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An advisory committee of eminent intellectual property experts provide independent guidance on 4iP Council’s research agenda as well as input on the organisation structure and governance. However, 4iP Council publications do not necessarily reflect the individual positions of each advisory committee member.
Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Koenraad Debackere, is Professor of Economics, Strategy and Innovation at the K.U. Leuven, MD at K.U. Leuven’s technology transfer office and Chairman of K.U. Leuven’s venture fund.
Deputy Director General of Assonime; Head of Enterprise, Competition & Regulations Unit and also in charge of the digital agenda, Member of the Steering Council of the Italian Section of the ICC M. Sc. Degree in Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a graduate degree, magna cum laude, at Bocconi University, in Milan.
PhD in Physics, German and European Patent Attorney. Partner at Boehmert & Boehmert. Honorary Professor at University of Bremen, Germany, and Lecturer at several domestic and foreign Universities, like Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing. Director of Global Institute for Intellectual Property (GIIP), Delhi, India and ad-personam member of the European Patent Office Standing Advisory Committee (SACEPO). Heinz is Gold Medalist of LESI and member of the IP Hall of Fame.
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Master degree in law and DESS degree in International Trade Law, Former Vice President Worldwide Licensing at Technicolor, Member of the IP Hall of Fame.