Martin Wilming

Partner at Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG

Martin Wilming is a European and Swiss patent attorney and has been a partner at Hepp Wenger Ryffel since 2008. He has a doctorate in bio-organic chemistry. He specialises in the management of IP rights with an LLM in IP law and management from the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg.

Dr Wilming’s main areas of activity are international prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the enforcement of IP rights. He also advises and represents clients in proceedings before the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

Dr Wilming is also active in trademark and design law. He has extensive experience in analysing questions of infringement and the validity of IP rights, and provides clients with practical recommendations from a commercial perspective. He frequently advises and represents clients in complex disputes, coordinates multinational IP litigation and drafts and negotiates technology-related agreements, in particular licensing, cooperation and technology transfer agreements. Dr Wilming mainly focuses in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, adhesives and coatings, dental technology, food technology and mechanical engineering.

Dr Wilming is fluent in German and English and has a good understanding of French. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, the Institute of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law and a board member of the Association of European and Swiss Patent Attorneys in Private Practice. He is also active in the European Patent Practice Committee of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office and has been appointed to the EPO’s Standing Advisory Committee (specifically, the Working Party on Rules and the Working Party on Guidelines). Further, Dr Wilming is a tutor for the basic training course on European patent law organised by CEIPI and has authored several chapters in German and European patent law edited by Fitzner, Bodewig and Lutz.

Dr Wilming runs a blog ( on Swiss Federal Patent Court case law.

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Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG
Friedtalweg 5
Wil 9500

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