Professor Paul Heald, an expert in patent, copyright, and international intellectual property law, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. The grant is jointly funded by the Fulbright Finland Foundation and the Hanken School of Economics. During his time in Finland, set to begin in fall of 2021, Heald will teach a course on the law and economics of Intellectual Property Law and he will extend his research on the public domain and author's reversionary rights to the Finnish and EU markets.
In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.
The Fulbright Finland Foundation is an independent not-for-profit based in Helsinki, Finland. With the purpose of promoting a wider exchange of knowledge and professional talents through educational contacts between Finland and the United States, the Foundation collaborates with a range of government, foundation, university and corporate partners on both sides of the Atlantic to design and manage study and research scholarships, leadership development programs and internationalization services.
Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over one hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration.