Martin A Bader - BGW AG Management Advisory Group

Partner - BGW AG Management Advisory Group

Martin A Bader is co-founder and managing partner of the Swiss-based innovation and IP management advisory group BGW AG – a high-end consulting boutique for multinational companies and world innovation champions.

Mr Bader is a European and Swiss patent attorney and holds a master’s in electrical engineering (University of Karlsruhe, Germany; University of Southampton, United Kingdom; École Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique, France), and a PhD in the field of IP management and economics from the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland.

He gained his executive experience as vice president and chief IP counsel at Infineon Technologies, a leading global high-tech semiconductor company that was carved out from Siemens. He started his professional career as a patent attorney and patent manager in Siemens’s patent department.

Mr Bader is a key speaker at numerous expert groups and conferences on innovation and IP management (eg, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Centre for Intellectual Property, the European Commission, the European Patent Office, the Licensing Executives Society, the Association of Swiss Patent Attorneys, the Association of Intellectual Property Experts, the World Economic Forum and the World Intellectual Property Organisation).

Mr Bader has more than 20 years’ professional experience with regard to IP management and is frequently hired by multinational companies as a top-level consultant for resolving all kinds of IP-related issues. He also serves as mediator for alternative dispute resolution at the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

BGW recently developed the St Gallen Patent Index, a new, state-of-the-art patent rating index (, in cooperation with the Swiss Patent and Trademark Office.

Professional associations

  • EPI
  • LES
  • VPP


  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

BGW AG Management Advisory Group

BGW AG Management Advisory Group
Varnbüelstrasse 13
St Gallen 9000

Contact details

T: +41 71 511 2116
F: +41 71 511 2106
: @bgw_ag

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