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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.
Senior Fellow at the LUISS School of European Political Economy. She teaches "EU Competition Policy and Internal Market" at the LUISS Master in European Economic Governance (MEEG). She is member of the Board of the Italian Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Affiliate professor at ESCP Business School in Paris, with a legal and public policy background on intellectual property and innovation, competition policy, international trade and corporate social responsibility (ethics and green finance). Previous experiences include the OECD, the Brazilian competition authority, private sector, European Commission and academia in the U.S. and the UK.