University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Dr Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan

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Associated Lecturers

King's College

Dr iur (Muenster), Assessor

University Lecturer and Fellow at King's College


Henning's research, teaching and expert advice focuses on international intellectual property protection and development issues, world trade and investment law, as well as on interfaces among distinct legal orders in international law. He is currently working on a monograph on intellectual property in the wider context of international law, to be published by Oxford University Press.

Henning works as a legal expert for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on options for incentivising incremental innovation, especially by small and medium enterprises (SMEs), via IP laws such as utility model protection in developing countries. He is also engaged in designing courses on IP law in developing countries via WIPO and other international organisations.

CV / Biography

In 2013, Henning joined the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL) at Cambridge as a University Lecturer and is a Fellow at King’s College. He is also a Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.

Next to his position at the University of Cambridge, Henning is an external research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich (Germany) and at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (McGill University, Montreal).

Henning teaches IP and WTO Law at the University of Cambridge and further at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI, Strasbourg) and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre (MIPLC). He is member of the editorial board of the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) and co-founder of the international IP network at the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL).  He advises international organisations, NGOs as well as developing- and developed country governments on international IP, WTO and investment law issues.


Henning previously worked as a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute, as a lecturer in international trade law at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) and a research fellow on IT and Media Law at the University of Muenster (Germany). Next to a monograph on international IP protection, Henning has published widely in peer-reviewed international academic journals, NGO policy papers and research handbooks (with some of his publications being available online at

Henning has also acted as a visiting scholar on WTO-, international trade- and IP law at Universities in Islamabad, Pakistan (2004-2005), Frankfurt, Germany (2007), and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2011). He further taught IP and international economic law at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS CI). In 2011, he was selected by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as visiting scholar for the National Law School in Bangalore, India.

Lecturing & Supervising

Supervises Intellectual Property.