Stefan Bechtold


Stefan Bechtold is professor of intellectual property at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He is a graduate of the University of Tübingen School of Law, Germany, and of Stanford Law School. He was Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law and the University of Haifa, a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, and Visiting Scholar at the universities in Amsterdam, Berkeley, and Munich.

Stefan Bechtold is a member of the foundation board of the Study Center Gerzensee (a foundation of the Swiss National Bank), and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, advising the ministry on all issues of economic policy.

Stefan Bechtold’s research interests include intellectual property, law and technology, telecommunications law, and antitrust law, as well as law & economics. His research focuses on how legal institutions shape cumulative innovation processes, and how to integrate legal and policy values into communications networks.

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