Agreements & Finance


Agreements & Legal

is responsible for the drafting, review and negotiation of intellectual property rights agreements (i.e. patent licensing, know-how and software agreements) and legal consulting for spinouts of the Max Planck Society (i.e. corporate law/private equity).
Florian Beilhack studied law at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and passed his first state law examination in July 1995. During his following 2-year traineeship in judicial service, he took a 3-month internship with the Bavarian Representation to the European Community in Brussels. Finally, he passed his second state law examination in November 1997. His juridical education was focussed on European law, conflict of laws and law of nations.
Florian Beilhack joined Max Planck Innovation in July 1998.

is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating of and advising on intellectual property rights affairs as well as setting up start-up companies initiated or supported by Max Planck Society and supporting them in transactions. Karsten Bräuker read law at Ruhr-Universität in Bochum and at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn. In 1995 he obtained the degree 'LL.M.' at the University of Edinburgh. After passing his second state law exam in 1997 he worked at JP Morgan Asset Management in Luxembourg. As of 2001 he has been co-founder of several start-ups and, in addition, has been partner at the law firm Stephan & Bräuker Associates between 2005 and 2016. In July 2019 he joined the team of Max-Planck-Innovation.

is responsible for the drafting, review and negotiation of intellectual property rights contracts (i.e. patent licensing, know-how and software agreements) and scientific cooperation agreements between the Max Planck Society and industry.
Rolf Herrlinger studied law at the Rheinish Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn. During his legal traineeship, and following his second state examination in 2002, Rolf Herrlinger worked for law and patent law firms in Sydney and Tampa, Florida, among others. From 2003 until joining Max Planck Innovation, Rolf Herrlinger worked as counsel in the legal department of KWS Saat AG.
Rolf Herrlinger joined Max Planck Innovation in August 2005.


worked as assistant to the management after finishing her business economy studies at the Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie (VWA) of the Technical University of Munich. In January 1998, she became responsible for the financial department and, alongside two colleagues, she is also responsible for the legal department. Maria Pasecky joined Max Planck Innovation in January 1979.

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