Dr Piotr Zakrzewski

Deputy President of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland

Appointed to the position of Deputy President on January 27, 2020. Doctor of Social Sciences, graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw (specialization in public administration). In 2016-2020, Deputy Director of the Department of Promotion and Support for Innovation at the Polish Patent Office, where he was responsible for the implementation of undertakings and system projects and the development of materials aimed at disseminating knowledge about intellectual property. He is the author of more than a dozen publications on political systems (concerning, among other things, the functioning of minority governments in the Third Republic, the institution of the legislative veto, the dilemmas surrounding parliamentary majorities, and co-author of the translation of the Constitution of Kenya), as well as intellectual property protection (IP management, copyright law in higher education, issues of commercialization and technology transfer). He has conducted numerous training courses and postgraduate classes addressed to various communities, including academics and entrepreneurs, on the protection and management of intangible assets in organizations. Since 2013, lecturer at the Institute of Political Science and Administration at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. Listener of the course "Study of Biblical and Theological Knowledge" at the Theological Faculty of UKSW. He is interested in the spirituality and life of St. Ignatius Loyola.