Office Munich+49 89 39295710  Office Friedrichshafen +49 7541 950170



Nowlan & Stadler Patentanwälte Partnerschaft

Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Franz Stadler, LL.M.

German patent attorney
European patent attorney
European trademark and design attorney
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Associate lecturer for intellectual property rights at the University Ravensburg-Weingarten

Primary Practice

Prosecution, litigation and consulting with respect to all matters in the field of industrial property law for all kinds of clients ranging from individual inventors to small and medium sized firms up to international corporations; as amongst others drafting of patent and utility model applications in English and German, trademark applications, industrial design applications; licensing of IP protection rights; main focus technically in mechanical engineering, physics, civil engineering, software (computer implemented inventions, Artificial Intelligence AI) and inorganic chemistry.

Professional Experience and Education

studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich and civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich, doctor degree in engineering at the Leibniz University of Hannover, thesis “the meaning of patents for the superstructure slab track”

Patent attorney trainee (in a patent law firm, at the German Patent and Trademark Office (Deutsches Patent und Markenamt) and the German Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht) and furthermore the regional court Munich I (Landgericht München I)) as well as training and examination for European Patent Attorney and European Trademark and Design Attorney, postgraduate studies at the Fernuniversität (distance university) Hagen in jurisprudence with the main focus in European intellectual property law resulting in Master of Laws (LL.M.)

working with engineering consultants as engineer, working as freelance patent attorney for many years and working long-term as an senior patent consultant in a patent department of a mechanical engineering corporate group, foundation of the patent law firm Stadler & Kollegen in 2002, author of many publications in Intellectual Property

authorized to represent clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt), European Patent Office (EPO), European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), German Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht), German Federal court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in patent-revocation and compulsory licence matters


German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer)
European Patent Institute (epi)
International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
German Association of Industrial Property Experts (VPP)
German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR)


German, English, French


phone: +49 7541 95017-0
fax: +49 7541 95017-25