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PhD Defence Amandine Léonard

On Friday 3 May 2019 at 5 p.m., Amandine LÉONARD will be defending her doctoral thesis and supplementary theses at the KU Leuven Faculty of Law, with a view to obtaining the degree of doctor in law.

The public defence takes place in the Promotion hall, Naamsestraat 22 in Leuven. Professors wear academic robes.

The title of the doctoral thesis is: “Abuse of Rights in European Patent Law – Reconsidering the principle of the prohibition of abuse of rights as an internal correction mechanism against over-enforcement practices by right holders”

A summary of the doctoral thesis is available here.

The doctoral student also defends two supplementary theses, listed below.

The supervisor is Prof. Dr. Geertrui Van Overwalle. The co-supervisor is Prof. Dr. Marie-Christine Janssens. The other members of the examining committee are Prof. Dr. Sophie Stijns (KU Leuven), Prof. Dr. Alain Strowel (UC Louvain, KU Leuven), Prof. Dr. Stefan Bechtold (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Dr. Dan Burk (UC Irvine). The chairman of the jury is Em. Prof. Dr. Marc Boes.

Amandine LÉONARD was born in Liège on 24 April 1989. In 2012 she obtained a Master of Law degree with a specialization in business law from the University of Liège and in 2013 she completed the LLM program of the Liège Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII) in European Competition law and Intellectual Property. Since October 2013, she is a legal researcher at the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law. In January 2015, she obtained a doctoral scholarship for strategic basic research from the Flemish governmental agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (former IWT, now part of FWO).


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