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SpicyIP Jobs: Opening at the University of Leuven for doctoral researchers in law and economics


The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, (CIR) and the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI) of the University of Leuven, Belgium has an exciting opening for a doctoral researcher in law. The advertisement for the position has the following details:

One Doctoral Researcher in Law
Your opportunities
• You will engage in doctoral research in the context of a research project investigating the interaction between legal architectures and open innovation strategies, leading to a Ph.D in Law.
• You will contribute to current and future research activities of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR) and the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI).

Your profile
• You obtained a Masters in Law or other Graduate-level Law Degree (such as a JD from a US law school where law is a graduate program) with a clear interest (and, if possible, demonstrable expertise) in intellectual property law and competition law.
• Your knowledge of English is excellent.
• During your studies you obtained excellent results at a leading University, preferably great distinction (magna cum laude) or at least 77%.

Our offer
We offer employment as a full-time doctoral researcher starting around October 1, 2010, in principle for 4 years.

– Two Doctoral Researchers in Economics
Your opportunities

• You will engage in doctoral research in the context of a research project investigating the interaction between legal architectures and open innovation strategies.
• You will contribute to current and future research activities of the Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI) and the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR).

Your profile
• You obtained a Master in Economics or a Master in Business Economics.
• Your knowledge of English is excellent.
• During your studies you obtained excellent results at a leading University, preferably great distinction (magna cum laude) or at least 77%.

Our offer
We offer employment as a full-time doctoral researcher starting around October 1, 2010, for 1 year, renewable till 4 years.

Us
The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights is an interdisciplinary research centre initiating and encouraging research initiatives in relation to evolving areas of intellectual property law, such as the protection of software, semi-conductor products and biotechnological inventions, standardisation and technology transfers, with a particular focus on patents, trade marks, designs and copyright (seehttp://www.law.kuleuven.be/cir).
The Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI) is a research department stimulating research in the domains of managerial economics, industrial organization, international business, innovation economics and management, political economy, and entrepreneurship. The department contributes to theoretical and empirical research on the organization of firms, industries and markets in an international context (see http://www.econ.kuleuven.be/msi/).

The project
Innovation is considered crucial for creating a sustainable competitive advantage by firms and for generating – even more importantly – growth and welfare in the national, European and global economy. However, many firms struggle with the successful management of innovation. Innovation management – amongst other things – calls for a careful understanding of the dynamic interaction between the legal framework, in particular IP legislation and firm-based IP policies (“IP architectures”), and the business opportunities the legal framework fosters.
Moreover, there is growing evidence that successful innovation depends more and more on the combination of new ideas and inventions whereby firms cannot confine their efforts to internal R&D. Firms increasingly adopt the so-called “open innovation paradigm” where firms do not develop new technologies independently from other actors in the innovation systems, but open their innovation strategy towards more collaboration and external sourcing of knowledge
The current research project will advance our understanding of the interaction between the relevant legal framework conditions and firms’ innovation strategies by developing a clear typology of IP strategies adopted by firms. Our focus is on “open innovation” arrangements that have not yet been approached systematically from a legal perspective, whereas legal framework conditions are of utmost importance here as they deal with arrangements that cross organizational boundaries.

Interested?
Please visit http http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies_aapbap/phd_humanities.html and apply online.

For more information about the job description, please contact Prof. dr. Geertrui Van Overwalle ([email protected]),tel. +32 16 323736 or Prof. Bart Van Looy ([email protected]), tel. +32 16 326901 or +32 16 326700

Applications must be received no later than September 10, 2010.

K.U.Leuven carries out an equal opportunity and diversity policy.

Prashant Reddy

T. Prashant Reddy graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, with a B.A.LLB (Hons.) degree in 2008. He later graduated with a LLM degree (Law, Science & Technology) from the Stanford Law School in 2013. Prashant has worked with law firms in Delhi and in academia in India and Singapore. He is also co-author of the book Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas (OUP).

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