Department of Law

Tine Sommer

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 

Born

11 July 1964 (Aarhus, Denmark)

 

Nationality

Danish


Qualifications

2013Doctor of Laws, Aarhus University
1997PhD (Law), Aarhus University
1991Master of Laws, Aarhus University

 Other qualifications:

2020Masterclass: New technologies in the public sector, Altinget
2018Course: Artificial Intelligence and robotics, Djøf
2018Course: Use of Artificial Intelligence - legal challenges and other pitfalls, JUC
2018Digital management course, Djøf
2017Research communication course, Djøf
2016-2017Research management course, CBS Executive
2016Basic financial management course for managers in the public sector, Djøf
2015-2016Leadership development programme, AU HR, Development and Work Environment
2012AU course in teaching of large classes
2012AU course for associate professors/professors on supervision of Master students and PhD fellows
1997AU teacher training programme 


Academic positions      

2020-Professor, Department of Law, Aarhus University
2014-2020Head of Department, Department of Law, Aarhus University
2008-2014Professor, Aarhus School of Business and later Department of Law, Aarhus University (leave 2013-2014, 2014-2020)
2002-2007Part-time Lecturer in EU Law, Aarhus University
2000-2008Associate Professor, Aarhus School of Business
1998-2000Assistant Professor, Aarhus School of Business
1996-1998Research Assistant, Centre for Social Science Research on the Environment (CeSaM), Aarhus University
1991-1996PhD Fellow, Centre for Social Science Research on the Environment (CeSaM), Aarhus University

 

Research visits

2015Research visit, Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA (July)
2011Research visit, Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA (June-August)
2009Research visit and lectures, New York University School of Law, New York, USA (April)
2008Visiting Scholar, Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA (April-November)
2004Visiting Scholar, Vanderbilt University Law School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (June-September)
2000Library stay, Instituto Universitario Europeo, Florence, Italien (August)

 

Other full-time employment

2013-2014Acting Judge, The High Court of Western Denmark
2003Trainee, Bech-Bruun Law Firm, Copenhagen
1991Junior Attorney, Pagter Kristensen Law Firm, Randers

 

Administrative experience

2014-2020Head of Department, Department of Law, Aarhus University
2007-2011Board member of JurForsk (the Danish Legal Research Education Programme), chairing the course committee
2000-2010PhD Coordinator, Aarhus School of Business/Aarhus University
2000-2008Member of the PhD Programme Committee at the Aarhus School of Business

 

Other academic activities

2016Member of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics
2008-2012Appointed member of the Danish Council for Independent Research (Social Sciences); chairman of section 3 (Political Sciences and Law) and Vice-chair (rotating between chairs of sections)
2006-2011Member of IP-dialog, The Danish Patent and Trademarks Office
2006Member of ATRIP (International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property)
2002-2007Partner in an interdisciplinary research project 'Comparative Genomics Focusing on Man and Pig', grant from the Danish Council of Natural and Medical Sciences
2000-Member of the Nordic Intellectual Property Research Network
1997-Speaker at and organiser of various PhD seminars and conferences in the field of environmental law and intellectual property law
1993-Member of the Nordic Environmental Law and Governance Network (NELN+), supported by NordForsk

 

Research areas

  • EU Law
  • International and EU Intellectual Property Law

 

Teaching areas

  • EU Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

 

Awards, grants, etc.

2013Research Award of the Jorck Foundation
2013-2014Grant, AU-Ideas 2013
2011Grant, Julie von Müllens Foundation
2008Grant, Danish Council for Independent Research (for research visit)
2006-2008Grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for the project ’IP in a Global World’
2004 & 2011Travel grant, Axel H's Rejselegat
2004Grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research (for research visit)
2004Grant, Frode og Norma Jacobsens Fond
2003-2006Grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for the project 'Scope of Gene Patent Protection'
1997Grant - Landsretsdommer Helge Hoff og hustru Mensendiecklærerinde Hedvin Hoffs legat

 

Miscellaneous

2020-Vice-chair, Ankenævnet for Patenter og Varemærker (Danish Appeal Board, Patents and Trademarks)
2019-Member of the board of Viborg Katedralskole
2018-Member of the board of the University Park Colleges in Aarhus
2018-Member of the Publication Committee of the Aarhus University Research Foundation 
2000-2007Drafting of reports for the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Council of Ethics, Bioteknologinemnda in Norway, the Danish Technology Council (now Danish Board of Technology Foundation)
2003-2005Member of working group 'The Future Patent System in Europe' under the Danish Technology Council

 

Leave

2013-2014Leave from Aarhus University (Acting High Court Judge)
1999Maternity leave
1994Maternity leave
1991-1992Maternity leave

Research outputs

Kommentar til Intellektuelle Ejendomsrettigheder (TEUF art. 118)

Sommer, T., 2018, EU-Karnov. Ellehauge, M. & Holst-Christensen, N. (eds.). København: Karnov Group

Intellektuelle Ejendomsrettigheder (TEUF art. 118)

Sommer, T., 2017, EU-Karnov. Ellehauge, M. & Holst-Christensen, N. (eds.). København: Karnov Group

Intellektuelle Ejendomsrettigheder (TEUF art. 118)

Sommer, T., 2016, EU-Karnov. Danielsen, J. H., Ellehauge, M. & Holst-Christensen, N. (eds.). København: Karnov Group

Intellektuelle Ejendomsrettigheder (TEUF art. 118)

Sommer, T., 2015, EU-Karnov. Danielsen, J. H., Liisberg, J. B., Ellehauge, M. & Holst-Christensen, N. (eds.). København: Karnov Group

Ansattes immaterielle rettigheder

Brinck-Jensen, J., Rosenmeier, M., Schovsbo, J. H. & Sommer, T., 2013, Kbh.: Djøf Forlag. 214 p.

Can law make life too simple? From gene patents to the patenting of environmentally sound technologies

Sommer, T., 2013, Kbh.: Djøf Forlag. 658 p.

Common Concern for retsudviklingen i Grønland

Basse, E. M. & Sommer, T., 2013, Protecting the Rights of Others: Festskrift til Jens Vedsted Hansen. Gammeltoft-Hansen, T., Koch, I. E., Kristiansen, B. L. & Schaumburg-Müller, S. (eds.). København: Djøf Forlag, p. 407-441 34 p.

Designing Substantive Patent Law: From Life Sciences to Climate Change?

Sommer, T., 2010, In : Nordisk Miljörättslig Tidskrift/Nordic Environmental Law Journal. 2, p. 161-175

Editorial note: Climate Change and Intellectual Property Rights: Legal Frameworks and Institutions for the Development and Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies

Sommer, T., Olsen, B. E. & Gaines, S., 2010, In : Nordisk Miljörättslig Tidskrift/Nordic Environmental Law Journal. 2, p. 105-109