Tilman Müller-Stoy

Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

Tilman Müller-Stoy, together with Johannes Heselberger, heads the patent litigation group of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft. His main areas of practice include providing advice and conducting patent litigation (including entitlement proceedings) in all technical fields, as well as handling cases relating to utility models, unfair competition and patent-related antitrust law. He has extensive experience in not only defending against, but also creating, evaluating and enforcing extensive licensing programmes, particularly in the area of standard-essential patents, including fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory issues. His other 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 the sectors of 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.

Mr Müller-Stoy 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 European Patent Office 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 the core European markets – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands). His clients include major multinational corporations and highly innovative small and medium-sized enterprises.

Mr Müller-Stoy publishes articles on issues relating to IP law and is editor of the European Patent Lawyers Association patent blog. He is the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) chair of the External Relations Committee and has been actively involved with LESI and LES Germany.

Since 2009 Mr Müller-Stoy has been a visiting lecturer in IP law at the Technical University of Munich, and in 2017 was made an honorary professor of patent law. He was also a docent for trainee lawyers at the Munich Higher Regional Court. He teaches patent law at the Centre 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’.

Mr Müller-Stoy is also a qualified commercial mediator.

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  • LES

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Munich 81675

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