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The team of Ammann Patent Attorneys Ltd.

Stefan Blaser
Dr. Sc. nat. Dipl.-Phys.
Patent Attorney, CEO
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Stefan Blaser has many years of experience in advising and representing clients in cases of patents, trademarks and design, especially in these specialties: Engineering, medical- and dental technology, the clock making industry, process engineering and electronics. German is his native language, he can also communicate in English and French and has some knowledge of Japanese.

Scientific Background

Stefan Blaser studied physics and mathematics at the university of Bern and earned his diploma in theoretical particle physics. In 1998 he earned his PhD from the ETH Zürich in the department for construction, environment and geomatics in hydromechanics. Afterward he spent some time for a post-doctorate at the university of Tokyo where he researched the phenomenon of bioluminescence of plankton.

Career
In 2001 Stefan Blaser joined the Ammann Patentanwälte AG. In 2004 and 2005 he increased his competence via internships with the European Patent Office in the examination and objection department as well as with the board of appeals. He has been a licensed European Patent Attorney since 2006 and earned a diploma in “Patent Litigation in Europe” from the University of Strasbourg. Stefan Blaser works as an epi-tutor for candidates for the European Patent Attorney exam. He is also involved as an examination expert for the Swiss Patent Attorney exam.

Memberships

  • Organization of Freelance Swiss and European Patent Attorneys (VESPA)
  • Institute of Representatives licensed by the European Patent Office (epi)
  • Institute for commercial legal protection (INGRES)
  • Swiss Physical Society (SPS)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • ETH Alumni Association
  • Alumni UniBE
Michael Störzbach
Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Chem.
Patent Attorney, Member of the Board of Directors
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Michael Störzbach specializes in physical chemistry, computer engineering and electronics and has many years of experience as a patent attorney. German is his native language, and he also communicates in English and French. 

Scientific Background

Dr. Michael Störzbach earned his diploma in chemistry at Freiburg University (Ger). He earned his PhD in 1991 in organic electro-chemistry with a minor in computer sciences. 

Career
Michael Störzbach joined the Ammann Patentanwälte AG in 1991. He is a Swiss Patent Attorney and has been a licensed European Patent Attorney before the European Patent Office since 1995. He has also been an adjunct judge with the Swiss Patent Court since 2018. He is also a member of the examination commission which is responsible for the execution of the examination required to be licensed as a Swiss Patent Attorney.

Memberships

  • Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)
  • German Chemist Association (GDCh)
  • Specialist Group Patent Law of GDCh
  • Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorney Association (VSP)
  • Institute of Representatives licensed by the European Patent Office (epi)
  • Organization of Freelance Swiss and European Patent Attorneys (VESPA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AIPPI)
Heinz Zürcher
Masch. Ing. FH
Patent Attorney
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Heinz Zürcher specializes in engineering and structural engineering as well as in packaging technology and has many years of experience as patent researcher and patent attorney. German is his native language and he also communicates in English and French. 

Scientific Background
Heinz Zürcher is a mechanical engineer FH and has been trained as a researcher at the Institute for Intellectual Property. 

Career
Heinz Zürcher has been a member of the Ammann Patentanwälte AG since 2009. After several years of working as a developing engineer in different industrial sectors he worked as an examiner and researcher at the Federal Office of Intellectual Property. He familiarized himself with research and material examinations during a several month long internship with the European Patent Office. Afterward he decided to work as a patent attorney. At the same time, he was also a lecturer for patent and trademark matters in the MAS-course of the Zürcher Fachhochschule.

Memberships

  • Organization of Freelance Swiss and European Patent Attorneys (VESPA)

Michel Seehof
Dipl. Physicist
Patent Attorney, Consultant
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Michel Seehof has a diploma in physics and has many years of experience in matters of patents, trademarks and designs, especially also in passing protective rights in Swiss and international courts. He also assisted in several patent processes as a specialist. German is his native language and he also communicates in French and German. 

Scientific Background

Michel Seehof has a diploma in physics from Frankfurt University (Ger). while working in a laboratory he focused on optics, especially laser optics. 

Career
Michel Seehof began working for the Ammann Patentanwälte AG in 1972. He is a Swiss Patent Attorney and is one of the first people to be licensed by the European Patent Office. Up until 2021 he was responsible for the operative and strategic leading of the company. He is a founding member of VESPA and was a member of its board of directors for more than two decades. He was also the initiator of the Swiss Patent Attorney Law. Alongside his work as a patent attorney, he also committed himself to the strengthening of the patent attorney profession as a trainer of candidates as well as a long-term member of the examination boards for the European Licensing Exam.

Memberships

  • Swiss Patent and Trademark Attorney Association (VSP)
  • Organization of Freelance Swiss and European Patent Attorneys (VESPA)
  • Institute of Representatives licensed by the European Patent Office (epi)
  • Swiss Association for Optics and Microscopics (SSOM)
Karin Heiniger
Paralegal

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Karin Heiniger has been supporting our team since 2012 with a focus on trademark and design administration.

Languages
German, English, Japanese, French

Christine Schär
Paralegal

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Christine Schär has supported our team since 2014 with a focus on patent administration, especially yearly fees.

Languages
German, French, English

Thomas Hiltbrunner
Paralegal

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Thomas Hiltbrunner has supported our team since 2018 with a focus on patent administration.

Languages
German, French, English

Sabrina Oberleitner
Paralegal

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Sabrina Oberleitner has supported our team since 2019 with a focus on patent and trademark administration.

Languages
German, French, English, Spanish

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