk University (US) Summer School, Lund University, Sweden.|
|2001||Juristisches "Staatsexamen" & Dipl. Jur., University of Göttingen, Germany.|
|2018-||Professor of Law, Director of CeBIL, UCPH, Denmark.|
|2016-17||Professor of Biotechnology Law, UCPH, Denmark.|
|2013-16||Assoc. Professor of Intellectual Property & Innovation Law, UCPH, Denmark.|
|2009-13||Ass. Professor in Intellectual Property Law, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark.|
|2009||Research fellow, Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (Epigenetics group), Lund University, Sweden.|
Adjunct lecturer in EU-, Competition-, Market- & Intellectual Property Law, Lund University & Växjö University (now Linné University), Sweden.
|2007||Guest-Professor and course director, Chicago-Kent College of Law, USA.|
PhD stipendiate in Civil Law, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden.
|2002-03||Rechtsreferendar, State of Schleswig Holstein, Germany.|
Part-time employment, internships etc.
Legal counsel in the life science sector, Magle AB, Sweden.
|2007||European Patent Office, Munich, Germany.|
|2002||Counsel, camPoint AG, Wiesbaden, Germany.|
|2001||Mannheimer Swartling, Berlin, Germany.|
|2000||Satorius AG, Göttingen, Germany.|
|1999||Lagerlöf & Leman (now Linklaters), Stockholm, Sweden.|
|1998||Landahl & Wistrand (now Wistrand), Gothenburg, Sweden.|
|1997||Müller, Loebell & Ludewig, Jever, Germany.|
|1996||District Court (Jever) & Department for Agriculture (Göttingen), Germany.|
Knowledge of languages
- German (native)
- English (full professional skills)
- Swedish (full professional skills)
- Danish (limited professional skills)
- Norwegian (limited skills)
- Russian (basic)
- French (most basic EU certificate)
- Advanced Latin Proficiency Certificate ("Grosses Latinum")