Alina Wernick

Alina Wernick works as a researcher in the research programme “The governance of data-driven innovation and cyber security” and in the research project “the Futures of Telemedicine: Knowledge, Policy, Regulation”, in which her research focuses on the legal questions concerning data-driven innovation and e-Health applications. Her research interests include data protection, intellectual property and competition law as well as open innovation.

Alina Wernick is a doctoral candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. She has completed the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation as well as conducted doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition on patent law and open innovation.

Alina Wernick has studied law at the University of Helsinki. During her legal studies, she worked at an interdisciplinary laboratory Simlab at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management of the Aalto University.

Besides her academic experience, Alina Wernick has interned inter alia at a large German law firm, the European Patent office. She has obtained international experience through a research exchange at the University of Texas and a study exchange at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.”

Alina Wernick


Researcher: Data, actors, infrastructures

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Jarvenpaa, Sirkka L. & Wernick, A. (2011). Paradoxical Tensions in Open Innovation Networks. European Journal of Innovation Management, 14 (4), 521–548. Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Wernick, A. (2012). Defining Trade Secrets in Multilateral Research Collaboration. In Oesch, R. & Kankaanpää, H. (Eds.), Sopimaton menettely elinkeinotoiminnassa verkkotalouden aikana. Helsinki:. Publication details

Jarvenpaa, S. L. & Wernick, A. (2012). Open Innovation Networks: The Evolution of Bureaucratic Control. In Bollingtoft, A. ; Donaldson, L.; Huber, G. P.; Dojbak Hakonsson, D. & Snow, C.C. (Eds.), Collaborative Communities of Firms: Purpose, Process, and Design. Information and Organization Design Series (pp. 9-34). New York: Springer. Publication details

Other publications

Wernick, A., Juvonen, J. & Patajoki, U. (2012). Innovative public procurement for KHL. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Data Governance - Elaborating on a Research Concept
Towards health futures: digital innovation, infrastructure, and entrepreneurship on bio data (Session: Propositions for research on bio data). Freie Universität Berlin. Einstein Center for Digital Futures, Berlin, Germany: 07.03.2019 Further information

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Testing AI for health - introduction to legal questions
Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health & ITU/WHO Focus Group AI4H Workshop. International Telecommunication Union, World Health Organization. EPFL SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland: 22.01.2019

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Die Innovationsfreundliche Zwangslizenz
Big Data: Welche Rechtsregeln brauchen wir?. Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France: 21.05.2018

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Transcending the Shortcomings of Open Innovation
Doktorandenseminar: “Der Film im Recht”. ., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: 21.04.2018

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Intellectual Property Law, Open Innovation and Incentives
Open Innovation Kongress Baden-Württenberg 2018. .. Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany: 09.03.2018 Further information

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The Fragile Commons
3rd IASC Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons. SciencesPo, Paris, France: 21.10.2016

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Transcending the Shortcomings of Open Innovation
Institute’s seminar. Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany: 13.10.2015

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Tolerated use as a basis of cultural commons – what are the limits?
2nd Thematic Conference on the Knowledge Commons: Governing Pooled Knowledge Resources, September 3–5 2014. New York University, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, New York, US: 03.09.2014

Alina Wernick, Michael Häfeli, Henri de Belsunce

Proactive and trialogic procurement contracting.
UNDERPINN, Demand, Innovation and Policy – Underpinning Policy Trends with Academic Analysis Conference. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK: 22.03.2012

Alina Wernick, Katja Koskela, Soile Pohjonen

Learning to Collaborate in Multiparty R&D Networks: Building Capacity for Ambiguity.
Conference of Organizational Designs for Large-Scale, Multi-Party Collaboration. University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark: 29.05.2010

Sirkky Lisa Järvenpää, Alina Wernick


Wem gehört was in Open Innovation – allen alles?
Open Innovation Kongress Baden-Württemberg. Steinbeis Europa Zentrum. Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany: 09.03.2018 Further information

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Organisation of events

THE FUTURES OF eHEALTH - Social, legal and ethical challenges
From 29.04.2019 to 30.04.2019. Festsaal, Humboldt Graduate School, Berlin, Germany (International)

Niklas Trinkhaus, Irma Klünker, Alina Wernick, Thomas Christian Bächle

Who holds a stake in Smart City Data?
From 15.04.2019 to 15.04.2019. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International)

Alina Wernick, Christopher Olk, Maximilian von Grafenstein