Wojciech Kulis



Wojciech Kulis As a partner at Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy, Wojciech Kulis supervises the Business Law Practice and the Innovative Projects Team, which is responsible for executing interdisciplinary projects combining issues at the point of convergence of economic and intellectual property law.

Wojciech has many years of litigation experience in cases involving intellectual property – he has represented Clients in proceedings before all the appellate courts in Poland, in a number of cases brought before the Supreme Court, and before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

For the last ten years, Wojciech has focused on matters relating to transfer of technology and commercialization of intellectual property in both the public and private sectors, advising on technology and IT start-ups. He teaches postgraduate courses in licensing and commercialization at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and has advised on R&D projects in several sectors, including the fuel, mining, chemical and biotech industries.

As part of the firm’s Business Law Practice, Wojciech has advised on numerous investment projects, both at the seed capital phase and at later stages, and assisted with the creation of alternative investment funds.

He also has several years’ experience in representing Clients in public procurement litigation before the Polish National Appeals Chamber and in competition law cases examined by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.

Wojciech is currently Vice-President of the Polish branch of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), an international organization of licensing professionals and experts in other forms of transfer of intellectual property rights.  He is also on the Copyright Commission of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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