Susanna Ruder

Partner at Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG

Susanna Ruder is a European and Swiss patent attorney. She has been a partner at Hepp Wenger Ryffel since 2016. Her main areas of activity are the management of international patent grant procedures, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, and the preparation of opinions relating to patent infringement and validity. Additionally, she consults and represents clients in patent infringement and validity proceedings, in particular in Switzerland, and consults clients regarding distribution, licence and R&D contracts. She is also active in the area of trademark and design law. Her industrial experience enables her to always focus her consultancy on business-economical aspects.

The technological focus of Ms Ruder is in mechanical engineering, in particular the transportation industry, optical industry, construction industry, medical technology and medical consumer goods. Her broad studies mean that she is also active in electrical engineering and software-related patents.

Ms Ruder has passed the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies course on patent litigation in Europe and will thus be able to represent clients at the upcoming Unitary Patent Court.

Ms Ruder is fluent in German, English and Swedish, and is regularly involved in oppositions and appeals involving European patents filed in French.

Additionally, she is active in the leadership of the Licensing Executives Society International Young Members Congress.

Ms Ruder studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg and graduated with a MSc in 2006. She subsequently worked as a product manager in a large Swiss industrial company until 2009.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • LES

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Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG
Friedtalweg 5
Wil 9500

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