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Summer School on Intellectual Property 2015

 

University of Bonn - Summer School on Intellectual Property
Bonn, July 20 to July 31, 2015


Hauptgebäude

 

The University of Bonn invites graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study or discipline to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn. 

The Summer School on Intellectual Property will take place from July 20 to July 31, 2015.  

The program offers:

  • classes that cover the main areas of Intellectual Property
  • guest lectures on selected Intellectual Property issues 
  • excursions to innovative institutions and companies 


The program is conducted in English. 

The classes and guest lectures will take place in the main building of the University of Bonn. 
 

Objective:

 

The Summer School introduces students to the main areas of Intellectual Property and examines important Intellectual Property issues. The students will be able to discuss Intellectual Property issues with professionals from Intellectual Property organizations, innovative companies, research facilities, law offices, and the University of Bonn.  

The Summer School aims to provide graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals with insight into the field of Intellectual Property and an appreciation of the significant role of Intellectual Property in furthering the economic and technological development, and particularly in promoting innovation.  
 

Program:

 

Classes

The classes cover the main areas of Intellectual Property. 

They encompass eight modules:

  • Module 1 Introduction to IP
  • Module 2 Patents & Trade Secrets
  • Module 3 IP Management
  • Module 4 Copyright
  • Module 5 Trademarks
  • Module 6 Industrial Designs
  • Module 7 Unfair Competition
  • Module 8 IP & Contracts

 

Guest lectures 

In addition to the classes, the program offers guest lectures on selected Intellectual Property issues.

 

Excursions 

Furthermore, the program includes excursions to innovative institutions and companies:

 

 

Instructors and guest lecturers

The instructors and guest lecturers are intellectual property experts from Intellectual Property organizations, innovative companies, research facilities, law offices, and the University of Bonn: 

Ms. Martina Bachl
University of Bonn
www3.uni-bonn.de/einrichtungen/international-office/abt.6.4

Dr. Johannes Graf Ballestrem, LL.M.
Osborne Clarke
www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/ballestemjohannes/?lang=en

Mr. Christoph Bobzien
Lippert, Stachow & Partner
www.pateam.de/de/team/anwaelte/25-hand-chistoph-bobzien.html

Mr. Giovanni Casucci
China IPR SME Helpdesk
www.china-iprhelpdesk.eu / www.asean-iprhelpdesk.eu

Dr. Rüdiger Drope
Lippert, Stachow & Partner
www.pateam.de/de/team/anwaelte/35-ruediger-drope.html

Dr. Ute Gerhards
German Aerospace Center
www.dlr.de/tm/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-2984/

Mr. Bruno M. Glombitza
Law Office Greyhills
www.greyhills.eu/cms/pages/en/lawyers/our-lawyers/bruno-m.-glombitza.php

Ms. Karina Grisse, LL.M.
University of Bonn
www.jura.uni-bonn.de/index.php?id=2515

Dr. Verena Hoene, LL.M. 
Law Office Heuking, Kühn, Lüer, Wojtek
www.heuking.de/anwaelte/profil/hoene-llm.html

Dr. Tim Kraft
Head of Business & Legal Affairs,SUPER RTL/RTL DISNEY Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG
www.superrtl.de

Dr. Hans Wilhelm Meyers 
Law Office von Kreisler, Selting, Werner
www.dompatent.de/anwaelte/patentanwaelte/dr-hans-wilhelm-meyers.html

Mr. Axel Mittelstaedt 
Law Office Liesegang, Aymans, Decker, Mittelstaedt & Partner
www.ladm.com/partner_detail.asp?partnerID=2

Mr. Jérôme Peeters
Lippert, Stachow & Partner
www.pateam.de/de/team/anwaelte/231-jerome-pierre-peeters.html

Prof. Dr. Roland Roesch
IRENA - International Renewable Energy Agency, Innovation and Technology Center
www.irena.org 

Dr. Beate Rücker
Federal Office of Plant Varieties
www.bundessortenamt.de/internet30/index.php?id=3&L=1

Dr. Andrea Schmoll
Osborne Clarke
http://www.osborneclarke.com/lawyers/schmoll-andrea/?lang=de

Dr. Jürgen M. Schneider
QIAGEN Hamburg GmbH
www.qiagen.com 

Ms. Sandra Scholl 
University of Bonn
www3.uni-bonn.de/einrichtungen/international-office/abt.6.4

Dr. Dirk Schulz
Law Office Michalski · Hüttermann & Partner
www.mhpatent.de/html/1index_e.html

Dr. Jörg Thomaier
Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
www.bayer.de

Mr. Johannes Triest
European Patent Office
http://www.epo.org/

Mr. Björn Ulmer
Deutsche Post DHL Research and Innovation GmbH
www.dpdhl.com/en.html

Dr. Birgid Wichmann
LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
www.lanxess.de/de/corporate/home/

 

Eligibility Requirements:

 

In order to be eligible to register for the Summer School, you must fulfill the requirements given below:

  • You are a graduate or postgraduate student or a young professional from any field of study or discipline (participation in the Summer School is not limited to law students or legal professionals).
  • You are proficient in English (prior knowledge of German is not a prerequisite).

