On 3 and 4 December 2021, the annual doctoral seminar took place at ITM. Under the direction of Professor Dr Thomas Hoeren, around 20 doctoral students and PhD candidates discussed selected research projects from the field of ITM, from industrial property rights and copyright law to advertising and data protection law as well as legal tech. The basic concepts of correct research in scientific theory, the basic structure of a doctorate and the formalities of the dissertation were explained. Exciting individual issues were discussed in depth, such as the limits of the right to information under data protection law, copyright law in South Africa and patent law issues in genome analysis. In addition, there were individual discussions in which the individual procedures were discussed in detail.