Field of work:
B.A., cum laude 1987 (George Washington University), J.D., summa cum laude 1990 (American University, Washington College of Law), Juris Kandidat, 1998 (Stockholm University). The focus of my research is the challenges that the international system for the protection of intellectual property faces in today’s global environment. Historically, the protection of intellectual property has been based on the principle of territoriality. This principle is based on the assumption of the existence of a mosaic of territorially limited national systems where each state applies its law to infringements taking place on its territory and adjudicates controversies concerning the infringement of its national intellectual property rights. As a result of globalization, modern communication, and increased trade, intellectual property rights are increasingly being exploited over national borders, and the territoriality principle is becoming attenuated. The specific subject matter of my dissertation is international civil jurisdiction over intellectual property infringement disputes. I teach intellectual property law, market law, competition law as well as American law.