 

Application / Registration:


Applicants who wish to participate in the Summer School must apply by March 20, 2015. Selected participants will be notified within one week after the registration deadline. 

Applicants should send us the following documents:

  • signed application form
  • résumé / curriculum vitae (written in English)
  • letter of motivation that illustrates why you wish to participate in the Summer School and what you hope to gain from your participation (written in English)

Please send the documents 

  • via email to: IPsummerschool@uni-bonn.de or
  • via mail to: University of Bonn, International Office, Ms. Sandra Scholl, Poppelsdorfer Allee 102, 53115 Bonn, Germany
 

 

Participation fee:

 

The participation fee is 690 Euros (including the costs for the excursions). The fee does not include housing or meals. 

Please transfer the participation fee to the following bank account: 
Recipient: Universitätskasse Bonn
IBAN: DE08370501980000057695
BIC: COLSDE33
Bank: Sparkasse KölnBonn, Hahnenstr. 57, 50667 Köln, Germany
Reference: PN 73120004 + participant name 

You must state the following reference on the bank transfer form: PN 73120004 + participant name.

Please note that the participation fee is due by May 15, 2015. Participation in the Summer School is only possible after confirmation of payment.   

If you cancel before May 31, 2015 we will reimburse the participation fee for a service fee of 50 Euros. Please note that we cannot reimburse the participation fee if you cancel after May 31, 2015. 

The University of Bonn does not anticipate the cancellation of the Summer School. However, if it should become necessary due to world events, gross under enrollment (less than 18 students) or other circumstances to cancel or significantly change the program, all applicants / selected participants will be promptly notified and provided a full reimbursement of the participation fee.

 

Grants: 


A very limited number of grants will be awarded by the University of Bonn to excellent Summer School applicants. The grants will consist of partial or full participation fee exemption. Participants will still be responsible for financing housing and meals by themselves, though.

Please indicate on the application form if you wish to apply for a grant. It is also necessary to indicate on the application if you will uphold your registration and pay the participation fee in case that your application for the grant cannot be considered. Applicants for the grant should send us, in addition to the application, a short letter explaining why they are a good candidate for the grant.

Please also consider exploring other sources of financial aid. Your home institution might be able to advise you on financial aid possibilities.  

 

Certificate of attendance / ECTS Credits:


On the last day of the Summer School on Intellectual Property, every participant who regularly attended the Summer School will receive a Certificate of attendance.

If you are interested in obtaining ECTS credits, you can gain

  • 2 ECTS credits (equivalent to 1 U.S. credit) by regularly attending the Summer School or
  • 5 ECTS credits (equivalent to 2.5 U.S. credits) by regularly attending the Summer School and submitting a paper of about 5000 words to IPsummerschool@uni-bonn.de up to 4 weeks after the end of the Summer School. The submission deadline is August 31, 2015. The topic of the paper must be determined in consultation with the Summer School Coordinator. 

Please note that the University of Bonn can only recommend that home institutions award participants with 2 / 5 ECTS credits (equivalent to 1 / 2.5 U.S. credits). Participants who wish to receive the ECTS credits will have to contact either their study abroad office or the office in their university that deals with external credit. It is up to the home institutions of the participants as to how much credit they award. Of course, we will gladly advise them and if need be provide them with the Summer School syllabus and graded paper.  

Please indicate on the application form if you wish to obtain only a Certificate of attendance or a Certificate of attendance as well as ECTS credits.


Accommodation:
 

The Summer School is unfortunately not able to provide housing in Bonn. 

If you are however interested in obtaining a list of accommodation possibilities during the summer months, please write an email to IPsummerschool@uni-bonn.de.

Please also note that housing in Bonn is in high demand. Thus, we recommend beginning the search for housing possibilities as soon as you are accepted into the Summer School.

 

Health Insurance:
 

The Summer School is unfortunately not able to provide health insurance. It is the responsibility of the participants to take care of health insurance coverage. 

  

Visa:
 

Please indicate on the application form if you need an official letter from the University of Bonn confirming your admission to the Summer School in order to apply for a visa. The letter will be sent with the admission notification.

Please also note that all visa procedures remain in the responsibility of the participants and must be taken care of in due time.

 

Contact:

 
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions: IPsummerschool@uni-bonn.de
 
 
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