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IMI Certified Mediator
Design, Licensing, Patent, Trademark
CPR - The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
Mr Müller is a German and European patent and trade mark attorney and mediator. He was born in April 14 1969. He holds a Master Degree in electrical engineering (Dipl-Ing), having graduated in 1994 at the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich). At the Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden he has delivered a thesis on adaptive control and intelligent systems. From 1995 to 1997 he undertook law studies for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen, Germany. From 1990 to 1994 he undertook studies at the Technical University of Munich, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and the Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden. In 1991 he was awarded a scholarship by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Bonn. From 1989 to 1992 he was a business consultant at Andersen Consulting, Germany, and had various traineeships at Siemens AG, Germany. In 1993 he received training at the US-patent law firm Hopgood Calimafde in New York. From 1994 to 1997 he underwent a traineeship with the patent law firm Müller, Schupfner & Gauger and with the District Court of Düsseldorf. From 1997 to 1998 he had a traineeship at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court in Munich, completed with the German Patent Attorneys’ Examination. In 1998 he was a patent consultant at the Swiss Patent Department of Siemens AG, formerly Landis & Gyr AG. In 1999 he was admitted as European Patent Attorney. Since then he has been a partner of Müller, Schupfner & Gauger, now Müller Schupfner & Partner. From 2002 to 2003 he undertook mediation studies at the University of Hagen. Mr Müller has extensive experience in the areas of automatic control and intelligent systems, information technology, telecommunication, semiconductor technology, packaging technology, metal alloys, construction technology, electronic systems and integrated circuits, machinery, ultrasonic technology, software; design, utility models, trade marks and mediation.
Mr. Müller has been handling mediations since 2003 (about 1-2 / year). No mediations were handled 2008. He has an intensive experience in patent and trademark litigation as counsel, on a global level.
evaluative but very structured; process-driven
Intellectual Property, mainly trade marks and patent disputes as well as licensing and contractual issues.
EUR 300,--/hour EUR 2400,- / day
FICPI, CNIPA, EPI, ECTA, KAS, BPV, BVDP, INTA, CTMAI, BdPa, GRUR, AIPPI; - 2014-2019 Special Adviser to the Executive Director of the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), - Member of the EUIPO ADR-SAB (Stakeholder Advisory Board)- Former President of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA, Brussels); - Former Member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA, New York); - Council Member of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA, Brussels); - Former Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee (PAC) of ECTA; - Former Chair of the CTM Advisory Initiative Association, Munich; - Chair of the Mediation Association of German Patent and Trademark Attorneys (MAP, Munich); - Former Member of the Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute (IMI, The Hague); - Member of the Panel of Neutrals of INTA; - Member of the Panel of Neutrals of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, Geneva) ; - Member of the Panel of Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR, New York); - Former Member of the Committee for Computer Software Protection of the Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys, Munich; - Former Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (ADR) of INTA.
Training and Education
2002/2003: one year of Mediation Studies at the University of Hagen (including 2 practical cases) with exam; since 2003: 8-16 hours of training / year (inter alia with the contuinued INTA Mediation Training Program)
Regular IP Seminar, “Introduction in Intellectual Property Rights”, University for Applied Science in Weihenstephan, Germany, frequently
Seminar of the Department for Criminal Law, Law Philosophy and IT-Law, University of Tübingen, “Negotiating and Mediating in IP Disputes”, Blaubeuren, December 11/12, 1999
125th Annual Meeting of INTA, “International Alternative Dispute Resolution – A Mock Demonstration”, Amsterdam, May 7, 2003
Seminar on Mediation at the German Federal Patent Court, Munich, July 21, 2003
Seminar of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, “Patents and Trade Marks as an effective Tool to Protect Innovations”, Munich, November 24, 2005
IBC UK Conference, Mediation of IP Disputes, “A view from the IP profession”, London, May 22, 2006
Mediation Interest Group Meeting, (WIPO), “The Role of Counsel in Mediation”, Geneva, September 1, 2006
129th Annual Meeting of INTA: „Mediation Workshop“, Introduction to Mediation in IP Disputes, Chicago, April 30, 2007
IBC UK Conference “Early Resolution in IP”, IP mediation – insights into cases that have worked and cases that haven`t, London, May 18, 2007
IBC UK Conference, IP Leaders Forum, “How to efficiently manage IP and technology disputes”, Montreux, September 18, 2007
IBC Euroforum Sweden, Varumärkesdagen 2008, “Generating Outcomes in Impossible Situations - The Power of Mediation”, Stockholm, January 18, 2008
ECTA Council Meeting, “Effective Dispute Resolution – What are the Alternatives?”, Munich, October 17, 2008
131th Annual Meeting of INTA, “Effective Dispute Resolution –What are the Alternatives”, Seattle, Mai 20, 2009.
