Prof. Dr. Reto Hilty, Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition
Study of mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich; 1st intermediate exam). Study of law at the University of Zurich, school of law; doctorate in Zurich (1989). Head of department and member of board of Directors at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Berne (1994–97). Postdoctoral lecture qualification in civil, intellectual property, competition and media law at the University of Zurich (2000). Full Professor of technology and information law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) Zurich (2000 and 2001). From 2002 Director and Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Managing Director 2005–06, 2011–12 and 2017-19) and full Professor (ad personam) at the University of Zurich. Honorary Professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, and a number of foreign Universities.