Stefan Bechtold is professor of intellectual property at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. At ETH, he is a member of the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS) and associated professor in the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics (D-MTEC). Stefan Bechtold is a graduate of the University of Tübingen School of Law, Germany, and of Stanford Law School (JSM 2002). He was a Senior Research
Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, a
Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Amsterdam and the
University of Munich, as well as a Visiting Professor at the University
of Haifa. In 2014, he will be a Global Professor at the New
York University School of Law. Stefan Bechtold is a member of the foundation board of the Study Center Gerzensee (a foundation of the Swiss National Bank), where he is involved in the organization of law & economics courses for doctoral students. He is also 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. He has published in journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Communications of the ACM, the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, and various European law journals. In his youth, Mr. Bechtold composed numerous orchestral and chamber music works which have been awarded several composition prizes and have been repeatedly performed and broadcast.
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