Scholarly Council of IIP

PawelczykDr hab. Mirosław Pawełczyk
– Doctor of Juridical Sciences, assistant professor at Public Commercial Law Department at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Silesia in Katowice. Vice chairman of the Management Board of the Upper Silesian Business Society. Member of the National Programme for Emission Reduction attached to the Ministry of Economy, under the chairmanship of Prof. J. Buzek, member of Program Committee of the Centre for Research, Study, and Legislation of the National Board of the Chamber of Legal Advisors, ordinary member of the Association of Energy Trading, member of Program Council for “Radca Prawny” journal, and of editorial board for “Zeszyty Naukowe Prawa Gospodarczego i Handlowego”. Specialized in commercial law, administrative law, competition law, and infrastructure sectors law. Published over 120 academic papers in such fields as commercial law, competition law, energy law, and capital market law. In an academic popularity contest “Laur Studencki 2012” he was honoured with a “Student’s Friend” distinction for the entirety of his work for support and students’ development. Founder and Member of the Board of Polish Foundation of Competition Law and Sector Regulation.

ChoProfessor Dr George Cho AM
– Holds a substantive position of Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics (ESTeM) and was seconded also as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design, a position that he holds concurrently. He is a Professor of GeoInformatics and the Law at the University of Canberra, Australia.
George’s educational attainments include a BA (Hons) (Malaya), MA (British Columbia), PhD (ANU), LLB (ANU), Barrister and Solicitor (ACT), Barrister (High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Canberra). He speaks Bahasa Malaysia / Indonesia fluently and various dialects of Chinese. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for services to Education and Geographic Information and the Law.
George’s teaching interests includes courses in geographic information systems, environmental law, electronic law for business and government especially e-business and e-commerce and international trade, intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace. In conjunction with Salzburg University, Austria, George launched an online offering of a Masters and Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science in 2010. This activity is part of the UNIGIS consortium — an international network cooperation framework that offers distance education programs in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
George Cho has held academic teaching and research appointments at various universities including as Visiting Professor at Katholiek Universeit Leuven, Belgium; Research Scholar at the Australian National University, Canberra; Tutor and Lecturer at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; Teaching Assistant at the University of British Columbia, and Visiting Lecturer at Liverpool, England, Maynooth College, National University of Ireland, University of Hanoi, Keele University, England and the University of Canterbury, NZ.

xiangProfessor Dr. Xiang YU
– Is a full professor at the School of Management (2002-) and the Director of Chinese-German Institute for Intellectual Property (, 2005-) at Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST) in Wuhan, China.
Holds a substantive position of Director of the Chinese IP Group for the US-China CERC Project ( , 2011 – ), Director of the Chinese IP Group for the China-EU/EEA NZEC-CCS Project (2013 – ) a Member of the Standing Committee of Hubei People’s Congress, and a Member of the Commission of Legal Affairs of the Hubei People’s Congress, Jan. 2013 – Jan. 2018.
His fields of research are intellectual property and international trade; patent strategy and technological innovation; licensing and technology transfer.
He received many scholarly fellowships, among others he was German Alexander-von-Humboldt Research fellow, Jan. – Dec. 2004; JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) research fellow, Sep. 2006 – Sep. 2007; German Max-Planck-Institute research fellow, Aug.-Dec. 2002, Sep.-Oct. 2003; and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) fellow, April 1999 – Mar. 2001.
Holds many other distinctive memberships and activities, among others, he was a Visiting Professor at the School of Management and Law of Zurich University for Applying Science, Switzerland (Feb. 2014); CEIPI (Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies) of University of Strasbourg, France (Dec. 2013 – Jan. 2014); Business School of the Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany (Aug.-Sep. 2012); School of Law of University of Technology Sydney, Australia (May 2012); School of Management of National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (March-April 2011).

KulawiakDr  Marcin Kulawiak
  – He holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Geoinformatics,Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, of the Gdansk University of Technology, which he received his PhD from in 2010.

Marcin has many years of experience working with geographic data of nautical, land and aerial origin. He has played leading role in several international R&D projects oriented around dynamic data dissemination and analysis via means of GIS. One of his projects, the Voice Maps system for guiding the visually impaired, has won a gold medal at the prestigious Brussels Innova World Exhibition of Inventions. Between 2011 and 2013 he worked as an analyst at the OPEGIEKA District Survey Enterprise. His publication record consists of nearly 50 journal articles and conference presentations as well as several co-authored monographs. In his research he has cooperated with international scientific consortia as well as private businesses. His current area of interest focuses on design and implementation of algorithms for spatial data analysis according to the paradigms of Geovisual Analytics.

damian-m-bielickiDr Damian Maria Bielicki, LLM – He holds a position of a Lecturer in Law at the University of Greenwich in London, United Kingdom. He is also an Associate Lecturer in the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London and a Visiting Lecturer in International Law at Regent’s University London.

Damian’s research is on space law and cyber law. He completed International Space University’s Space Studies Program at NASA Ames Research Center in California. He also worked on several space projects at the European Space Agency, NASA and with the Boeing Company. He is one of the Leads of the Space Exploration Project Group at Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications.

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