Tilman Müller-Stoy

Job Title: Patent Litigator
Company: Bardehle Pagenberg

Tilman Müller-Stoy is widely recognized as a leading German patent litigator. Co-heading the European patent litigation group of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, he cannot wait to become one of the pioneers at the upcoming European Unified Patent Court. With over 20 years of experience in IP, he has handled several hundreds of patent disputes (including entitlement proceedings) in courts and patent offices, with a focus on high-profile, multinational matters. He frequently takes on a coordinating role, acting as the European lead counsel, so clients benefit from his solid understanding of the laws and procedures of all relevant jurisdictions.

His expertise spans numerous technologies and sectors, for instance telecommunications, IT, consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices, and life sciences. Trained as a commercial mediator, Tilman also assists his clients in IP-related ADR proceedings, including national and international mediation and arbitration. Tilman is particularly sought after in SEP/FRAND matters, having in-depth knowledge of numerous standards and related industry practice including the underlying economics. He assists his clients not only in such litigation but also in avoiding or preparing for it – be it as lead negotiator be it as trusted advisor in the background. As one of just a few, he already has comprehensive experience in the areas of 5G, connected cars, and IoT.

A significant part of Tilman’s daily work relates to technology transfer including licensing, R & D agreements, and corresponding aspects of antitrust law. He has vast experience not only in defending against, but also creating, evaluating, and enforcing major licensing programs, including compulsory licensing proceedings in the pharmaceutical area. Tilman was trained in Germany, the UK, the US, and China and enjoys the international and strategic aspects of his practice the most. He is recognized as a global IP thought leader and frequently speaks at national and international IP conferences. Tilman likes teaching as a professor for patent law at the Technical University of Munich and as an instructor of the bar preparation program of the Munich Court of Appeals.

He regularly lectures at universities throughout the US, Japan, China, and Europe and has authored numerous publications in the patent litigation and licensing space. For many years, he has served as Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of LESI (Licensing Executive Society International). He is a member of the editorial board of the EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) Patent Blog. Tilman is also deeply involved in the US-based Sedona Conference pertaining to global patent litigation issues.