About me

Martin is an Assistant Professor at the Tilburg University, the Netherlands, appointed jointly by Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), an Affiliated Scholar at Center for Internet and Society (CIS) of Stanford Law School and a guest lecturer at Leibniz University in Hannover.

Martin obtained his PhD (summa cum laude) from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich for his work on injunctions against intermediaries. He was a visiting researcher at Stanford Law School (2014) and Japanese Institute for Intellectual Property (2015).

Martin's research focus includes intellectual property law, competition law, regulation of innovation, law and economics as well as digital liberties.

Next to his academic work, he successfully led or contributed to numerous instances of public interest litigation in the field of law and technology (e.g. data retention, open wireless, use of open standards by government, freedom of expression online, etc.). He still acts as an Advisor to European Information Society Institute (EISi), a think-tank focusing on high technology law and impact litigation, and works with students on submissions before the European Court of Human Rights within the framework of the Internet Policy Clinic at Tilburg University,

Martin's scholarship previously appeared in Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (CYELS), Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC), Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP), The International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC), Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property and Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review. Martin or his work was quoted by various media outlets, including New York Times, EU Observer and The Washington Post.

For the list of past talks, see here.

Martin previously took a role of a legal expert for several projects or reports, such as

You can contact Martin either via email martin [at] husovec [dot] eu (preferred option) or via my Twitter or Linkedin; Critique, comments, any interesting suggestions for research co-operation, public speaking, lecturing or other kinds of collaboration are always welcome.

In 2013, Huťko´s Technology Law Blog was listed by Barry Sookman among "the most popular intellectual property and technology law blogs", which was of course a great honor for me. Nevertheless, I am still running this blog as a hobby activity and use it as sort of a small research place [since 2008]. All the opinions presented on this blog are of course solely mine and do not represent views of organizations I am affiliated with.

My work is probably best delineated by these two quotes of Lawrence Lessig:
  • “Before the monopoly should be permitted, there must be reason to believe it will do some good - for society, and not just for monopoly holders."
  • “A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.”