Biography • Patents
The practice of Tilman Müller-Stoy, Dr iur, focuses on advice and representation in patent litigation in all technical fields; further in utility models and patent-relevant antitrust law. Experience in the sectors of telecommunication, IT (including software), electronics, medical devices, automotive engineering, sports equipment, machinery and plant engineering, glass coating, brewing and food processing technology, packaging, abrasives, chemistry, biotechnology and pharma.
Tilman Müller-Stoy represents clients in multi-jurisdictional patent infringement suits, in (parallel) invalidation and opposition proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office and the German Federal Supreme Court. He is regularly active as lead counsel in multinational patent infringement suits (often relating to the US and to industrial standards) and preliminary injunction proceedings for patent infringement, and in so-called vindication proceedings concerning the transfer of patent rights due to unlawful usurpation. He also advises in IP-relevant contractual matters, in particular licensing, and matters of employee inventions law, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings.
Tilman Müller-Stoy is currently representing a leading US software corporation in a number of multi-jurisdictional patent suits in the smartphone and tablets sector, and a globally acting corporation in the field of internet telephony (Germany, USA, Japan, UK, the Netherlands, Luxembourg). He is also involved in a number of patent litigation suits with respect to the UMTS and DDC standards. Further patent infringement and patent vindication proceedings concern the sectors of electronics, automotive, pharma, chemistry, ultrasonic welding, abrasives, photovoltaics, brewing technology, sports equipment and glass coating. His clients in these fields also include a number of highly innovative SMEs in Germany and abroad.
Recommendations include IAM Patent 1000
, 2012, where he was praised for his 'creative, outside-the-box thinking' and 'superb attention to detail'; the publication added that he is 'brilliant in court, with a calm, persuasive style'. He is also listed in Legal 500 EMEA
, 2012, which cites his "fantastic ability to explain difficult technical subject matter to judges", and Chambers Global
, 2012, which deems him "very professional and to the point, with an understated knowledge of the law and in-depth understanding of [the client's] business goals".
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