Kurt Stocker

Diplom-Physiker ETH (equiv. to B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics)

Patent Attorney (Switzerland)
European Patent Attorney

Member of Managing Board St. Gallen


Preparation of patent applications, representation before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and the European Patent Office, particularly in European patent grant procedures, opposition and appeal proceedings, infringement analysis, patent validity analysis, freedom to operate analysis and patent attorneys’ work for legal infringement and nullity proceedings, mainly in the technical fields of mechanics, physics, material science, electrical engineering and process engineering

Professional Experience

From 1991 to 2018 consulting, litigating and prosecuting in the fields of patents, trademarks and designs for the patent firms Büchel, von Révy & Partner and PATWIL AG

First employment at the firm in 1991

Judicial Activities

Since 2008 judge at the commercial court of the canton St. Gallen, participation in trademark, design and copyright disputes

Since 2010 judge at the Swiss Federal Patent Court

Academic Education

Studies of Physics at ETH Zurich, specialising in the field of solid-state physics; Degree: Diplom-Physiker

Professional Memberships

VESPA - Verband der freiberuflichen Europäischen und Schweizer Patentanwälte (Association of Freelance European and Swiss Patent Attorneys)
epi - European Patent Institute
SVRH - Schweizerischer Verband der Richter in Handelssachen (Swiss Association of Judges at Commercial Courts)


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