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Dr. Tillmann Stieger

Tillmann Stieger - Patent Strategy and Intellectual Property (IP) Management Expert


Value-added patent strategy
Efficient IP management
Creative innovation management


Patent Counsel in house
IP Manager technology transfer


European Patent Attorney
Doctorate physics
Master of Science chemistry

It is my passion to connect intellectual property (IP) with the specific business objectives of my clients.

I love to work on early ideas and shape them into strong inventions with a creative and somewhat different view. The business strategy and the corresponding product is the central point of focus. I take a clear and structured approach to developing a patent strategy and implementing it, with a preference for practical solutions.

I have a strong belief in the value of lean and efficient processes for IP management. Business model-specific portfolio management is complemented with country-specific optimization to ensure a sensible cost-benefit ratio.

I am passionate about business models and have an affinity for finance and corporate strategies. I am familiar with the structures and business processes of small, medium, and large businesses alike. My experience spans both academic and industrial research. Intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patents, is one of my core competencies. Furthermore, I have strategic expertise for the European, US and Chinese markets.

As the Patent Counsel for a globally active specialty glass manufacturer, my role was to oversee all IP matters of two business units. My diverse responsibilities included crafting the strategic vision for the business in terms of intellectual property and its implementation through corresponding IP applications worldwide, as well as enforcing them against third parties. Additionally, I drafted and negotiated various IP contracts and worked closely with colleagues for new products and technology fields, providing them with the support they needed to grow and succeed.

During my time in technology transfer, I served as the IP manager and promoted the protection of fundamental developments in the university sector. A critical aspect of my job was marketing the generated IP rights and academic know-how.

Throughout my academic journey, which includes both chemistry studies and a PhD in physics, I had the pleasure of participating in several international research projects. Specifically, my research concentrated on the molecular dynamics of the order and phase behavior of soft matter, utilizing computer simulations. This allowed me to collaborate with researchers from both Europe and the USA, and gave me the chance to compare simulation results with experimental data.