Professor of IP law, director of the Max Planck Institute and chairman of the Munich IP Law Centre
IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2007
Professor of IP law and director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, as well as chairman of the management board of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre, Joseph Straus is one of the world’s most influential patent scholars. He has helped to shape many current IP doctrines and is a consultant to the OECD, WIPO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, the European Commission, the World Bank, Scientific Services of the German Bundestag and the German government, as well as to the European Parliament, the European Patent Office, the Swiss government and the Swiss Federal Institute for Intellectual Property. Strauss is also a member of the Intellectual Property Rights Committee of the Human Genome Organisation.