Content Hotkeys
International Office of the Faculty
International Office of the Faculty
Courses offered in English Language
Course name   Technology Law
Lecturer, Professorship  

Gernot Kirchner,
Professorship for Private Law and Intellectual Property Rights (Prof. Dr. Gesmann-Nuissl)

Term   Winter
Course level   Undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate (Master)
CP (ECTS)   5
Course description  

The seminar focuses on up-to-date issues on technology-related fields of law. Also, the aims to give a better understanding of what is connected with the term "Technology Law". Typical contents of the lecture may cover Product Liability and Product Safety, Internet Law, Competition Law or Intellectual Property Law.

After the seminar, students should be able to understand and analyse technical products and situations from a law-based perspective. Students should be sensitized to possible legal challenges technical products may bring up and may use that knowledge for making strategic business decisions in producing companies.



  • Writing a scientific paper of 15-20 pages in English or German language
  • Attendance at our Basic course on using scientific databases
  • Submission and Presentation (5-10 mins) of the paper outline
  • Submission and Presentation (10-15 mins) of the final paper


Time Schedule:

  • Until 31st October: Course registration by email
  • Beginning of November: Seminar Opening (Attendance required)
  • Mid of November: Basic course on using scientific databases (Attendance required)
  • Beginning of December: Submission of the paper outline
  • Mid of December: Presentation of the paper outline (Attendance required)
  • Mid of January: Submission of the final paper
  • End of January: Presentation of the final paper (Attendance required)
Further information on the course   See course website
Sign-up procedure   Write an email to the lecturer until 31st October.

Press Articles