Category Archives: Announcements

Prof. Dr. Andreas Roth in conversation

In an interview with Thomas Hoeren, the well-known legal historian Prof. Dr. Andreas Roth from Mainz talked about his studies in Münster on YouTube. Prof. Andreas Roth holds the Chair of German Legal History and Civil Law at the University of Mainz and conducts research in the history of family and criminal law as well […]

Announcement: Lecture on the “Role of generative AI in the conversion of foreign patent applications into UPC-court-proof patents”

On Tuesday, 19.03. At 12 noon, the ITM will welcome renowned patent attorney Martin Schweiger for a virtual lunch talk on the topic of “The role of generative AI in converting foreign patent applications into UPC-compliant patents”. Martin Schweiger initially studied theoretical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, which he completed in 1992 with […]

Student assistants wanted

Job advertisement At the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law, Civil law department will become effective April 1, 2024 Student assistants (m/f/d) with a working time of 5 hours / week wanted. The employment is temporary. A longer collaboration is desired. The activity concerns general chair tasks, such as support in the preparation of […]

Presentation by Dr. Anjuli von Hülst on the absolute protection of blockchain tokens

On 8.1. ITM welcomed Dr. Anjuli von Hülst for an exciting lecture entitled “Blockchain and Law”. The doctor of law presented the theses of her recently published dissertation “Absoluter Schutz von Blockchain-Token: Normativer Sachbegriff im deutsch-italienischen Rechtsvergleich” (Mohr Siebeck). Dr. von Hülst’s presentation dealt with the property law classification of tokens, which represent the value […]


    Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren und Prof. Dr. Bernd Holznagel werden im Sommersemester 2020 ein Seminar in Bochum veranstalten zu dem Thema: „Assessing Big Data – Ein Blick in die Zukunft rund um Rechtsfragen zu Big Data und KI“ GOAL Summer School Die Vorbesprechung und Themenvergabe für das Seminar findet am Dienstag, den 7. […]

Prof. Dr. Nikolas Guggenberger moves to Yale

Much to the regret of the ITM, Prof. Dr. Nikolas Guggenberger, LL.M. (Stanford) from the University of Münster to Yale Law School, USA, in summer 2019. Professor Guggenberger had been working at ITM since 2016 as a junior professor of the RWTÜV Foundation and, with his research focus on blockchain, smart contracts and legal automation, […]

ITM welcomes the visiting professors Prof. Zhou Lin and Prof. Dr. Adrian Künzler

Since the beginning of the semester, the ITM has hosted the visiting professors Prof. Dr. Adrian Künzler (left) and Prof. Zhou Lin (right), whom we would like to welcome to the institute. Both will conduct research at the institute in the 2019 summer semester in order to promote international academic exchange. Prof. Künzler is Assistant […]

Mr. Toshihiro Wada talks about Japanese data protection law as part of the Christmas seminar project at TU Dortmund University

Mr. Toshihiro Wada, PhD student and research assistant at ITM, talks about Japanese data protection law as part of the Christmas seminar project at TU Dortmund University. In the seminar “Social Media and Law”, organized by Prof. Dr. Tobias Gostomzyk, an Advent calendar was “tinkered”. The aim is to revisit important publications on media and/or […]

Appointment to the “Medien-Digital-Land NRW” advisory board

Nikolas Guggenberger is appointed as a founding member of the “Medien-Digital-Land NRW” advisory board. The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia wants to sharpen the profile of our media state and develop it into a media-digital state. Under the leadership of Mr. Nathanael Liminski, State Secretary and Head of the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia, the […]

Successful exchange: ITM meets the “Digital Restart” project launched by the NRW Ministry of Justice

On 19.01.2016, Dr. Andreas Christians, Ministerialdirigent and Head of the Public and Private Law Department (front, 5th from left) arrived at the ITM together with the other representatives of the NRW Ministry of Justice, RiOLG Dr. Götz (front, 4th from left), RiLG Liepin (front, 6th from left) and Ms. Schmitz (front, 3rd from right).