Stefan Bechtold is an associate professor for intellectual property at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. At the ETH, he is responsible professor for the university’s postgraduate intellectual property program (Master of Advanced Studies in Intellectual Property). From 2005 to 2008, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany. Stefan Bechtold graduated from the University of Tübingen School of Law, Germany (First State Examination 1999, Ph.D. in law 2001, Second State Examination 2004), and from Stanford Law School (JSM 2002). He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (1999, 2000) and the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (2005). Since 2002, he has been a Non-residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. His research interests include intellectual property, law and technology, telecommunications law, antitrust law, as well as law and economics. In his youth, Mr. Bechtold composed numerous orchestra and chamber music works which have been awarded several composition prizes and have been repeatedly performed and broadcast.
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