Munich Summer Program Faculty

Professor Bob Brauneis (Copyright and the Changing Role of the Copy)

Robert Brauneis is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Program at the George Washington University Law School. After earning his Juris Doctor magna cum laude at Harvard Law School, he served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (now Justice Breyer), and to Justice David H. Souter. He has also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the city of Chicago.

Professor Brauneis’ teaching and scholarly interests include copyright, trademark, property, and constitutional law. He is the co-author of a leading casebook on copyright law, and of numerous articles on copyright, trademark, and constitutional law. He is a member of the Managing Board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center and a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA, and has served as President of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court. In 2013-2014, he served as the inaugural Abraham L. Kaminstein Scholar in Residence at the United States Copyright Office.

Professor Dan L. Burk (Comparative Patent Eligibility)

Professor Dan Burk is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, where he teaches courses in patent, copyright, and biotechnology law. An internationally prominent authority on issues of intellectual property, he is the author of numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on scientific misconduct, on the regulation of biotechnology, and on the intellectual property implications of global computer networks. Professor Burk holds a B.S. in Microbiology (1985) from Brigham Young University, an M.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (1987) from Northwestern University, a J.D. (1990) from Arizona State University, and a J.S.M. (1994) from Stanford University. He has previously taught at the University of Minnesota, Seton Hall University, George Mason University, Cardozo Law School, University of Toronto, the University of California, Berkeley, the Ohio State University Programme at Oxford, and at the Program for Management in the Network Economy at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza, Italy.

Professor Mikolaj Rogowski (Information Privacy Law)

Professor Mikolaj Rogowski is a Privacy Attorney with Intel Deutshcland GmbH where he contributes to the GDPR compliance program’s execution and training.  He is primarily responsible for data solution and data protection. He is a professor of law at MIPLC teaching, tutoring, and mentoring students in the LLM program. He is also a PhD researcher at the Chair of the Intellectual Property Law at Jagiellonian University where he received a Masters of Law in 2010. Professor Rogowski also received an LLM from MIPLC in IP and Competitive Law in 2015.

Professor Marketa Trimble (Internet Law)

Marketa Trimble is the Samuel Lionel Intellectual Property Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In her research she focuses on intellectual property and issues at the intersection of intellectual property and private international law/conflict of laws; this focus leads her to the investigation of various internet law problems. She has authored numerous works on these problems, including the first comprehensive study ever published (2012) on the legal implications of the evasion of geolocation. She is also the author of the book “Global Patents: Limits of Transnational Enforcement” (Oxford 2012) and the co-author of the casebook “International Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials” (Foundation Press 3d ed. 2012, 4th ed. 2016).

Information on additional professor(s) will be published in the near future.  Check back for details.