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F. Peter Müller

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German, English
Mediation Profile

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 from the Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden with 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 a US-patent law firm 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 handled only a handful of mediations during the years of 2003 - 2007. No mediations were handled 2008. Since 2009 Mr. Müller is handling in average 1 mediation / year.

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; - 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; - Former Chair of the Mediation Association of German Patent and Trademark Attorneys (MAP, Munich); - 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) since 2003: 8-16 hours of training with the contuinued INTA Mediation Training Program


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

R+V Insurance Company, up to 5,000,000.00 EURO

F. Peter
Peter Mueller