Tilman Müller-Stoy

Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

Tilman Müller-Stoy’s 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, trade secrets, unfair competition and patent-related anti-trust 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 issues relating to fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. His further areas of practice include IP-related contractual matters, particularly technology transfer/licensing, employee invention law and IP-related mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Having handled several hundreds of adversarial patent disputes in courts and patent offices, Mr Müller-Stoy has experience in numerous sectors, including 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, also relating to compulsory licence proceedings.

He represents clients in patent infringement suits and in nullity, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the various infringement courts, 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 are major multinational corporations, but also include highly innovative SMEs.

Mr Müller-Stoy has been a visiting lecturer in IP law at the Technical University of Munich since 2009 and was a docent for trainee lawyers at the Higher Regional Court of Munich for many years. 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”. He regularly gives presentations at German and international IP conferences.

Mr Müller-Stoy is also a qualified commercial mediator.

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Prinzregentenplatz 7
Munich 81675

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