ECTA Annual Meeting, “Enforcement of Community Trademarks in the EU”, Barcelona, June 17, 2010
134th Annual Meeting of INTA,“SENIORITY MANAGEMENT - Why dropping national trademarks might harm your brand”, Washington, Mai 07, 2012.
AIPPI Baltic Conference, “Authorship rights and IP rights – How to avoid disputes between the authors and the applicants”; Riga, April 20, 2011.
IBC UK Conference, “Enforcement Strategies & Pitfalls emerging from Seniority Claims and Older National Trademark Termination”, London, July 3, 2012, London.
INGRES, "Die Revision des EU Markenrechts“, Zürich, Januar 27, 2014.
Lions Club München-Bavaria, "Intellektuelle Wegelagerei! Wie mit Schutzrechten „abgezockt" wird", Munich, February 17, 2014.
European Commission, IPKey - Celebrating 10 years of the EU-China IP Dialogue Mechanism, "Future reinforced cooperation activities between the EU and China on IP matters", Brussels, June 29, 2015.
VPP – Association of Intellectual Property Experts, Regional Group Mid-South, “The EU Trade Mark Reform”, BASF-Ludwigshafen, September 30, 2015.
FORUM – 15th International Trademark Conference, „The harmonization of basic procedures in national trademark law: Overview of the new TM Directive – Chances and Pitfalls“, Alicante, March 9, 2016.
IPDR Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum at the Max Planck Institute – Mediation in IP Disputes FRAND and other challenges
for IP ADR Institutions: “WIPO ADR Procedures for the Resolution of IP Disputes, including FRAND”, Munich, June 28, 2016.
CITMA - Frühjahrskonferenz 2017, "The UK out - combatant or cooperator - a German perspective", London, 16. März 2017.
WIPO Mediators Meeting – Exchange of Best Practices – „Caucus Sessions“; Genf, 24. März 2017.
ECTA Annual Meeting, „20 years of Case Law - A review of the most important EUCJ trade mark cases during the past 20 years“, Budapest, June 30, 2017.
FORUM - 16th International Trademark Conference, „Brexit: practical consequences for trademark owners – recommendations”, Alicante, November 8, 2017.
Deutsche Patentanwaltskammer, Kammerversammlung – „Das Verfahren vor dem Gerichtshof der europäischen Union – Übersicht über die praktischen Durchführungsbestimmungen zur Verfahrensordnung des Gerichts“, München, November 21, 2017
"Mediation: Creating Value in International Intellectual Property Disputes", Edited by Théophile Margellos, Sophia Bonne, Gordon Humphreys, Sven Stürmann, ISBN 978-90-411-6736-1, Author of two sections
”Control of Systems with Backlash”, Department of Automatic Control, Lund Intitute of Technology, ISSN 0280-5316,1994
”Die Patent- und Markenabteilung im Unternehmen”, F.P. Müller, Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte 1999, S.422 – 427
An Educational Mediation Video „Resolution Through Mediation: Solving a Complex International Business Problem”; F. Peter Müller as the Mediator; Released at INTA's 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, in cooperation with CPR - International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Inc.; 2003. https://imimediation.org/resolution-through-mediation-video
The Community Trademark and the National Trademark. Are they in Harmony? The German point of view“, ECTA Gazette, March 31, 2010
Code of Conduct of German Patent Attorneys (including the right to object to the disclosure of confidential information in court proceedings) IMI Code of Professional Conduct ECTA Code of Conduct epi Code of Conduct
Bar Association of German Patent Attorneys accepts any complaints; first instance before Bar Association, second instance before District Court of Munich, open to Appeal to Upper District Court of Munich and Supreme Court of Germany IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process