Dieter Stauder has more than 40 years’ experience in teaching and research in the field of intellectual property. His professional career began at the Ludwig Maximilian University and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law where, in addition to his work as an assistant, he also headed the Department of English Law. Between 1992 and 2006, he was the Director of the International Section of the “Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle” (CEIPI) in Strasbourg and Associate Professor of the University Robert Schuman, whilst simultaneously working for the European Patent Office, which had appointed him to train candidates for the European Qualifying Examination.

The main areas of his practice and his teaching and academic work relate to European patent law, with an emphasis on empirical research and comparative law. Dieter Stauder has a particular interest in the fields of jurisdiction and patent infringement proceedings.

Attorney-at-Law
Location: Munich
Languages: German, English, French
Born 1940
Memberships

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 Property Law Center and the Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation in Maastricht. European patent law is significantly the domain of CEIPI (Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle), an institute forming part of the University of Strasbourg of which Dieter Stauder, the driving force behind its development, is currently “Membre honoraire du Conseil d'administration” (honorary member of the Administrative Council).

Consequently, his role within Bardehle Pagenberg relates to training and professional development

Among the various professional associations, Dieter Stauder soon found his niche within GRUR, in which he has been actively involved as secretary of the expert committee for patent and utility model law.

Publications

Besides tutoring 'generations' of European Patent Attorneys, Dieter Stauder has also published many works in his field and is still publishing on a regular basis. One outstanding example of his publications in the field of patent law is the work 'Singer/Stauder', a commentary on the European Patent Convention, published in English in its 3rd edition (2003).

Lectures & Seminars

Dieter Stauder taught at the Ludwig Maximilian University, 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 in setting them up, and is currently involved in the IP courses at the Technical University of Dresden.

2006
2006 - today

Attorney-at-Law with the firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

2005
2005 - today

Foreign member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for intellectual property and unfair competition and media law (Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbsrecht und Medienrecht [GEWeM]) of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany

1992
1992 - 2006

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

1992 - 2005

Member of the European Patent Office, Munich, Germany

1978
1978 - 1991

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

1976
1976 - 1977

Scientific Assistant at the Institute for Intellectual Property and Copyright at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

1974
1974

Ph.D. (Dr. iur.) Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

1967
1967

Second State Law Examination (bar admission exam)

1963
1963

First State Law Examination (degree-level qualification: University of Freiburg, Germany)