Attorneys at Law

Dieter Stauder started his impressive career in IP at the University of Munich and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, where he was Head of the Department of English Law. After working as a lawyer for the European Patent Office, Dieter Stauder was, from 1992 to 2006, Director of the International Section of the "Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle" (CEIPI) in Strasbourg, Associate Professor of the University Robert Schuman and member of the European Patent Office.

His academic work is concentrating on Industrial Property with an emphasis on empirical research and comparative law. A special interest of Dieter Stauder focuses on questions of jurisdiction, litigation and infringement of intellectual property rights.



Scientific Assistant at the Institute for Intellectual Property and Copyright at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich


Scientist, Head of Department of English Law at the Max-Planck-Institute for Patent-, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law, Munich


Member of the European Patent Office


Director of the International Section of the "Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle" (CEIPI) in Strasbourg, France; Associate Professor of the University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France

Since 2006

Attorney-at-law with the firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich



First State Examination University of Freiburg i.Br.


Second State Examination


Degree of Dr. iur. Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich


German, English, French

Having tutored 'generations' of European Patent attorneys, Dieter Stauder has also widely published in his field and is still publishing on a regular basis. One outstanding example of his publishing activity in patent law is his co-authorship of 'Singer/Stauder', the commentary on the European Patent Convention, published in English, in its 3rd edition in 2003. Dieter Stauder is active as mediator (certificate by IHK Munich).

Dieter Stauder taught at the University of Munich, the Max-Planck-Institute, the Bavarian Administrative School and many EPO seminars in Germany and abroad. He was involved in the IP masters programs in Europe, including their establishment, and currently holds a position at the Technical University of Dresden.

Together with Manuel Desantes Real from Alicante, he co-founded the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN) which, having been established 15 years ago, now comprises the institutes of CEIPI, the Magister Lvcentinvs, the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, the Munich Intellectual Law Center and the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation in Maastricht.

CEIPI (Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle), Strasbourg: Membre honoraire (honorary member) of the Conseil d'administration (Administrative Council)

At CEIPI, he is active in the successful European Patent Litigation Course for European Patent Attorneys, which is headed by Walter Holzer.

Among the various professional associations, he has found that GRUR is the one for him.

He is actively involved in training and professional development within the firm.

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