In 2001, Peter R. Slowinski from Stanford Law School in the USA started a study on patent mediation in Germany. This study is currently being continued in Germany. It consists of:
- A survey of lawyers and patent lawyers
- An evaluation of the pilot project on patent mediation done in Munich at District Court I
- An investigation of the perspectives and experience of companies who have used mediation in patent conflict issues
The complete study will soon be released by Slowinski in a special publication. Individual results can also be found in Gross, IP/IT Mediation, 2nd edition, Frankfurt am Main 2013, margin number 206.