Professor of Legal Philosophy and Commercial Law with a focus on Intellectual Property Law and the Law of New Technologies

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Frohburgstrasse 3, Raum 4.A45


Prof. Dr. Malte Gruber (born 1974) studied law and philosophy at the universities of Frankfurt/Main and Mainz. Following his legal clerkship, he began work as a practicising lawyer in 2001. In 2005 he obtained a lectureship at the Frankfurt Institute for Employment Law, Commercial Law and Civil Law; in 2006 he was made a research fellow and in 2010 assistant professor at the same institution. His PhD thesis, a legal-philosophical enquiry on the subject of “Legal Protection for Non-Human Life”, was successfully defended in 2005. In 2014, he completed his habilitation thesis on “Bio-Information Law. Being Human in a Technicized World”, on the back of which he was awarded the venia legendi for civil law, information and media law, technology law and legal theory. Following substitute professorships in Bremen and Frankfurt, he was appointed full professor of legal philosophy and commercial law with a particular focus on intellectual property law and the law of new technologies at the University of Lucerne in Spring 2017.


Main research interests

  • legal philosophy and private law theory
  • technology law and STS
  • information law and digital economies
  • life sciences law and bioethics 



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