Martin Kretschmer

Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Director of CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow

Martin Kretschmer (LLM LSE, PhD UCL) is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Glasgow, and Director of CREATe (, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre. CREATe is an interdisciplinary research hub funded from 2012-18 jointly by three UK research councils (Arts & Humanities AHRC, Engineering & Physical Sciences EPSRC, and Social & Economic Sciences ESRC), and from 2018-2023 as part of the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre. From 2000-2012, Martin was Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University ( From 1996-1999, he was an ESRC postdoctoral research fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London (ESRC Media Economics and Media Culture programme). During the 1990s, he was German Consultant Editor at BBC Worldwide, and wrote for German language national newspapers, public radio and TV. Martin is general editor (with Lionel Bently) of, the digital archive of primary sources on copyright from 1450 to 1900. He is also chair of the editorial boards of the portals and In 2015-2016, Martin served as president of the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association.


On Wharton Business Radio

Knowledge@Wharton: October 1, 2018 Episode Featured ImageKnowledge@Wharton: October 1, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Martin Kretschmer (Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Director of CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow), Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University), Jake Knapp (Design Partner, Google Ventures), John Zeratsky (Design Partner, Google Ventures), David Zaring (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton), R. Polk Wagner (Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School), John Paul MacDuffie (Professor of Management; Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), the Wharton School; Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management), and Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland) on the Monday, October 1, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

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