Prof. Dr. Axel Metzger, LL.M. (Harvard) (HU Berlin) has been a founding director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin since 2017. Since 2014, he has been Professor of Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law, with an emphasis on commercial legal protection, on the Faculty of Law at the HU Berlin.
From 2008 to 2014, he held a professorship at Leibniz University Hannover and was a visiting professor in Basel, Shanghai and at the Bucerius Law School. He is the author of numerous contributions on intellectual property law and has repeatedly served as an expert in hearings of the German Bundestag, at various ministries and at EU institutions regarding proposed reforms in copyright and patent law. His research focuses on European and international intellectual property law as well as information technology law.
Founding Director Weizenbaum Institute (until 31 March 2019)
Principal Investigator (PI):
Research Group "Frameworks for Data Markets"
Research Group "Shifts in norm setting"
Aufbau des Open-Access-Journals JIPITEC: Journal of Intellectual Property, IT- and E-Commerce Law (DFG)
Intellectual Property in the Conflict of Laws: Erarbeitung eines Softlaw-Instruments (Förderung durch den Max-Planck-Innovationsfonds)
Einwerbung einer GRUR-Stiftungsprofessur für das Institut für Rechtsinformatik der Universität Hannover
Schlichtungsstelle der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik