Tilman Müller

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Dr. Tilman Müller specializes in patent infringement proceedings and parallel invalidity proceedings not only in national courts but also in front of the Unified Patent Court since day one.

His work focusses on the representation of patent pools, the enforcement of standard-essential patents, and all related antitrust issues. Tilman is not only familiar with different standardized technologies, including video and audio coding, telecommunications, wireless charging, and lighting, but also has profound knowledge of the economic and legal framework for patent pools and licensing.

Tilman Müller became particularly known by representing Access Advance and Via Licensing as well as the patent owners of these two pools in comprehensive infringement and validity proceedings. For many years, he has also been acting for Philips in various technological areas, particularly in complex cross-border and SEP-related disputes. He also represents clients in national and international IP-related arbitration proceedings.

Additionally, Tilman Müller has vast experience in drawing up licensing programs and relevant agreements as well as enforcing them, including in arbitration. In this context, he also accompanied and shaped the creation of several international standardization organizations in the lighting industry.

Tilman Müller is familiar with various technologies and advises clients from many industry sectors. For example, he advises clients in the areas of electrical engineering, consumer electronics, medical devices, and communications technology, mechanical engineering, lighting, and chemistry.

Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP lawyer, UPC Representative, Partner

Location: Hamburg

Languages: German, English

+49 40 271 4468-0


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Dr. Tilman Müller is a member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the European Patent Lawyer Association (EPLAW), and the Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg.



Katrin Winkelmann, Tilman Müller: "Patentschutz in der vernetzten Medizin", Interview in DeviceMed January 2020

Katrin Winkelmann, Tilman Müller: "Wie können wir uns das schützen lassen? Patentschutz in der vernetzten Medizin", expert article in in e-health-com, edition 06/2019

Tilman Müller, Volkmar Henke: "Standard-essential patents and FRAND licensing in Europe", IAM Patents in Europe 2018/19

Tilman Müller, Volkmar Henke: "Erste Rezeption des EuGH-Urteiles "Huawei-ZTE" durch die Instanzgerichte", Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, edition 02/2016, page 62



Registration as a Representative before the UPC

2023 - today

Attorney-at-law and equity partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, founding partner of the Hamburg office


Secondment at the Legal Department of Philips Intellectual Property & Standards, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 

2011 - 2023

Attorney-at-law at Eisenfuehr Speiser, Hamburg, Germany
(Equity partner as of 2018)


2nd State Examination in Law (German bar exam) with honors
Higher District Court of Hamburg , Germany

2010 - 2011

Attorney-at-law (Associate) at CMS Hasche Sigle, Hamburg, Germany

2005 - 2008

Doctorate in Law at the Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany


1st State Examination in Law (degree level qualification)
Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany

2000 - 2004

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany