Tilman Müller-Stoy

Partner at Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB

Tilman Müller-Stoy, together with Johannes Heselberger, heads the firm’s patent litigation group. His main areas of practice include patent litigation (including entitlement proceedings) in all technical fields, as well as cases relating to utility models, unfair competition and patent-related antitrust law. He has extensive experience not only in defending against, but also creating, evaluating and enforcing extensive licensing programmes, particularly involving SEPs and FRAND issues. Further areas of practice include IP-related contractual matters, particularly technology transfer and licensing, employee invention law and IP-related mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Mr Müller-Stoy has experience in telecommunications, information technology (hardware and software), consumer electronics, medical devices, automotive engineering, sports equipment, machinery and engineering, glass coating, brewing and food processing technology, packaging and abrasive engineering, chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

He represents clients in patent infringement suits and in nullity, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Court of Justice, the EPO and the German Patent and Trademark Office. He has extensive experience in conducting and coordinating cross-border patent litigation (frequently in relation to the United States, Japan and core European markets). His clients are major multinational corporations but also include highly innovative small and medium-sized enterprises.

Mr Müller-Stoy publishes articles on issues relating to IP law, alongside his work as editor of the EPLAW Patent Blog. He is the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) chair of the External Relations Committee and is actively involved with LESI and LES Germany.

Since 2009, Mr Müller-Stoy has been working as a visiting lecturer in IP law at the Technical University of Munich and was a docent for trainee lawyers at the Higher Regional Court of Munich for many years. He teaches patent law at the Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property of the University of Washington School of Law and as part of Dresden University of Technology’s LLM programme “International Studies in Intellectual Property Law”. He regularly gives presentations at German and international IP conferences.

Mr Müller-Stoy is also a qualified commercial mediator.

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  • LES

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Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB
Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

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