Drexl_webProfessor Dr. Josef Drexl, LL.M. (UC Berkeley), Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition

Professor Drexl is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (since 2002), a Honorary Professor at the University of Munich and a member of the Bavarian Academy of Science. As the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Professor Drexl is responsible for an LL.M. program in IP with international outreach. He was the founding Chair of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA) from 2003 to 2013, and he is a Vice-President of the Association Internationale de Droit Economique (AIDE). He acted as a visiting professor at Oxford University, the Libera Università Internazionale per gli Studi Sociali (LUISS) Guido Carli in Rome, the New York University and the Université de Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. Professor Drexl is an expert in both competition law and intellectual property law. The competition law aspects of IP and international issues of both IP and competition law are among his major research interests.