Christoph Müller

Partner at Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG

Christoph Müller is a Swiss and European patent attorney. He graduated with a degree in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in 1993 and has been a partner with Hepp Wenger Ryffel since 2003.

Mr Müller’s technical focus is on medical devices, computer-related inventions and mechanical engineering. He advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of IP-related matters and is regularly involved in opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office. In addition, he has extensive experience in managing litigation on behalf of his clients in numerous jurisdictions.

Mr Müller has been a tutor for the basic training course on European patent law organised by the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies Strasbourg and frequently lectures on various topics of IP law, in particular in the field of computer-implemented inventions. He authored several articles in the commentary on German and European patent law edited by Fitzner, Bodewig and Lutz.

Mr Müller has been elected as a non-permanent technically qualified judge with the Swiss Federal Patent Court, which has been operative since 1 January 2012.

Mr Müller is fluent in German, English and French, and is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Institut für den gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, the Verband Schweizerischer Patentanwälte and the Verband der freiberuflichen Europäischen und Schweizer Patentanwälte.

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Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG
Friedtalweg 5
Wil 9500

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